Green grazers

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Green grazers

Photo by: Dot Paul

The Tanyard Creek Chew Crew returned to campus in April. UGA’s semi-resident goat herd munched away at the kudzu, English ivy, privet and other invasive plants on the grounds next to the Hull Street parking deck on North Campus. Once a week, volunteers met at the site to pick up trash, sow native plant seeds to help stabilize the soil and assist the goats by cutting down vegetation that’s too tall for the animals to reach. Above, Magali Marlowe (AB ’12) helps Eric MacDonald (right), associate professor in the College of Environment and Design, label invasive plants. The Chew Crew was created last year when Zach Richardson (BLA ’12), now a grad student, wrote a grant proposal that was funded by the Office of Sustainability.