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Eat your weeds at Cromwell Valley Park

Oliver Pichard
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Spring is officially here, although the weather is not cooperating. Soon warmer days will arrive, bringing blooming flowers and new life once again. It is that time when we start thinking about gardening – and invasive weeds. While weeds create extra work, weeds can be beneficial, if they are edible.

Garlic Mustard Pull and Tasting
On Saturday, April 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Cromwell Valley Park is offering Garlic Mustard Pull and Tasting at the Willow Grove Nature Education Center. This program is suitable for individuals and families all ages.

The cost is free for members and non-members. Pre-registration is required as walk-ins are not allowed. Click here for a registration form.

Garlic mustard is an invasive weed that causes gardeners headaches. You can get your revenge by consuming these terrible weeds. Discover some of the dishes that can be created with garlic mustard. Bring a pair of gloves (if you have them) to dig and pull these invaders.

What You Need to Know
Cromwell Valley Park is located on 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road. The Main Visitor Entrance is at Willow Grove Farm (second gate). Click here for directions to the park.

There are many family activities suited to children and their families available at Cromwell Valley Park, many of them are interactive or hands-on. Some activities include hiking, camping, gardening, and crafts.

Adults and seniors can join the fun through seminars, classes, sales, and other events.

The park is open from sunrise to sunset 7 days per week, 365 days of the year. Admission to Cromwell Valley Park is free to the public, although some programs require a registration fee.

Become a member by clicking here for the membership form.

Willow Grove Nature Education Center
The Willow Grove Nature Education Center is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. most weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed Sundays. Hours are dependent on outdoor programs and available staff, so call ahead to see if they are open.

According to the Cromwell Valley Park, the Willow Grove Nature Education Center “offers plenty of opportunities for visitors to learn about nature, farming, local history, and conservation awareness.”
Also, visit the reptiles, amphibians, and mammals native to Maryland.

Check out the Cromwell Valley Park for Garlic Mustard Pull and Tasting on Saturday, April 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Further information about the Cromwell Valley Park can be found at the link below.

Have a great day!

Cromwell Valley Park
2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
410-887-2503/2504
www.cromwellvalleypark.org