- Associated Press - Sunday, November 23, 2014

TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Towson University wanted an environmentally safe, reasonably priced method to clean up the English ivy that has choked out native plants and trees in its arboretum.

The college hired 18 goats to do the job.

The goats are from Harmony Church Farm in Harford County.

Ronie Cassily, who owns the herd, tells WJZ (https://cbsloc.al/1zPmB35 ) that until Thanksgiving, the goats will eat the invasive English ivy on about a quarter acre.

The university says if the goats perform satisfactorily, they’ll be asked back to clear eight acres on campus.

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Information from: WJZ-TV, https://www.wjz.com/


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