Going Green With Goats

Monday, September 20, 2010 - 10:49am

Detroit charter school borrows herd of goats to clear lot for class garden.

A herd of goats have found a new home on Detroit, Michigan's east side.

Students at Detroit's Enterprise Academy are getting a first-hand lesson in organic agriculture.

The charter school has started an urban garden in a vacant lot near their building and have brought in 30 goats to help clear the field.

Instead of machines or chemicals, the goats will graze the area to cleanse it of weeds.

"Our goal is to actually, next year, have a fully operating garden where we can provide parents and our families with food and or sell food to the community," said principal Rodney Deal.

By Spring, the students should be ready to plant fruits, vegetables and trees.

"There's going to be a whole lot of things that we're going to have to learn and stuff," said student Travonn Wilson.

The animals were donated by a goat and sheep farmer in western Michigan.

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