The Garlic Mustard Challenge is upon us! Partners, Nature Groupie staff, and volunteers have already reported pulling dozens of garbage bags full of green, leafy garlic mustard from New England conservation areas.
But there is still time to participate!
Attending a volunteer event and pulling up garlic mustard for a couple hours is the best way to learn how to identify garlic mustard and you'll almost certainly have fun.
GARLIC MUSTARD HAS ALREADY BEEN REMOVED AT THESE EVENTS:
- Garlic Mustard Pulls with the Amherst Garden Club, April 26, Amherst, NH
- Garlic Mustard Workday at the Paine Estate, April 28, Waltham, MA
- Garlic Mustard Pull with Sudbury Valley Trustees, May 2, Sudbury, MA
- 6th Annual Early Detection Workshop and Garlic Mustard Challenge Kick-Off, May 6, Newmarket, NH
- Invasives Pull at Sawmill Brook Park, May 6, Chestnut Hill, MA
- WeedFest Garlic Mustard Pull, May 6, Cohasset, MA
- Garlic Mustard Pull, May 8, Wayland, MA
- Garlic Mustard & Friends Workday, May 14, Norwich, VT
- Garlic Mustard Pull at Bryant Homestead, May 15, Cummington, MA
- Garlic Mustard Pull at Lubberland Creek, May 17, Newmarket, NH
THERE'S STILL TIME TO VOLUNTEER!
- Garlic Mustard Pull at Lubberland Creek, May 24, Newmarket, NH
- Isinglass River Garlic Mustard Pull, May 23, Strafford, NH
- Garlic Mustard Pull with Franklin Land Trust, May 19, Plainfield, MA
Explore a map showing action and photos already reported from the 2018 Garlic Mustard Challenge in New England.
Did You Know? Garlic Mustard Pesto!
The leaves from garlic mustard are edible (they taste like garlic!) and can be used to make a delicious pesto sauce. Here's the recipe and how-to video, below!