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Goats are put to work as eco-friendly lawnmowers in Nassau County

Goats are the brand new garden mowers in 2020.

The Goats on the Go program, introduced Friday in Nassau County, enlists the assistance of six native goats from Previous Bethpage Village Restoration to chomp away at pesky brush.

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In contrast to motorized landscaping gear, goats mow down overgrown weeds and different vegetation with out disturbing the earth — they usually don’t depart behind poisonous chemical compounds.

They’re not choosy eaters, both. Goats have the power to devour numerous sorts of vegetation — together with poison ivy — and are recognized to eat Christmas timber when the vacations are over and clear dried vegetation liable to brush fires. Of their wake, they depart soil-enriching manure, which they push into the bottom with their hooves.

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“Grazing goats are a greener, cheaper and really efficient manner of landscaping,” stated Nassau County Govt Laura Curran in a press launch.

Not solely are the grazing goats eco-friendly and keen to assist, however they’re cute, too. 4 of the six goats have names — Lucifer, Sandy, Clover and Jackie — and there’s even a contest to call the remaining two members of the herd.

If these lovely weed-eaters excel at their job at Previous Bethpage, they’ll embark on a county-wide tour to “goatscape” in different areas.

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