OSU Hires Goats to Eat Ivy

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University has turned to goats to solve some invasive plant issues. About 30 goats are roaming around the Crop and Soil ScienceĀ building on campus, where ivy is taking over. So instead of pulling the ivy out or spraying chemicals to kill it, OSU hired goats to eat it. The herd … Continue reading »

Council to Vote on Urban Animal Keeping

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene city councilors will likely make a decision on the urban animal keeping ordinance Wednesday. The current proposal would allow for people to have more chickens, goats and bee hives, among other animals. According to the agenda item, for development sites less than 20,000 square feet, the ordinance would do the following: … Continue reading »

City of Eugene Considers Allowing Urban Goats

EUGENE, Ore. — Business is booming at Eugene’s The Backyard Farmer, a store focused on helping urban residents grow and produce their own food. The inventory is made up of supplies for gardening and raising backyard chickens, but if city code changes, the merchandise for sale could too. “So many people have already done many … Continue reading »