The Garlic Mustard Challenge in New England
The Garlic Mustard Challenge in New England is a regional effort to restore natural ecosystems and prevent the further spread of garlic mustard (Allaria petiolata).
The Challenge is a fun way to encourage people to get out on the land and care for local natural areas in New England!
- When? Late April through early June, or whenever garlic mustard is in flower (but seeds are not yet set)
- Where? Look for garlic mustard in your yard or neighborhood throughout New England.
- Who? Anyone! Volunteer on your own or join a group pull by Finding a garlic mustard pull near you!
- How? Report the number of bags you pull below!
Not sure how to identify garlic mustard? No problem - we've got resources to help.
Garlic Mustard actually does smell like garlic! It grows over two years, flowering the second year and going to seed. More identification resources are below:
What to do after you pull:
- Report the number of bags you pulled (scroll down to the form on this page)
- Make pesto! VIDEO: Garlic Mustard Pesto Recipe
We're having a big impact! Explore the all the data.
Since 2014, THOUSANDS of people have helped pulled LOTS of garlic mustard. Explore the data and stories of impact in our new data explorer.