We are organizing a plant share for Saturday, May 14 at 10am at the Scenic Acres Community Association behind the community garden, RAIN or SHINE. Expect this event to last approximately 30 min. This is a free event that is open to everyone and you do not have to be a resident of Scenic Acres to attend.
What is a plant share?
It’s where both new and experienced gardeners gather to swap plants. It’s a great way to start a new garden and to add variety to an established garden. The best part, it’s for FREE. The plants brought are usually perennials that are very hardy to Calgary’s climate, but you can bring any plant, including houseplants, vegetable plants, and annuals. Don’t have any plants to share? Ask neighbors / friends / family to divide their perennials and bring them, or purchase plants and help raise funds for the community garden. We will have a table there selling a variety of plants.
This is how it works:
- In advance of the plant share, put your plants in pots and label them with their common name. It’s also helpful to add their bloom height, flower color and the season / months they bloom in.
- Upon arrival, go visit the check-in table. You will be given a letter and a number. The number is for how many plants you can take from the swap, it is based on the number of plants you brought.
- Once you have completed your check-in, put your plants with the other plants for the plant share and wait for your letter to be called.
- When the swap is finished, feel free to stick around and visit. This tends to be a social event and full of people with enormous amounts of knowledge about gardening in our difficult climate.
Call for Volunteers:
If you would like to get involved in any capacity please reach out.
Contact us to donate in-kind items or to volunteer