Plant Swap and Sale
May 20, 2023 Saturday, from 9:30am-12:00pm
Want to help?
Volunteers are always welcome! No gardening experience necessary!
Our volunteers will:
- Help with set up of tables and plants
- Label and sort plants
- Greet and assist buyers
- Get to engage with other gardeners
- Clean up after the sale
One organizational meeting (not mandatory) will be held at 6:30 May 2nd in the Library
The plant sale is based on community-donated plants. Outdoor plants should be brought in BARE ROOT (no soil) only, with labels attached (information below). Only indoor houseplants will be accepted in soil.
Donations will be accepted on Friday, May 19th from 1:30-5:00 pm (preferred), and on Saturday, May 20th from 8:30 – 10am. Printed labels are available in the Library foyer from early May or can be downloaded here.
Donors receive a $1 coupon for each plant donated up to a $5 total. These coupons can be used to offset your purchase of new plants. NEW THIS YEAR: a “Donors Only” shopping time will be held from 9-9:30 on Saturday, with the general sale starting at 9:30.
We keep our prices very low (50 cents to $4 except for very unusual plants). All proceeds go to support Library services and programming. Our annual Plant Swap and Sale benefits the whole community: Successful donor-gardeners can sustainably share their excess, swappers/buyers get hardy, locally grown plants for a low cost and low risk. And together, we support our local library.
Bare Root Transplants
By bringing your plants in “bare root,” you are helping prevent the spread of pests, diseases and invasives, such as the Asian Jumping Worm. Read about this invasive species here.
Protect yourself and protect your community.
How to prep your plants:
- Water thoroughly before digging.
- Swish roots in clean water until soil is gone.
- Wrap roots loosely in newspaper or a paper towel.
- Tuck plant into an open baggie (ziplocs in a quart or gallon size work well).
- Moisten to keep roots damp. Keep in a shaded area, adding a little water as
- Label. Our paper labels can easily be stapled at the top of the baggie.
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