Garlic Mustard is a species native to Europe and Asia originally introduced to North America as a medicinal and culinary herb. Garlic Mustard is very invasive to our environment and can be destructive to native biodiversity and habitat.
Impacts of Garlic Mustard
Infestation can lead to reduced native vegetation including woodland orchids such as yellow lady slippers. It causes negative long term effects in soil and reduces available plants for wildlife such as deer, birds and insects. Therefore, it is listed as a prohibited noxious weed in the Alberta Weed Control Act.
Volunteer Weed Pulls
Garlic mustard has only been found in two locations in Edmonton’s natural areas. Your help is needed to prevent its spread and protect our parks. Please join the volunteer weed pulls for Garlic Mustard in Mill Creek this summer. There are two events in 2019.
- Saturday May 11, 2019, 9:30–11:30am
- Saturday May 25, 2019, 9:30–11:30am
We will meet at the corner of 91 Street and 77 Avenue. Water and refreshments will be provided.
The volunteer weed pull is weather dependent. Please sign up so we could contact you if there were changes to the event. For those who wish to drop in the day of, please check the City of Edmonton Facebook and Twitter sites for updates if the weather is bad.