The Garlic Mustard Challenge is upon us! Partners, Nature Groupie staff, and volunteers are getting our gloves ready! Local groups have posted some Garlic Mustard events on our calendar in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Garlic mustard is easiest to find and pull throughout the month of May. 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. No pulls in your area? Submit an event of your own!
Explore a map showing action and photos from past years of the Garlic Mustard Challenge in New England.
- 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 Pull at Lubberland Creek, May 17 & May 24, Newmarket, NH
- Garlic Mustard Pull with Franklin Land Trust, May 19, Plainfield, MA
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!