Trade your extra or unwanted seedlings, seeds and plants for seedlings, seeds and plants donated by other gardeners!
Saturday, April 20, 2024, Noon Slayton House Green, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD

The Community Action and Resources for Environmental Stewardship (CARES) Plant Exchange at Wilde Lake is a community-wide FREE event. The Exchange encourages reuse, recycling, resource sharing and information exchange. The Exchange is open to anyone and is a great way to add variety to your gardens! Arrive by 11:30 with your donation to the Exchange.  Exchange opens at noon and most items will be taken within the first few minutes.  You must donate to the Exchange to take from the Exchange.

Questions?  Email besswlvb@gmail.com

Before the Exchange:
● Dig up, separate and label plants (even better if you know the Latin name). Plants should be potted well in advance of the Exchange to allow time for healthy root growth.
● Bring your labeled donations directly to the Slayton House Green on Saturday, April 20 between 11:30am and 11:45am. Place your plants beneath the appropriate category sign (edible, native, house, garden tools, etc.) You must arrive with your donation prior to 11:45am to receive entry to the Exchange.
● A donation of a single plant or garden item is all that is necessary to gain access to the Exchange.

During the Exchange:
● On April 2oth, at Noon, the Exchange will open.
● Go through and select whatever items interest you.
● Bring a box, box top or sturdy bag to transport your items to your car.
● Once you have selected your plants, you may depart with your goodies!
● The Exchange will close when all the items have been selected or 12:30pm (whichever comes first)

What will the Exchange accept?
● Large Trees and Shrubs
● Outdoor plants
● House Plants
● Edibles – herbs, vegetables
● Bulbs and Seed packets that are within 1 year of the “sell by” date
● Ceramic pots and garden tools (no empty plastic pots)

The Exchange does not accept donations of invasive plants. The following plants are not permitted:
– Any type of exotic vine (ex: English Ivy,
Porcelain Berry, Asian Wisteria, Winter
Creeper, etc.)
– Burning Bush
– Day Lilies
– Bamboo
– Asian Honeysuckle
– Bradford Pear
– Norway Maple
– Japanese Barberry
– Autumn Olive
– Multiflora Rose
– Butterfly Bush
– Periwinkle (Vinca)

Please note: The Exchange reserves the right to dispose of any plant deemed to be in poor condition, diseased
or may otherwise pose a threat to the health and ecological diversity of the community