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NC-Greensboro/High Point Plant Swap May 5, 2007

Posted by rootdiggernc Z-7A NC (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 28, 07 at 12:51

Here's the info...
What: The Spring Plant Swap for the Greensboro/High Point and surrounding areas
Where: Oak Hollow Park - Shelter #1 (directions below)
When: May 5th 2007
What time : The shelter is ours from 11 to 3. We can get there earlier and I'd like to suggest a 10:30 set up time and we'll start the swapping at 12:00.
This is the same place that we held it last fall. We'll stick pretty close to the way we've learned to do things at the Raleigh Swap, so if you've been to that then you have a good idea of how things will be. I'll try to remember the bell this time!

There are bathrooms and a playground for the kiddies right next to our shelter. Since the playground is right beside the shelter it might be best if the kids are not in the shelter during the main swap. Don't want anyone to get squooshed or hurt.

I don't have John's extensive knowledge of plants so I thought we'd let the people that bring the plants answer any questions that you may have before we begin. If you've arranged a special trade it would be easiest to do that in the parking lot near your cars. We should be small enough to do it this way for now.

There is a handicap ramp next to the shelter. If some of you have kid's wagons it makes it easier to unload. I'll try to locate and bring one for any of you that don't have one.

Would you all like to do a potluck this year or hotdogs and fixins? I think I can persuade my hubby to man the grill if we decide on hotdogs.

Now for the directions!
From east of Greensboro take I-40 west to exit number 210 which is the High Point/PTI Airport exit. Turn left going towards High Point (not towards the airport). Turn right if you're coming from west of Greensboro. This is Hwy 68. It's 5 miles from the exit to the park. You'll see the Drexel Heritage Furniture building on your right and the very next drive/road is it. There's a Law office (Wyatt, Early, Harris and Wheeler) right across the road from it. If you see the sign for the Jesse Haywood Washburn Memorial Dam then you've just passed it. There is a second entrance just past that sign but it takes you to another part of the park..

Once you've found the entrance there are only 2 shelters in this area and we're in #1. This is part of the Oak Hollow Dam/Lake on Hwy 68/Eastchester in High Point. Hope to see everyone there!! Thanks, Deborah

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: NC-Greensboro/High Point Plant Swap May 5, 2007

I can't make that weekend, but am interested in the Raleigh swap. When and where is it this year?


RE: NC-Greensboro/High Point Plant Swap May 5, 2007

Sharon go to the Carolina's Exchange Forum and the info is there.

RE: NC-Greensboro/High Point Plant Swap May 5, 2007

Here's the forum link

Here is a link that might be useful: Carolina Exchange Forum

RE: NC-Greensboro/High Point Plant Swap May 5, 2007

One more week till the swap!

RE: NC-Greensboro/High Point Plant Swap May 5, 2007

I tried to find this park on Saturday, but the only signs I found led me to the Oak Hollow Marina, several different times. Even asked at a gas station, but the person there said they only knew where the marina was, not any other part of the park. Is this a well-known area? I sure couldn't find it, but I haven't lived in this area very long. Still have all my plants, potted up and labeled nicely!

RE: NC-Greensboro/High Point Plant Swap May 5, 2007

I'm so sorry you couldn't find us! The marina is on the back side of the park. We were on the front side on Hwy68 or Eastchester which runs right off of I-40, no turns. It's the next drive past the Drexel Heritage Furniture building. We're going to do this again in the fall (our 2nd fall event) and I'll try to help you to find us better. Meanwhile I know a new group in High Point that's just getting started they're having a 'bring a plant' to get aquainted meeting this month. Also I have quite a bit I can share with you if you'll email me.

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