Welcome to Adopt-a-Patch! Join our growing team of patch guardians and help restore forest habitats by pulling garlic mustard in your patch.
What is Garlic Mustard?
Garlic Mustard is an invasive plant, originally from Europe, that has become widespread in North America. It grows in a variety of habitats but is particularly problematic in the forest understory, where it takes over and replaces native plants. It can be very difficult to remove because each year it produces thousands of tiny seeds that can stick around in the soil for upwards of 5-9 years. To eliminate Garlic Mustard from an area, every plant must be pulled each year before it produces more seed. It can take around 5 years of consistent pulling before a population of Garlic Mustard is under control. We need your help to make sure this happens!
How can you help?
You can adopt your own patch in the forest and commit to pulling all the garlic mustard in it each year! Plots are 10x10m so they're a managable size to clear in 1-2 visits in the spring. You're also welcome to visit your patch again in fall to get a head start for the following spring.
If you stick with the program for a few years, you'll also get to plant native wildflowers in your patch once the invasive Garlic Mustard has been kicked out.
Feel free to bring family and friends to help out - many hands make light work!
Sounds great! How do I adopt my patch?
Adopt-a-patch is currently running at two of our properties: Five Points Forest and Hawk Cliff Woods. Simply sign up at the bottom of this page and you'll receive updates about upcoming workshops. Workshops take place in the spring each year. You can also check the event listings to see upcoming workshops.
Have more questions? Feel free to contact Rebecca at 519-858-3442, or firstname.lastname@example.orgTTLT has received support for this project from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.We are so grateful for their contribution!Sign up
Stay connected with TTLT! Join our e-mail list for the latest news and events and, of course, an electronic copy of The TATTLER!
Thames Talbot Land Trust will protect your information. You can opt out at any time.
Jane Edwards donated 2017-07-21 11:26:21 -0400
Making a financial donation to Thames Talbot Land Trust is the simplest way to protect the places you love.
Donate securely online using our form below.
Donate By Mail
To donate by mail, send a cheque to our mailing address:
THAMES TALBOT LAND TRUST
P.O. Box 25054 London Ontario N6C 6A8
Join our Supporters' Circle
Make a substantial contribution towards local conservation by making an automatic monthly donation as a member of our Supporters' Circle.
Monthly donations allow us to keep our fundraising costs to an absolute minimum. You choose the amount you want to give and you can cancel, change, or suspend your monthly donation at any time. Monthly donors automatically become TTLT members.
Stocks and Securities
If you would like to give a gift of stocks and securities (contact us for details).
Tax receipts are issued for all donations.
In honour of Giving Tuesday, all donations made during the month of November will be matched up to $5,000 by a group of anonymous donors, the Friends of the Trust.Donate
Jane Edwards donated 2018-11-27 10:16:07 -0500
Thank you for choosing to renew your membership. We appreciate your ongoing support. Please use the form below to purchase your membership.Donate