Revamp your indoor garden with the Newmarket Community Plant Swap

September 14 event supports Newmarket Public Library’s Seed Library

Take a plant, leave a plant. A community plant swap at the Newmarket Public Library this week will give local green thumbs the chance to update their indoor garden and also learn new tips and tricks.

On Tuesday, September 14 from 4-8 p.m., the library invites “enthusiastic plant lovers” to bring up to five houseplants or cuttings to swap with others.

“Diversify your plant collection by getting something new and chatting with like-minded people who love having greenery around the house. Not only will you be able to swap houseplants and/or cuttings with other others, but you’ll enjoy having conversations about growing techniques and getting tips on how to care for any new plants you acquire,” the library’s website says.

The Plant Swap is open to anyone 18 and older and has a $5 entry fee that will go to the library’s seed library.

The Seed Library, located on the lower level of the Newmarket Public Library, is a partnership with the York Region Food Network to encourage people to grow their own produce at home.

Gardeners do not need a library membership to borrow seed packets. You simply visit the seed library and subscribe to up to three packages at a time.

The program runs on donations. If you collect seeds during harvest, you can bag and tag them to donate, you can donate unopened retail seed packets, or even partially used retail seed packets. Donations can be dropped off at the adult services information desk.

Proceeds from the plant exchange will also be used to purchase seeds for the seed library and support this program.

The Community Plant Exchange takes place in the Multipurpose Room of the Newmarket Public Library at 438 Park Avenue. You can register for the event online and your $5 registration fee can be paid at the door.

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