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Give & Take: Late Summer Harvest & Plant Swap

Here in late summer, the harvest is abundant!  You can bring some of your surplus such as: fresh veggies, bags of basil to make into pesto, other herbs, berries, etc, etc.  And how about some recipes to share so folks can learn how to use the interesting items you bring?

It's also a great time to plant more perennials, and trees and THE time for planting garlic and other spring bulbs.  Definitely bring these to trade.  If we all bring some of our garlic, we can greatly expand the diversity of what we grow!

Come to our reinvigorated swaps - now called Give & Take Meetups!

The guidelines are:

1. You can swap with someone or simply "gift" things to each other.

2. Make sure you've found a home for all your stuff before you leave (or take home what hasn't been gifted).

3. Come with an open heart and willingness to try new things!

The event is free and open to all, though donations to the meetup group will be gratefully accepted.  Please be on time so you won't miss the introductions when everyone will explain what they have brought.

You can also bring items other than plants & veggies - especially home/homestead made treasures like your own canned goods, eggs, honey, wool, etc.

We will be asking for donations for meetup costs at the event.

Please use the comments area below to talk about what you might bring or what you're looking for, especially if it's not plant related.



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  • Lauren W.

    The group was small, but the giving was great! :)

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, rabbit processing was delayed multiple times this week because of recent weather, so guess what I'm doing today? Have fun!

    September 15, 2013

    • Laura W.

      Yuck! Missed ya, though

      September 15, 2013

  • Bill V.

    Thanks to all for for the perenials. They will be planted tommorow
    Special thanks to Amy and Laura.

    2 · September 15, 2013

    • Laura W.

      You're welcome. I enjoyed the swap too.

      September 15, 2013

  • Pat W.

    Low key, educational, friendly and gracious. Glad to be able to meet and talk with the people! Shared the experience on my (readable by the general public, so I'm told) Face book page- facebook.com/lifesourlab Life's Our Lab. Thank you for the new growables!

    2 · September 15, 2013

  • Kristin

    I'm basking in the glory of the "goods" I acquired at the swap :) To those of you who swapped for some soap please let it cure for another 3ish weeks before you use it. You can use it now, but the longer it dries out the longer it lasts. Also, please send me some feedback on the soap. I forgot to tell ya'all that it was made with coconut, palm, olive, sunflower, and a bit of castor oil...and of course lye and H2O. The tea tree oil is an essential oil. Probably best to use it on hands, hair and armpits!!

    2 · September 15, 2013

  • Debra

    Doesn't look like I'll be able to make it. Perhaps the next go round. Enjoy!

    September 15, 2013

  • Luke V

    Unfortunately I've had some things come up and an now 50/50 on making it...wont know until last minute. .so ill change my RSVP incase..

    September 15, 2013

  • Amy A

    There are a few perennials I'm happy to dig up for folks if they are wanted: lemon balm, comfrey, sorrel, probably nettles. I can bring Fall Gold yellow raspberry canes as well - I find they transplant really well in the fall.
    Not sure about produce yet - too early to tell for sure on that!

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • Kristin

    I'm going to bring whatever I have at the time......eggplant, tomato, pepper,garlic, kale plants, soaps, eggs......time will tell!

    1 · August 23, 2013

    • Kristin

      I would be interested in comfrey and raspberry :)

      September 6, 2013

    • Amy A

      Great, I'll bring those. Sounds like Russian Red Kale you have - Yum!

      September 13, 2013

  • Luke V

    Hey all, Just back from Ben Falks PDC in VT... what an experience! I'm interested in attending but my fall plants arent quite ready to swap... I'd be happy to pay folks for extras... especially garlic bulbs!

    September 10, 2013

    • Kristin

      Laura.....did you harvest your own birch syrup? I've seen birch syrup production once and it is certainly a lot of work!

      September 10, 2013

    • Laura W.

      Yes, I did last spring and it was very hectic to say the least. It has a unique taste and it's a diuretic to boot.

      September 12, 2013

  • Amy A

    For those of you attending both the swap and chicken events, you are welcome to bring a bag dinner, or plan on heading downtown to one of the eating establishments. We don't quite have time or space for a potluck, but folks can certainly hang out and have their own meals together!

    September 11, 2013

  • Karen L.

    Not a good year for produce for me, but I expect to have daffodil bulbs, raspberry bushes & oregano.

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • Debra

    I like the added "bring a recipe" category. I had someone in a community garden offer a great recipe for "Baba Ganoush" one year and I've been enjoying it ever since. It's a great idea!

    1 · August 6, 2013

  • Andrea S.

    Jerusalem artichokes not sure what else eggplants and tomatoes probably maybe some jam and oregano

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Boiester

    I will see what I have by then. Six weeks is a long time.....

    August 4, 2013

  • Debra

    I will put it on the calendar and we'll see what I have to bring then. I was hit hard by deer recently.

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Gail L.

    great idea! I should have tons of veggies, and overgrown flowers by then!

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    September is crazy, but I'll put this on the calendar and hope for the best!

    1 · July 14, 2013

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