What IS a Weed Mob?

A Weed Mob works the same way as a crop mob does when folks need help getting the vegetables in before the hail storm or the flood or what not.  Neighbors and friends pitch in to stack firewood and raise barns, and there’s always good food on hand, so the same approach applies to the world of uninvited weeds.

There are no firm rules about weed mobbing, but there’s creativity, fun, teamwork, socializing…  There can be music, food, dancing, whatever, but it’s all built around getting a chunk of work done.

There’s often a key window of opportunity to knock weeds back or limit their spread.  Unfortunately, there are a million other things needing done at the same time, so sometimes the weed work just doesn’t happen.  Which can lead to bigger problems next year if millions of weed seeds have hit the ground.  So the idea with the mob is just to get some people power into play at that key moment.  Weed mobs are a grassroots movement – people getting out and helping others in their community.  This means YOU are welcome!  Bring friends, and a guitar.

Oriental bittersweet, a vine, taking down trees in Massachusetts

Oriental bittersweet, a vine, taking down trees in Massachusetts

 

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