Here is an unusual article from CBC about how Amazon.com is making use of Japanese goats to get rid of problem weeds on the company’s Japanese office grounds. Companies don’t always get it right, but when they do, they should get kudos from the rest of us.
Good on you Amazon.
Oh, and by the way, goats and sheep aren’t allergic to poison ivy, so they are a great way to get rid of that particularly pesky weed. See this interesting page describing how goats can be very eco-friendly. I am not certain how eco-friendly goats are in times of drought though…I had heard that the very things that make goats eco-friendly from a herbicide perspective can make them less sustainable in times of drought because they tend to denude the landscape, even eating the roots of the plants.
- Amazon hires goats for Japanese office landscaping (cbc.ca)
- Goats back to tidy steep Seattle slopes (thenewstribune.com)
- Goats hired to take care of landscaping at Chicago airport (lostateminor.com)
- RentAGoat.com: When Business Innovation Meets Low Tech (inventorspot.com)