It’s almost here!
We’re going to be making Tax Day happier in 2023 with the return of the Downtown Plant Swap on April 15 at Shreve Station, 400 Crockett Street (the former Sportran bus terminal)! Gates will open to the FREE event at 9 am and we will go until 1 pm (or everything is gone). THe Plant Swap will be RAIN OR SHINE. The location is covered and plants love rain anyway, right??
There will be indoor and outdoor plants, seeds, cuttings, rootings, herbs, native plants, compost, succulents, garden art and decor, garden-related jewelry, wind chimes, suncatchers, pots, vintage items for the garden and so much more!
Folks will come prepared to swap, barter, and purchase. BRING CASH, PLEASE. Most of the vendors will not be set up with a way to accept credit cards.
There will be a lot of FREE parking all around. All on-street metered spaces are free, as are the lots adjacent to Shreve Station.
There will be a variety of things available at the Plant Swap, including composts and growing mediums.
A variety of garden art. Need a gnome? We have them- and signs, and painted rocks and stained glass pieces, too!
In 2022 we also had a vendor with amazing wind chimes of all types, shapes and sizes. These are a hit in any garden.
And plants, plants and more plants…from flowers to shrubs to herbs and vegetables.
This is is an event that you don’t want to miss!
PLANT SWAP FAQ
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.
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.
What 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, and others.
Want to Partner with us on this? Email Liz here!
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!
The event is covered, so it is RAIN OR SHINE.