April 15, 2023 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Shreve Station
400 Crockett St.
Many serious and not-so-serious plant lovers have told me this is the BEST DAY of the year and I cannot argue with them! The Downtown Development Authority’s Downtown Plant Swap is FREE and open to all who love plants of any type- indoor, outdoor, vegetable, succulent- you name it.
Bring plants to trade, give away or sell. Bring yard art, windchimes, plant stakes, rabbit compost, any sort of thing that gardeners want or need.
Bring garden stuff you no longer want for our FREE STUFF table! It can be slightly broken or need painting- someone may want it!
Who can participate? Anyone who wishes. We encourage you to bring at least one plant or garden item to swap or give away. You are not limited on the quantity of items that you bring, but all plants must be pest free. Admission is free, but we need a head count, so please sign up on eventbrite (the ticket link) for a free ticket and tell me if you need a table!
Can I Sell Items, too? Yes, if you want to bring plants or gardening-related items to sell, you can, but we ask that you also bring some things to swap or give away. We welcome windchimes, compost, garden art, indoor, outdoor and vegetable plants, and free stuff. We will have a table for you to leave your unneeded pots, tools, even broken garden things. Someone may be able to use it!
What else can I bring? Seeds, plants, cuttings, starters, pots, garden tools, garden art, windchimes, soil, bags of compost, gardening books or brochures. Please pot your plants individually and wrap your cuttings individually. It will make it easier to trade them. Please include tags with information regarding the NAME of each plant, cutting or seed and if you wish, information on how to plant/care for them. People will need to know the names of what they are getting.
Who Will Be There? Shreveport DDA and Shreve Station will be joined by members of the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners, Slow Food North Louisiana, several Facebook gardening groups, garden art crafters and others.
Want to Partner with us on this? Email Liz at liz@downtownshreveport.com. I will also not turn away volunteers to help on plant swap day!
What Should Participants Bring?– Your items to swap. A couple of cardboard boxes for the stuff you will swap and take. Tags telling what your plants are. A few dollars in case you want to buy something. A big smile and neighborliness! It is always a HOOT!
The event is covered, so it is RAIN OR SHINE.