Sheep are performing our most difficult mowing jobs. Not bàààààààad is it?
Instead of letting gardeners do the entire trimming on campus, sheep are used to do part of the mowing as well. The herd stays on campus for 3 or 4 days to feast on the variety of grass, weeds and small bushes. They work during the day, and take a rest in the afternoon.
Apart from some water, we don’t need much to support our herd.
The benefit of four legged lawnmowers.
The sheep grazing our lands have an important influence on the structure of the land. It can provide ecological corridors between different landscapes. Sheep can also reach those difficult places that can’t be reached by lawnmowers. They also make it unnecessary to use mechanic equipment that takes a longer time to mow.
Sheep also create a higher biodiversity in the area by carrying different seeds and species in their fur and feces. Because of the fact that they visit different places in the area, seeds are regularly transported to new areas where they can try to flourish as well.
Collaboration with vzw Kempen
The goal of assembly vzw Kempen is to organize and coordinate initiatives that fit in with the global approach of progressing in and maintaining of a sustainable ecological policy. This is achieved through:
– The sustainable ecologic management of forest, green areas, nature parks, and other nature inspired spaces.
– Starting employment initiatives for specific target groups.
– Promoting tourism in forms of open-air recreation activities and touristic activities that focus on authenticity, culture, history, character and tranquility of an environment.
– Providing education and creating awareness for the people by functioning as a information center.
– Promoting the existence and care for rare pets.