4th Annual Weed Out on May 3rd
Brookfield is having its fourth annual garlic mustard “WEED OUT” at Mary Knoll Park on Saturday, May 3rdfrom 9:00 a.m. – noon, rain or shine.
The Gerner family has volunteered at this park since 1997 and is partnering with the City of
Garlic mustard is an invasive weed introduced on the east coast by early settlers for its alleged medicinal qualities and cooking. In our community it spreads rapidly, overtaking wildflowers, native tree and shrub seedlings. It then drives out animals, birds and insects that depend on a diversity of plant species for food and shelter.
Gary Majeskie, Parks and Forestry Superintendent, will be available to train volunteers. Bags will be provided and volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, sturdy shoes, gloves, and perhaps a water bottle.
Past Garlic Mustard Postings: I can attest that the Weed Out is indeed an enjoyable experience. Last year's Weed Out was a drizzly day, but even that did not dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd. In fact, it made pulling the weeds easier!
I can attest that the Weed Out is indeed an enjoyable experience. Last year's Weed Out was a drizzly day, but even that did not dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd. In fact, it made pulling the weeds easier!
3rd Annual Weed Out (with photos)
It is worth saving (pictures from Weed Out and wildflowers)
Oh, the shame! (photos and tips for evicting Garlic Mustard)
Weed control links: Garlic Mustard and garlic mustard's pretty cousin, Dame's Rocket. (It can take over native areas too.) Garlic mustard should be thrown in the trash and labeled Garlic Mustard: Do not compost.