Get Ready, Get Set, Swap!
If you have been to our Plant Swap then you know what mad fun it is..
However, if not, imagine a gold rush. We “Drop the Tape” surrounding the pavilion at Forsythe Park at 11:00am and the swappers rush in to claim new plants using the vouchers they got at 9:00am when they dropped their swap and extra plants off. It’s a wonderful opportunity to share your horticulture and gain new for the coming season. Helpful Hints: Bring an empty box or crate for your treasure and maybe someone to assist you.
Come join the fun!
The 17th Annual Great Plant Swap & Sale returns to Kingston Saturday, June 6th!
At Forsyth Park Pavilion, 157 Lucas Avenue, Kingston, NY
Kingston, NY- As you get your garden ready for spring this year, don’t forget to put aside some plants for the 17th Annual Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s (CCEUC) Master Gardeners Great Plant Swap and Sale taking place on Saturday, June 6 at the Forsyth Park Pavilion located at 157 Lucas Avenue in Kingston.
- 9:00AM - 10:00AM Drop Off Plants and Get Vouchers
- 11:00AM - 11:30AM Swap Only (Vouchers Transactions Only)
- 11:30AM - 12:30PM Swap & Sale until Plants are gone!
To make this sale a wonderful and rewarding experience for everyone, please review the following suggestions and information:
- Bring only healthy, well cared for plants
- Dig plants up now, divide, separate, IDENTIFY and repot
- Examine plants regularly for pests and water as needed
- NO plants on the NYS invasive list: New York State list of Invasive Plant.
- Feed plants if necessary
- Plants must be in containers. NO loose dirt. NO boxes or bags.
- Plants must be IDENTIFIED by name and indicate color
- No more than 12 of the same plant type will be accepted.
- There may also be a limit on certain varieties
PLEASE NOTE: Master Gardeners will refuse any plants not meeting these criteria.
For more information please call Dona Crawford at 845-340-3990 ext. 335
Master Gardener volunteers will also be answering gardening questions and have lots of gardening information available. So, pot up your divisions or extra plants, label them, and bring them to exchange for vouchers.
Tree Care Class at Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center
KINGSTON >> Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County will be sponsoring a tree care class on June 27 from 9a.m. to 4 p.m. at the agency’s Education Center, 232 Plaza Rd. in Kingston for anyone interested in becoming a tree steward.
This new since 2014, volunteer tree stewards program is designed to help local residents, tree commissions and municipalities learn how to better care for their urban trees and learn about invasive pests like the Emerald Ash Borer.
The program cost $10 per person and is being offered with support from a grant from the Tree Fund.
Participants will learn the biology of trees, how to care for trees and diagnose problems and pruning training for young trees. To register, send in the printable registration form or log onto http://tinyurl.com/Tree-Steward.