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Rewriting the rules to bring goats to Aquinas

A tentative map of priority areas for a goat visit created by Bowen and Garrett Fickle, owner of Munchers on Hooves, in 2017.

Jessica Bowen is not the first person who has tried to bring goats to a college campus, but she may be working the hardest to do it. The director of the Center for Sustainability at Aquinas College is partnering with the Grand Rapids Urban Agriculture Committee to change city ordinances that currently prohibit a herd of 10 goats from visiting campus to clear invasive species and overgrown areas.