Weed pull event to be held Saturday at Juneau Community Gardens

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2009

JUNEAU - The Juneau Community Gardens and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will sponsor an orange hawkweed pull at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Juneau Community Gardens.

The weed pull will be combined with the JCG’s annual rhubarb potluck, which will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Marie Heidemann, IPM technician for CES, will provide a short presentation on orange hawkweed and invasive weeds at 12:15 p.m., followed by a hands-on weed pull. JCG members can fulfill community service hours during the weed pull event. Light snacks and refreshments will be available and the general public is invited to attend. Children with adult supervision are also welcome.

Orange hawkweed is an invasive weed that is found growing in many areas of Southeast Alaska. It spreads rapidly and is capable of moving into natural wetlands and forests in Alaska. For more information on orange hawkweed and control options, contact Heidemann at 796-6241.

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