Leixlip Tidy Town Association has begun to provide a Meals on Wheels service with a difference.
Far from providing meals to humans, the Association has found a way to solve one of its one waste problems by using goats.
The association has found a way to get rid of its unwanted green waste and feed a herd of goats at the same time.
The volunteers from the Tidy Town Association cut a lot of green materials as they try to keep the town’s public areas tidy.
But getting rid of the mulch has been a problem for them.
Indeed, despite the volunteer efforts, it has been sometimes difficult to pay for and get rid of waste.
However, as with many problems, there are often solutions and one person’s problem is another’s solutions.
In this case, a Confey farmer emerged with an unusual idea.
Tidy Town volunteer, Tony O’Sullivan, recently named one of twelve Superhero in the national SuperValu Tidy Town competiton, said that Confey farmer, Bernie Macari, of the well known Macari restaurant family, offered a solution.
She has 22 goats on her farm in the Confey area and makes a lot of cheese from them, which she hopes to sell sometime soon, following some more search
“Goats, unlike sheep, don’t eat a of grass but they love branches,”said Bernie, who is delighted with the vegetation.
Ms. Macari asked if the Association if they had any spare mulch.
Mr. O’Sullivan said that while the Tidy Town Association can use some of its mulch for different purposes it cannot use it all. “I’m very happy,” said Ms. Macari, whose hungry goats are also happy to dispose of the rest.