Plant Swap hosted by SCCCE Master Gardeners

Looking for a new plant for your garden? Don’t know which plant might be best for your location and soil? Come to the Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension (SCCCE) Master Gardener Plant Swap on Saturday, May 9th for a chance to ask experienced gardeners about gardening, planting, plant choice or anything else yard or garden related. And bring any plants you might have divided or started from seed to the swap and exchange them for a new plant! Not already a gardener, but would love to have a new plant? Just bring a non-perishable food item and the SCCCE Master Gardeners will give you a plant that’s right for you. All food items will be donated to the local food pantries. And you’ll get to go home with a new plant to start your garden. If you’re already a gardener, just dig up some of those overcrowded specimens and bring them to the swap to exchange for other plants.The Plant Swap starts at 10 AM, but you should arrive between 9:30 AM and 9:45 AM to check in your plants and be ready to swap at 10 AM sharp! The swap will return to People’s Park in Seneca Falls, near the Seneca Falls Community Center, along the canal, rain or shine! There is a gazebo for protection in case of rain. There will be a special area in the gazebo for anyone bringing a food item to exchange for a plant. Master Gardeners will be in this area to answer questions and help you select a plant.Bring your plants by 9:45 am on the 9th for check-in and we’ll start swapping plants at 10. Here’s a chance to swap plants you have for plants you’d like to have. So bring whatever you have: houseplants, flowers, bulbs, vegetables, herbs. All types of plants are welcome. Every year we’ve seen an increase in the numbers and variety of plants. Stop in and find something new to try in your garden. Master Gardeners will also be available to answer your gardening questions. For every plant you bring, you’ll be able to swap for another plant. It’s a great way to increase the variety of plants for your house or garden.If you’d just like to donate your plants to the swap, you may bring them to the office May 7th or 8th or to People’s Park the morning of the swap. The event is FREE, but donations to offset costs would be greatly appreciated.If you have any questions, please call our office at 315-539-9251.For nearly 100 years, Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension has served the people of the County, putting to practical use the scholarship and research of Cornell University and the national land grant system in the areas of agriculture and food systems sustainability; families, nutrition, health and safety (human ecology); youth development (4- H); environmental and natural resource enhancement; and community and economic vitality. The office is located at 308 Main Street Shop Centre in Waterloo and the telephone number is 315-539-9251.Building Strong and Vibrant New York CommunitiesCornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individualswith Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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