Information CT 2012 Spring Swap: Meet, Greet and Eat
Sunday, April 29th at 11:00AM will be the CT swap at Great Hollow Lake at Wolfe Park in Monroe, CT.
This is a very friendly and casual swap. All are welcome!
If you are a new gardener or experienced with new gardens and little or nothing to swap, come and join the fun anyway and we will send you home with plants. You donÃ¢ÂÂt have to feel "funny" about it. Gardeners love to share and you can pass it along in the future! You can also come for the conversation and to match faces with screen names. (We will still send you home with plants) If you are a lurker we would love to meet you!
If you would like to join in the food, bring along a dish to share. Check the linked swap thread to get an idea of what others are bringing.
For those who have never been to one of our swaps before, they are casual and unstructured. There is no need to swap one for one unless you want to. Generally we just put the plants we have brought out on tables and people pick what they want. Some swaps are arranged ahead of time (follow the link below). This is not necessary (lots of plants come unadvertised), but if you post what you are looking for, you have a greater chance of getting it.
Please TRY to remember to label your plants. People are hesitant to take plants that canÃ¢ÂÂt be identified. Pre-arranged swaps should have peopleÃ¢ÂÂs names on them. Please be mindful of the nametags. i.e. donÃ¢ÂÂt take something that says DeeÃ¢ÂÂs white lilac if you are not Dee. :-)
If you want to Online Map or GPS (etc.) directions, use 454 Purdy Hill Rd. as your destination.
Here are DIRECTIONS from the Merritt Parkway:
From the Merritt Parkway (Rt. 15) N or S take exit 49 which is Rt. 25. Follow 25 until the divided highway part of it ends at a traffic light. Continue along 25 a little more than a mile and come to another light. Turn right onto Old Newtown Rd. Turn right shortly onto Purdy Hill Rd. You will pass BenedictÃ¢ÂÂs Agway on the left. The entrance to Great Hollow Lake at Wolfe Park is just past BenedictÃ¢ÂÂs on the left. The driveway to the lake is long. Go through all the parking lots to the far side. That is where the picnic grove is. I will try to put up signs.
Hope to see you there!
Here is a link that might be useful: 2012 spring swap information