Did you know that goats were used to clean up one of the new Beltline parks? Last October (2010), Boulevard Crossing Park, one of the very first Beltline parks, was being cleared of kudzu, and Trees Atlanta helped with this endeavor. Instead of using their typical herbicides, they decided on a more efficient and green technique. Goats! Seriously, goats. Lots and lots of goats.
The clean-up of the 21.5 acre park (Boulevard Crossing Park), located near the intersection of Boulevard and Englewood Avenue, was part of a pilot program to test the goats’ effectiveness in cleaning up kudzu in a sustainable manner. Each goat can eat 150-200 square feet of kudzu per day, so the site was cleared in about 21 days. That about an acre a day!
I wish I could have seen this live, but alas, I did not. Here are some pictures for your enjoyment!