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Goats make quick work of Towson University's yardwork

Goats make quick work of Towson University's yardwork

Towson University brought in the goats to tend to overgrown vines and trees at the Glen Arboretum this week.

Campus officials have set out to restore and preserve the 12 acres of green space in the center of campus from invasive species.

On Monday, the goats got to work for the fourth year in a fenced-in area of the Glen, as it’s commonly known. Their work was expected to continue throughout the week, but by lunchtime Wednesday most of the herd rested.

“They eat an inordinate amount of food for their size and have very fast metabolisms,” said Ronnie Cassilly, a goat herder at Harford County-based Harmony Church Farm, which owns the goats and offers what it calls...

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