HAVE: Raleigh Spring Swap - details
Raleigh Spring Swap 2010
Saturday May 8th, 2pm til 4pm
Pine Shelter - White Deer Park - Garner, NC
Everything will be the same as in past swaps. Show up early but not too early, there is normally a one hour gap between shelter rentals so somebody else may be using our shelter til 1pm.
Anything and Everything can be swapped, even children if they know how to pull weeds. We do a round robin style of swapping where for the first few rounds you snag one plant with each ding of the bell, we then advance to two or more plants per ding. We eventually revert to chaos and anything left is fought over. There is plenty of lawn area beside the shelter to set up your plant collection sites. Special trades or Non-Swap Trading should be conducted away from the shelter so as to not confuse people. Nothing can be sold while on park property, only trading allowed.
We have a pot luck picnic following the swap (always yummy!). A food list has already been posted on GardenWeb/Carolina Forum/Exchange subforum. Addition threads might be added between today and swap day.
HereÂs the town of GarnerÂs web page about the park:
An easy way to get there is to take the Beltline to exit #299 and turn South (away from downtown Raleigh). The road you are on is Hammond or Person (it has two names). Stay on this same road as it crosses Hwy 70, by now it has changed names to Timber Drive. Take Timber Drive all the way to Aversboro Street and turn Right (this intersection has a Wallgreens, a CVS and a LoweÂs Foods). There is a small city sign showing how to get to White Deer or Lake Benson Park. White Deer Park is on the right side of the road. There is a church on the opposite side of the street. If you see a big wooden sign for Lake Benson you have gone one short block too far.
Once you enter the park take the first turn to the left and drive until you see the big parking lot. I think the parking lot is one way. Our shelter is after the turn and right up against the parking lot. Look for the small sign that says "Pine Sheler" up on the eave of the building. There is a map on the park website above.
The parks address is:
White Deer Park
2400 Aversboro Street
Garner NC 27529