September is the perfect month to host a Community Plant Swap. It’s the time of year to start thinking about what you’re going to be bringing inside for the winter. The swaps are also perfect for unloading excess plants that you have grown from cuttings. It’s always nice to be able to share the plants that you have tended for, while bringing some new varieties home with you… all without spending any hard earned money.
For the second year in a row, the Kenmore Farmer’s Market is hosting this event, where people can bring extra autumn plantings, flower and vegetable seeds for next season, perennial plant divisions, houseplants and cuttings in disposable/reusable containers!
There is no registration needed, but organizers do ask that people label the plants with proper information (name, light requirements, etc.) It is also important that plants are healthy and pest free.
The swap is not just for plants – people are welcome to bring an assortment of other garden related items, including plant propagation tools, macrame plant hangers, decorative pots, watering cans/containers/misters, garden gnomes.
Following is a guideline from the market:
Receive tickets for each item you bring (2 small plants/items or 1 medium plant will count as 1 ticket, larger plants/items will count as 2 tickets). When you’ve chosen something you’d like in exchange, hand in your tickets! This allows you to stay a while, enjoy the market while folks bring their offerings, and keep checking back for a new selection. The swap will be open during market hours, 9am-1pm, and you can complete your exchange at any time during. Anything leftover at the end of the swap will be offered to all patrons of the market.
Related programming: * pH soil testing available for $2/sample from a volunteer with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County.
Rain or shine!
Community Plant Swap at the Kenmore Farmer’s Market
Sunday, September 15, 2019
9 AM – 1 PM
Kenmore Farmer’s Market | 2919 Delaware Avenue | Kenmore, New York 14217