Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Project Mow and Amazing Mowing Sheep of Ypsilanti, cute and economically smart on part of the city.

Project Mow was a smashing success for the City of Ypsilanti and a big hit with local residents. As I'm sure most people know by now, there is a local organization called Project Mow. Project Mow offers their sheep to 'mow' grass. you know, graze. The City decided to use Project Mow and their sheep to 'mow' the grass in challenging sections of Riverside Park in Ypsilanti. Project Mow and the Amazing Mowing Sheep of Ypsilanti (credit the nickname to me) set to work in Riverside Park on May 23, 2017. After six days of mowing (grazing) their work is complete.

Project Mow is environmentally friendly, community friendly, and just as importantly, the project is economically affordable, efficient, and smart. I spoke to DPW (Department of Public Works Ypsilanti) Director Stan Kirton on the phone Tuesday morning. Kirton told me that the grand total for for six days of Project Mow came to $180. Yes, Project Mow and the Amazing Mowing Sheep of Ypsilanti only cost the city $180. That is a pretty good deal in my book.

Stan even broke it down a bit for me. $180  for six day comes to $ 1.25 per sheep per DAY! Pretty darn good! Those sheep are cheap!  According to Kirton this Project Mow initiative fits in with Ypsilanti's Reduce City Carbon Foot Print initiative. I couldn't agree more.

Nice job City of Ypsilanti! Project Mow is cute and fiscally sound. Can't beat that!

Jeff Brown
Editor / Publisher
Purple Walrus Press.
Project Mow. Ypsilanti's Riverside Park. Purple Walrus Press photo.


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