Garlic Mustard Extravaganza!


Join us on May 2nd at Five Points Forest as we blitz the Garlic Mustard and enjoy a barbecue lunch afterwards. Please RSVP at the bottom of this page.

Why now?

Our amazing neighbour and donor of Five Points Forest, Al, has been pulling Garlic Mustard throughout the property with help from TTLT volunteers for several years. The hard work is paying off as we're seeing a reduction in the Garlic Mustard population. This is a huge win for nature. It's extra important to keep pulling the Garlic Mustard over the next few years to keep the numbers low and allow native plants to recover. Your help at this critical time will have a big impact on nature! And we're making it easier than ever to help out.

  • Bus transport will be provided from London and Ingersoll (details TBD).
  • No experience necessary - all training provided
  • Work gloves and garbage bags will be provided

Bonus! Those who participate in the pull will be invited to a Garlic Mustard Culinary Worskshop hosted by Growing Chefs! on Tuesday, May 5th. Learn how to use garlic mustard in your cooking and make use of this invasive plant.

Who can help out?

Anyone who is able to pull plants. They have short roots and are not difficult to pull out of the ground, but it does require bending/stooping. Families are welcome too!


What to expect at the event

  • Five Points Forest is a nature reserve with a mix of forest types and a small open/meadow area at the entrance. There is a trail network which you are welcome to explore. 
  • There will be a portable washroom on-site.
  • Garlic Mustard pulling takes you off-trail where there may be uneven terrain and/or muddy conditions. Volunteers will be able to pick from easier or more difficult spots and each group will be accompanied by a guide.
  • Volunteers will be treated to a barbecue lunch after the pulling.

What should you bring

  • This is an outdoor event so please bring whatever you need to be comfortable, such as warm clothing, rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, water, and good shoes.
  • Spring in the forest is a great time to view plants, birds, and other wildlife. Bring your binoculars, field guides, and camera.

Photographs by Kaitlin Richardson

May 02, 2020 at 10am - 2pm
Five Points Forest
4975 Robinson Rd
Ingersoll, ON N0L 2B0
Google map and directions
Rebecca Launchbury · · 519-858-3442

Will you come?