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WV Plant Swap May 19th 2007!!!

Posted by amiewv WV (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 26, 07 at 15:32

The Tyler Mountain YMCA will be hosting a plant swap for Tri-State Areas on May 19th, 2007. This is located in Cross Lanes, WV (a few miles from Charleston, and a half hour from Huntington). It will be held from 9 till noon. Bring any plants, trees, seeds, bulbs, cuttings, seedlings, and other garden related items to trade! There will be no cost of admission. Donations are accepted by the YMCA for thier summer kids programs. Make sure to clearly mark all items for identification. A table will be available for each participant, but feel free to bring in shelters, tents, additional tables, etc. for your trading area. Pre-trading is allowed and a site will be set up soon for this purpose. If you have any questions, please email them to chelonia0@yahoo.com or call the YMCA at 304-776-3323.


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Text Only brochure for WV plant swap

Here is the text only from our brochure... sorry if the spacing is kinda messed up.
Join the
Tyler Mountain YMCA
Cross Lanes, WV
For our first annual
Plant & Garden
Swap / Sale
May 19th
9:00-12:00
8:00-9:00 Check In & Set Up
9:00-11:00 Plant Swap
11:00-12:00 Plant Sale

The Tyler Mountain YMCA will be hosting a plant swap on May 19th, 2007, located in Cross Lanes. It will be held from 9 till noon. Bring any legal plants, trees, seeds, bulbs, cuttings, seedlings, and other garden related items to trade! There will be no cost of admission. Donations will be accepted by the YMCA. Make sure to clearly mark all items for identification. A table will be available for each participant, but feel free to bring additional items for your comfort at trading areas. Pre-trading is allowed. If you have any questions, please email them to chelonia0@yahoo.com or call the YMCA at 304-776-3323.

General Information
8:00 am Registration and set up begins
We ask that you sign in and leave an email or contact with us, so that we can add it to our database for next years swap. You will also be given a site at this time.
9:00 am 11:00 am Swapping!!!
11:00 am 12:00 Plant Sale
12:00 Door Prizes
There is NO COST to attend! Donations will be accepted by the YMCA.
Open to the General Public
We will have this event RAIN OR SHINE!

What to bring
Bring any plants, seeds, bulbs, cuttings, seedlings, or any other garden related items to trade.
You may also bring additional items for your comfort at trading areas, such as extra tables, shade awnings, chairs, container for tickets, wagons to carry your goodies around, etc.

How will the swap work?
Everyone must check in before setting up and choosing a table. A table will be available for each participant.
As you go through check in, you will receive tickets in exchange for your plants. Then, you simply swap your tickets for someone elses plants. Rare and exceptional plants or items will be worth more tickets than common plants.
Ex1 ticket = small plants, bulbs, seeds, corms, common plants..etc.
2-5 tickets = rare plants, roses, trees, shrubs, garden related items, etc
The person who ends up with the most tickets at the end of the swap will win a special prize!!!

How will the sale work?
If you do not wish to stay for the sale, you may donate your items to the YMCA for the sale. The plants will be priced according to the number of tickets they were worth. If you do choose to stay for the sale we ask that YOU collect the money for your own table, and that 50% of your proceeds be donated to the YMCA. (we only ask this so people wont just show up and make this a money making event). You may also price your items at whatever you feel is fair.

Rules and Guidelines
Bring anything you think someone would want.
Make sure plants are moist and in some type of container (Coffee Cans, pots, Styrofoam cups and even plastic bags are permitted).
Seeds, bulbs, comers, etc. should be placed in clearly labeled bags or envelopes.
Anything under tables or in personal wagons/carts is off limits to other swappers. Do NOT take any plants or from these areas.
Children are allowed, but should be remain under supervision.
Ask each swapper at their table if it is OK to take a certain plant and "pay" for it with your tickets.
All plants should be labeled with permanent ink and clearly identified. Other helpful information is advised (e.g. sun-loving, purple blooms, drought tolerant, etc)
Pre-trading is allowed.

Please call ahead of time and pre-register at 304-776-3323. This will help us to organize efficiently.
If you would like to volunteer or have any other questions, feel free to call at 304-776-3323 or email us at chelonia0@yahoo.com.


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