French Broom (Genista monspessulana) is a nasty, tenacious, highly invasive plant. Both the plant and seeds are toxic to animals and other plant life, even native plants. 

Volunteers are invited to help with our eradication project and our efforts to restore the Fort Ord habitat with the native plants that properly belong there.  Bring water and gloves.  Tools will be provided.

Pre-registration is required 4 days in advance of each volunteer event.  Get more details and sign up by contacting John Mott at (831) 324-0277 or emailing sustainableeastgarrison@gmail.com

Broom Bash Calendar for 2024

Click HERE to download a pdf copy

* Most of the Broom Bash volunteer events are at East Garrison, adjacent areas, and the Fort Ord National Monument.

Find details about our ongoing French Broom Bash series on our Event Calendar.

Using the Weed Wrench

As a perennial, French broom will grow back from the root crown unless the taproot is removed.

The most efficient tool for removing French Broom is the “weed wrench”.  The tool uses the physics of a lever to multiply your strength against uprooting the entire plant.

Watch the video below to see how it’s done!

Download a pdf copy of the 2024 Broom Bash event flyer HERE.

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