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Garlic Mustard Pull
Spend the morning outside at DeVries and help us rid our woods of the invasive Garlic Mustard. Learn the invasive characteristics of Garlic Mustard and the best method of removal (spoiler alert: it involves many hands).
This event is in partnership with Friends of the Shiawassee River and our annual Garlic Mustard "Pestival" Fundraiser, May 9th at the Wrought Iron Grill.
DeVries Nature Conservancy will provide water and light snacks to help you refuel throughout the morning.
What is Garlic Mustard?
Garlic Mustard is an invasive species in the mustard family. Originally native to Europe, Garlic Mustard was introduced to North America in the 1800s for culinary and medicinal purposes and has since spread throughout the Midwest. Since there are no natural predators, Garlic Mustard dominates the understory of forests and reduces biodiversity. Garlic Mustard is edible and can be easily indentifed by smelling the leaves, as they have a distinct garlic smell.
How do you remove Garlic Mustard?
As of right now the best method of removal is by hand, which is something we have done each spring at DeVries, as well as other locations around Shiawassee County.
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM
DeVries Nature Conservancy
2635 N M-52, Owosso, MI 48867
Owosso, MI 48867
Registration is recommended