Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Goats Love Kudzu

I couldn't pass up this piece in the NY Times on the city of Chattanooga's use of goats to control kudzu, that invasive vine that grows a foot a day and that covers large areas of the South. Us native Southerners have kudzu as part of our heritage, along with grits and barbecue.

2 comments:

Zac Eads said...

A herd of goats has been used for the past several years to control kudzu in Tallahassee. That herd is protected from predators by a live stock guard dog. The problem that they had was with people stealing goats. Apparently, the breed of goats that they use is considered a delicacy in some cultures.

Steve Bodio said...

Mmmmm- cabrito!