Our 420 Fest folks along with Happy Ending Productions are continuing in our mission to give back with beautification efforts benefiting 420 Fest’s home, Candler Park. Each year, partial proceeds from 420 Festival wristbands sold the previous year are used to improve park conditions, hoping to restore it better than the year before. This year, we paired up with Friends of Candler Park, Trees Atlanta and Ewe-niversially Green for an earth-friendly project that is totally ewe-nique (can ya feel the sheep puns coming?).
This past Friday, we hung out with the Friends of Candler Park for a meet-and-greet with sheep at Candler Park. That’s right, 100 hungry sheep were let loose in the ravine off the corner of McLendon Ave. and Callan Cir. The sheep had one mission: to eat and eliminate invasive plants such as poison ivy, kudzu, and privet from the park. If you haven’t herd, these baaad boys can eat up to 150 square feet of kudzu per day (holy sheep, that’s a lot!).
Trees Atlanta Forest Restoration Coordinator, Brian Williams also “sheared” with us that sheep offer a low-impact solution for controlling invasive plants on sites that do not contain sensitive or endangered plants. The sheep will make an appearance two more times in the spring…and once all of the weeds are gone, we’ll get in there to have native plants replanted in place of these invasive areas. We’re all about a little green action and this project is mutton but the best for mother earth.
Look mom, we’re famous! Some video coverage from the event:
http://www.11alive.com/news/article/261229/40/Weed-eating-goats-and-sheep-descend-on-Candler-Park and http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/19867361/hungry-sheep-goats-graze-invasive-plants-at-candler-park.