Gearing up for the 2014 Challenge!

Hello Garlic Mustard pullers! We are excited to announce the launching of the 2014 Garlic Mustard Challenge! The Challenge is a collaborative program geared towards restoring and protecting native ecosystems in natural areas. Our goal is to encourage people to get out on the land and steward their natural areas in a fun and engaging way! The project promotes active land management, education regarding garlic mustard and the impact of invasive plants, and the importance of ongoing stewardship.

The 2014 challenge will begin on April 9th and continue through June 27th. Whether you are an individual or an organization, anyone can participate and we encourage any level of involvement. Last year, we collected over 260,000 pounds of Garlic Mustard and we are setting our goal high at 300.000 pounds and 50 Garlic Mustard Free Sites for 2014!

Feel free to check out the rest of the blog to get some more information on the logistics of the Challenge and to check out highlights from past years. In the coming weeks, we will updating several of the resources and materials so check back soon! Also feel free to email me at garlicmustard@stewardshipnetwork.org if you have any questions!

Best,

Grace Lambert
Garlic Mustard Challenge Coordinator

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4 thoughts on “Gearing up for the 2014 Challenge!

  1. Strange, I know. But Garlic mustard leaves can be sauteed and eaten! I actually go forage and pick them . after stripping the leaves i bag them up and dispose of the shile plant properly. ( i pull up roots too) If anyone is also interested in helping get rid of invasive plants/finding their uses check out
    http://invasivore.org/

  2. HELP! I pulled 5 33 gallon bags full on Saturday May 10th. My garbage collector, Everkept, will not pick them up. Where do I dispose of them?

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