Sixteen sheep arrived Saturday at Maisonneuve Park, in the borough of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, to graze on the grass, a clever solution for mowing the lawn while remaining ecological.
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This initiative by Le Repaire de Biquette, in addition to brightening up the summer season in this Montreal park, tries to educate the population about this green solution. School classes will come to see the sheep to learn more about the animal.
"It's really an educational project, which puts forward nature and also animal welfare," explained Caroline Bourgeois, mayor of the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies.
The sheep graze for two hours before taking a break to drink and rest. Then they are back to work.
"It's moving forward non-stop and it's eating, eating, eating," laughs Annie Cloutier, head of Le Repaire.
The cost of the project is $23,000 to have Biquette's animals. The sheep will graze the grass in Maisonneuve Park until September 4.