• Jena

Great opportunity tomorrow

I realize this is last minute for some of you, but I thought I’d pass on the gardeners swap meet tomorrow at Anna Page Park in Rockford, IL.

PLANT SWAP Anna Page Park August 22nd, 10am set-up and we will end at 4:00 pm.

Bring anything garden-related: plants, *cuttings, *bulbs, *seeds, birdhouses, feeders, windchimes, tools, books, potting soil, etc. Items can be handmade or store bought but please make sure seeds & plants are labeled.

If you don’t have anything to bring you can sign up to bring food, supplies, or door prizes. ABSOLUTELY NO SELLING WILL BE ALLOWED!!!

When you arrive to the swap you will check in & get tickets for everything you bring, including food, supplies, & door prizes. You will then take your stuff (if swapping) & tickets & park somewhere, using your vehicle & any tables you’ve brought as your ‘booth’ ot park picnic tables. Once check-in is over & the swap starts, everyone will use their tickets to “buy” items from other people using their tickets. Hold on to any leftover tickets as we will use these for the door prize drawing. Toward the end, anyone with leftovers they don’t want to take home can put in the “surplus” section & everyone can take a turn picking out something until everything’s gone. At some point, we’ll eat.

*****For people who want to bring food, supplies, or door prizes*****

FOOD: sandwiches, a bucket of chicken, whatever. We’ll also want sides, desserts, drinks & ice. Remember to bring a serving utensil if your dish calls for one.

SUPPLIES: paper plates, paper or plastic cups, plastic spoons or forks, napkins or paper towels, name tags or self-adhesive labels DOOR PRIZES: Anything – doesn’t have to be garden-related. Handmade or store bought. May want to include an index card with special instructions, value, whatever.

VOLUNTEERS: To put flyers around your town, help with check-in, handing out door prizes. That is exactly the email that was sent to me. Hope to see you there. Since I’m a new gardener, I’m bringing some craft items to donate.

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