Spring is an excellent time to plant and transplant, and the Spring Perennial Exchange, at which thousands of dollars worth of plants will be given away, will be at 10 a.m. May 1.
This free event is as grass roots as they come. It’s organized by gardeners happy to share their bounty to beautify our community.
Here’s how it works: People bring labeled plants and gardening paraphernalia and receive tickets they exchange for other items. Everyone, even new gardeners with nothing to share, will receive tickets.
People can drop off items beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Original Sub Shop, 402 Broadway St. near the Amtrak station. Plants should be identified.
At 9:15 a.m., Michael Szuberla of Toledo Grows will present a free workshop on Community Gardening in the shop.
At 10 a.m., the exchange begins and continues until 11:30 a.m.
At previous exchanges, young trees, shrubs, bulbs, grasses, ground covers, flowers of all kinds, vegetable starts, fencing, composted horse manure, books, garden art, and rocks have been available.
Plant swaps are held around the world.
In its sixth year, Toledo’s Perennial Exchange has grown steadily. It’s held at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of October and May.
INFORMATION: Jackie David — 419-243-4857.
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