Sheep Are Being Led Down the Garden Path
Keeping green spaces tidy is a woolly problem. So city councils around the globe are increasingly letting shepherds graze their flocks on municipal parks and lawns. The four-legged landscapers eat for free, reducing farmers’ food costs, while governments save on the fuel and manpower that traditionally go into mowing. While American, British, French and Belgian cities have already jumped onto this baa-ndwagon, a potentially huge market remains untapped: The 635 million acres of federal land across the U.S. that could offer many a tasty lunch.