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Ready, Set, Goat: 'Nature's Lawnmowers' Return to Arboretum Oct. 11; Prolific Eaters Take Center Stage at 'Celebrate Fall Festival' Oct. 23

The eco-friendly eating machines return to the Arboretum October 11.

SUMMIT, NJ - Environmentally-friendly cult heroes in the 07901, Larry Cihanek’s ‘green goats’ will return to Reeves-Reed Arboretum (RRA) October 11. Back to once-again clear the famed Daffodil Bowl because, in the words of RRA Executive Director Frank Juliano, "Goats eat all day,” the goats provide an eco-sensitive process that supplants the need for months of hard, hand labor.

As has been the case, visitors can -- for $25 -- sponsor a goat and help support the Arboretum’s “green goats initiative” by visiting reeves-reedarboretum.org.

Celebrate Fall Festival - October 23, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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In addition to the main attraction of the goats in action, the "Celebrate Fall Festival" includes games and crafts, face painting, a costume parade, apple cindering -- with RRA Horticulture Director, Marc Montefusco, seasonal cooking demonstrations -- with RRA Environmental Educator, Althea Llewellyn, and an outdoor green market.

An added treat this year will a pumpkin carving contest, with all entries needing to arrive at the Arboretum by October 22 to be considered. (please check our website for full details regarding rules and categories). Seasonal snaps by local photographer, Bruce Lorenz, will capture the day’s fun and activities for all.

Admission to the "Celebrate Fall Festival"' is free to RRA members, courtesy of support from Investors Bank.  Non-members fees are $10 per person / $25 per family, with children under the age of three admitted free.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is located at 165 Hobart Avenue.

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