Thursday, June 04, 2009

DC Plant Swap

2nd Annual DC Plant Swap Details

Co-hosted by Washington Gardener Magazine and DCUrbanGardeners

What: A Plant Swap: bring and receive free plants to expand your garden

Date: Saturday, June 6
Time: starting at 10am bring your plants for sorting -- swap starts promptly at 11am -- do not be late - if you arrive after 11am, sorry, you will not be able to participate due to the structure of this event - after swapping, we can socialize, snack, buy farmer's market goodies, and trade more info on the plants we brought - we plan to conclude before 12noon so you have the rest of the day to plant and enjoy

Place: H Street Farmers Market at H & 8th -- 624 H Street NE near Union Station on Saturdays (the market runs from 9am-12n)

Who: anyone is welcome as are any of your friends, relatives, or neighbors -- it is FREE -- feel free to fwd on this invite

~ a name tag - home made or from work or school -- whatever works -- so that we know your name and we can all connect our emails, names and faces.
~ pen and paper - you will want to take lots of notes as folks describe their plants and growing conditions
~ plants to swap - pot them up NOW -- the longer they can get settled in their pots, the better their chance of success and survival - (no plants to share? see note below)
~ labels - fully label all your swap plants with as much info as you have - optimally that will include: common and scientific name, amount of sun needed, amount of water needed, any other special care notes, and color of the blooms - if not currently in flower

How: be prepared to BRIEFLY introduce yourself and describe your plants (or other items - see note below)

What NOT to bring: common orange daylilies* and other invasive species - use this list to screen your plant offerings
*hybrid daylilies are fine and welcome

What if you do not have plants to swap? Come anyway! Bring refreshments: cold drinks and yummy finger foods will pay your admittance fee :-)

A BIG thanks to FreshFarm Markets for hosting us and giving us the space to do this. Don't forget to shop at the market.
(Pictured above are a group of happy swappers from last year's event.)

1 comment:

jessica said...

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Thanks for sharing..@@

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