Growing healthy, blooming, tasty, beautiful plants is one of the best parts of spring and here’s your chance to get in on the fun!
You are invited to get some plants, knowledge, tips and tricks at the Jamestown Audubon Nature Center’s annual Plant Exchange and Sale on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Gardeners know there are always volunteer plants that spring up and need new homes. The Plant Exchange and Sale was born to share those volunteers. It has grown to include donations from nurseries to provide some friendly and in-demand plants, a sale option for those just starting out who don’t yet have extras, and some seeds and informational displays.
Bring your extras, your volunteers, and seedlings or plants you don’t have room for. Labels, including the name of the plant, color (if known), and sun/shade preference are appreciated. Bring plants in pots (no plastic bags) or money, and exchange or buy plants and take them home. Plants are priced based on condition, species, and size.
Not all plants will be accepted on exchange, and it is not an even one-for-one exchange rate. Tickets are given as credit when plants are brought in and can be used towards the purchase of new plants. Audubon reserves the right to refuse plants based on species or condition.
If you are interested only in donating, plants can be dropped off at the Nature Center on Thursday and Friday, May 19 and 20. If you are interested in volunteering, Audubon can use volunteers on Friday (May 20) and Saturday (May 21) for repotting, set up, answering questions, and clean-up.
The Plant Exchange and Sale benefits the Nature Center’s gardens. To volunteer, call Audubon naturalist/volunteer coordinator Katie Finch at (716) 569-2345.