Nikki-Dee learns how RVA Goats keep Richmond beautiful

Nikki-Dee learns how RVA Goats keep Richmond beautiful

Originally posted on September 8, 2017, by Nikki-Dee Ray and Web Staff on WVTR Channel 6 RICHMOND.  Va. —  Put away the herbicide and hire herbivores! Goats are an effective, cost efficient, and sustainable method to get your landscape back under control. Kristi Orcutt, owner of RVA Goats, is simply amazing. She has such a bigRead more about Nikki-Dee learns how RVA Goats keep Richmond beautiful[…]

Goats more than living lawn mowers to Chesterfield woman

Goats more than living lawn mowers to Chesterfield woman

Originally posted in Richmond Times-Dispatch on November 16, 2015 By Rex Springston Kristi Orcutt often carries her work home with her. Sometimes her work sits on the couch and watches TV with her. Orcutt, 50, raises goats, which she hires out as living weed whackers for places being overtaken by unwanted plants. But to Orcutt,Read more about Goats more than living lawn mowers to Chesterfield woman[…]

Ginter Gets Goating: A trio of new groundskeepers arrive at Lewis Ginter to do the dirty work

Ginter Gets Goating: A trio of new groundskeepers arrive at Lewis Ginter to do the dirty work

Originally posted in the Henrico Monthly By Donna Gregory Burch Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden recently added three landscapers to its staff. But they don’t use shovels, rakes or noisy power tools to do their jobs. Instead, Lewis Ginter’s newly employed pygmy goats eat their way through any heavy foliage in their path, helping to controlRead more about Ginter Gets Goating: A trio of new groundskeepers arrive at Lewis Ginter to do the dirty work[…]

Green Pastures The local food movement inspires a new breed of farmers – right next door

Green Pastures The local food movement inspires a new breed of farmers – right next door

Originally posted in 2014 in the Chesterfield Monthly By Donna Gregory Burch | Photos by Ash Daniel With recent news stories about pink slime in ground beef, salmonella outbreaks in chicken and peanut butter, and the possible dangers of eating food containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, it’s not hard to understand why the “eatRead more about Green Pastures The local food movement inspires a new breed of farmers – right next door[…]