Unwanted insects and other small pests are a challenge to all veggie gardeners, but our fearless Project Managers working in remote regions face some bigger marauders in the EON gardens- with occasional visits from kangaroos, emus, buffalo and cattle to contend with! Developing skills to manage these visitors are generally gained ‘on-the-job’, but sometimes we’re lucky enough to find someone who brings real expertise and best-practice skills to the role.
On his very first day, our new Project Manager at Jigalong, Shepherd Stephen, butted up against some goats helping themselves to a nutritious breakfast in the EON garden. But there was no need for panic – as Shepherd has a Certificate in Goat Management! How amazing is that? So the goats were ‘shepherded’ from the garden, quietly but firmly – and we guess there will be no more kidding around from these inquisitive visitors!
Great job Shepherd!