Goatscaping at Greenview

In May of 2022, The Friends hired goats to help control invasive plants at the park. Our goatscaping herd worked a weedy section of the park that we have designated high priority for restoration. Five Boer goats browsed an area just east of the Project Grow Community Garden. The goats were confined by a temporary fence during their week-long stay, May 23-30.

Goatscaping is an ecologically beneficial and chemical free method for controlling weeds and restoring healthy landscapes. Goats love eating new shoots and leaves of problem plants such as buckthorn, honeysuckle, and poison ivy. This helps to weaken and eliminate these invasive plants and clear overgrown areas.

Check out this video showing goats at work at Greenview

Meet our goat staff