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Urban shepherds

Urban shepherds in Brighton

I rather liked this story in The Guardian of a scheme in Brighton to bring sheep in from the countryside to graze council lawns and thereby save on grass cutting. Volunteers have flocked to sign up to be shepherds (or lookerers to use their term). It seems to me the social benefits of being in close contact with animals are far more than the few thousand pounds also saved, especially in terms of the education of children. Read more