Get ready for goat grazing and gazing when our own very special herd of ‘green
goats’ arrive at Reeves-Reed Arboretum on Friday, October 13th !
Why goats? They’re basically nature’s lawnmowers. “Goats eat all day,” says RRA’s Executive Director Frank Juliano. “And what a wonderful way to engage and educate our community about an eco-friendly process that ordinarily takes months of hard, hand-labor to achieve.” The ‘green goats’ will be unleashed on the steep sides of the Arboretum’s historic Daffodil Bowl to begin clearing away a year’s worth of wildflower growth, invasive vines and weeds, allowing for the annual restoration and replanting of the Bowl with bulbs for a spectacular spring show.
In addition to treating the goats to a non-stop buffet, the Arboretum’s education and
horticulture staff will use this opportunity encourage other eco-land management practices.
And, as an added incentive, visitors will be offered the chance to sponsor a goat and help
support the Arboretum’s new “green goats initiative.” Just go to our website and click on the “green goats” link, and for $25 per goat, you can send a “kid” to the Arboretum! Of course,
your sponsorship is fully tax-deductible.
Again, the goats arrive on Friday, October 13 and will be on hand for about two weeks. And
they will certainly be the featured “guests” during the annual CELEBRATE FALL festival on
For more information, please check our website, www.reeves-reedarboretum.org or call our
Office Manager, Doreen Schindler, at 908-273- 8787 x1010.