Garlic Mustard Pull
Time & Location
About the Event
This event was planned for May 15th, come and go from 8 to 5 PM.
Who: This event is open to anyone who either wants to help cull the invasive species or take it home with them to try in a recipe. The event is led by our veteran garlic mustard warrior, Ruth Alliband.
What: Garlic Mustard Pull – carefully pull out standing garlic mustard plants and leave on the ground. It is early enough in the year that the plant is not in reproduction mode, so it will not have seeds yet.
When: Saturday, May 15th – The pull will begin at 8 AM and folks can work through to 5 PM if necessary. It is a come and go event. Just text/call 651-230-7882 to provide your estimated time of arrival. We will watch for you.
Where: Browns Creek Trail midway between Neal and McKusick streets. Walk eastward from the Neal Avenue parking lot (Browns Creek Park) down the bike trail and over the Brown’s Creek bridge. The event is mostly beyond the bridge.
What to Bring (Strongly Recommended):
- long pants, long sleeve shirt, and work gloves to protect skin
- a garden trowel or digging prongs loosen the roots for pulling
- insect repellant for clothes and gloves to ward off ticks
- water bottle for hydrating
Why: Introduced from Europe originally as a food plant, this species is now a serious concern in forests across North America. Garlic mustard is an invasive non-native biennial herb that spreads by seed.
Send an ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) and thanks for helping!!
Just text/call 651-230-7882 to provide your estimated time of arrival. We will watch for you.
Contact Louise Watson firstname.lastname@example.org
What can I do with garlic mustard?
Just chop them up and add to soups, salads, tacos, stir-fries, and other dishes. It's easy and delicious! The leaves and flower buds are more bitter in flavor than the stem. The leaves taste like a cross of bitter mustard greens and garlic.