Invasive plant used for meal

GREEN BAY – We showed you last week how dozens of students from John Dewey Academy of Learning pulled invasive plants at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. They were looking for garlic mustard.

Tuesday, some of it was used for a meal at the NEW Community Shelter. The garlic mustard was used to make pizza, pasta and salad.

Organizers say they are grateful for special events that can help feed the hungry.

“Normally our volunteer calendar fills up very fast so when we have special events and special groups such as these guys here, we are able to get them in here and do a special lunch for our residents and our community,” said Dustin Goetsch, meal coordinator.

Volunteers say more than 4,000 pounds of the garlic mustard plant was collected last week.

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