Until this year, the children who play in the field behind Reading Elementary School have been getting itchy—literally.
The playground borders a huge patch of poison ivy. But the weed has met its match.
Three goats are dining on it.
The goat project at tiny Reading Elementary grew from research conducted in Patricia Collins’s class of fifth-graders. There are only six students, but over the past year they filled a binder with information about how to solve the school’s poison ivy problem.
Ten-year old Kit Oney says recess could be hazardous.