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Far Hills Association Community Plant Swap

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Far Hills Association Community Plant Swap
Saturday, May 21st, 9 am to noon (Rain or Shine) at Ripple Beach

The Sunset Lake Watershed Advisory Committee (SLWAC) is hosting a Neighborhood Plant Swap on Saturday, May 21st.

  • Thin your plants!
  • Dig up seedlings!
  • Root some clippings!
  • Share extra plants you’ve started! 
  • Bring some seeds!
  • Or just come empty-handed and pick out some things to grow.

Outdoor or indoor plants are welcome. But please, NO INVASIVE PLANTS.
(https://www.massaudubon.org/learn/nature-wildlife/invasive-plants)

Please drop off between 8:30 and 9 a.m. Swap starts at 9 a.m.
Help us by labeling plants with as much information as you can provide based on what
you know or where it was growing in your yard:
• Name of plant (if known)
• Light requirements (sun, shade, part sun, etc.)
• Soil and water requirements (dry, moist, sandy, rich etc.)
• Short description (height, color, when it flowers, etc.)

SLWAC will also be accepting donations of native plants that would grow well in
the full-sun and sandy soils in the Lollipop Beach Goose Deterrent Project. We’re
choosing to plant natives here because they are well-adapted to our soils and climate
and will be low maintenance. Possible plants include New England Asters, Boneset,
Blue False Indigo, Goldenrod, Hay-scented Fern, Bracken Fern, Sweet Fern,
Meadowsweet, Switchgrass, Chokeberry, Blueberry, Bayberry, Viburnums, and many
others. If you have extras of something growing in your yard that would do well in the
Lollipop Beach planting area, please dig it up and donate it at the Plant Swap.

Need pots for your plant donations? Consider cleaning and reusing plastic milk, juice
and yogurt containers. We’ll also have some plastic pots under the overhang by the
restrooms at Ripple Beach starting May 1st.

We hope to see you there!

Details

Date:
May 21
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Ripple Beach
13 Blueberry Road
Ashburnham, 01430 United States
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Organizer

Fred Sellars