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Can you help bring goats to Evergreen Cemetery?

The Friends of East End Cemetery have launched a fundraising campaign towards being able to rent goats to help clean up the overgrown cemetery:

East End and Evergreen Cemeteries are historic African American cemeteries in Richmond and Henrico County, VA. They have suffered from decades of neglect, but volunteers are working hard to restore them to their former glory, clearing brush, removing trash, and rescuing long-buried headstones.

We would like to rent goats to help clean up East End and Evergreen Cemeteries. Using goats will greatly speed up the process of clearing all the vegetation in both cemeteries. We need at least $2000 to rent the goats for a week to clear 5 acres. As soon as we get the funds we can make arrangements to rent the goats.

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RT @chpn: Can you help bring goats to Evergreen Cemetery? https://t.co/t7Mfgvevi8

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You guys can just borrow our 4 goats…

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wow 2K? Evergreen Cemetery (Richmond, Virginia) you can just borrow ours!

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John Shuck , professional goat wrangler

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Athena, if you would like to bring your goats to Church Hill they can stay overnight in my goose pen and be taken care of! The City of Richmond does not have enough money or people to keep the parks mowed. Contact me at 780-3521

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Brilliant!

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Anyone know a number I can call. My dad is buried is their and I been trying to find out where. I called the city they transfer me to the owner. Plus that’s not even his land anymore the answering machine is full. I would like a contact number. My family and I don’t mind going out their cutting the grass but we just need to find out where our love ones are. Not just my dad, but my grandmother, great grandmother.

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We are working at East End Cemetery every day weekend depending on the weather.. If you can, stop by and talk to us. We may be to help you.

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Thank you so much! I so appreciate it.

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I would glad to organize a system, and vounteers, to catalogue headstones, create a photo archive, and schematic drawings of the two cemeteries. It would also be help to take oral histories from descendants — if they can be found. Please let me know. I would be willing to organize a small group to do field work in the fall. Field work is best done once the goats clear the site but documenting the goats at work would be an interesting preface to the project.