Nightly News   |  August 07, 2013

No need for weed-killers when goats are near

At the historic congressional cemetery in Washington, D.C., dozens of goats will munch on vines, weeds and poison ivy as natural alternative to chemicals that kill off unwanted plants. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> there is this tonight about an innovative technique to keep the weeds away from the historic congressional cemetery in washington. a special grounds crew went on duty. for six days dozens of goats will munch on vines, weeds and poison ivy , eliminating the needer for chemicals. it's worth pointing out they will also fertilize the place naturally.