Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Urban Shepherds Help Save the Fields

from TreeHugger.com
by Bonnie Alter, London

When Brighton council advertised for volunteer shepherds they never imagined that they would get hundreds of applicants. It's not the greatest job description: no pay, lots of walking on quite steep, uneven slopes, duty in all kinds of weather including the winter and checking fences. But the idea struck a chord and now the first of the group of 80 trained urban shepherds is out on the downs (fields of grasslands) checking the sheep to make sure they are healthy and not... Read the full story on TreeHugger

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