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Goats Arrive at the Arboretum, October 13th
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
Summit, NJ Get ready for goat grazing and gazing when our own very special herd of 'green goats' arrive at Reeves-Reed Arboretum on Friday, October 13th!
Why goats? They're basically nature's lawnmowers. "Goats eat all day," says RRA's Executive Director Frank Juliano. "And what a wonderful way to engage and educate our community about an eco-friendly process that ordinarily takes months of hard, hand-labor to achieve." The 'green goats' will be unleashed on the steep sides of the Arboretum's historic Daffodil Bowl to begin clearing away a year's worth of wildflower growth, invasive vines and weeds, allowing for the annual restoration and replanting of the Bowl with bulbs for a spectacular spring show.
In addition to treating the goats to a non-stop buffet, the Arboretum's education and horticulture staff will use this opportunity encourage other eco-land management practices. And, as an added incentive, visitors will be offered the chance to sponsor a goat and help support the Arboretum's new "green goats initiative." Just go to our website and click on the "green goats" link, and for $25 per goat, you can send a "kid" to the Arboretum! Of course, your sponsorship is fully tax-deductible.
Again, the goats arrive on Friday, October 13 and will be on hand for about two weeks. And they will certainly be the featured "guests" during the annual CELEBRATE FALL festival on October 22.
For more information, please check our website, www.reeves-reedarboretum.org or call our Office Manager, Doreen Schindler, at 908-273-8787 x 1010.
About Reeves-Reed Arboretum: Celebrating over 40 years as a historic public garden and education resource, Reeves-Reed Arboretum engages, educates and enriches the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days a week from 7:00 am till 7:00 pm from April 1 to October 31 and from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm from November 1 to March 31, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers. Funding for RRA has been made possible in part by the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Dept. of Parks & Community Renewal.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum....a place to grow, for everyone!