Sheep, lambs are coming to Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie
Montreal borough approves plan to bring 'nature's lawn mowers' to Pelican Park
The prospect of hanging out in one Rosemont park this summer just got a little more interesting.
The borough of Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie has approved a plan to bring about fifteen lambs and sheep to Pelican Park this July.
Their task? Eat grass.
The pilot project comes following a proposal last year from Mathyas Lefebure, who was a shepherd in France for a decade before moving to Montreal.
He says grazing sheep is an environmentally-friendly way to maintain and fertilize green spaces. He also wants to use sheep to educate city dwellers about farming.
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Montreal won't be the first Canadian city to try something of this kind.
The Wascana Centre, a public park in Regina, did the same thing with goats this year to gobble up invasive weeds. Similar programs exist in Seattle, Paris and Lyon.