Annual Permaculture PLANT Swap!

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East End Community School

195 North St · Portland, ME

How to find us

We will be in the parking lot at the top of the hill.

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Join us for our annual PLANT Swap in conjunction with the First Annual Public Orchard Day! This year, the plant swap is at the East End Community School and is followed by our first Permablitz of the season at Mt. Joy Orchard. For more about Public Orchard Day:

The Plant Swap is by far our biggest swap of the year. You're still welcome to bring other items but the focus this month is plants plant plants! It's almost time to get in the dirt, so bring anything you can. Indoor plants, outdoor plants, seeds, perennials, annuals, fruit, whatever you've got to share. There will be tons to trade, and lots of great information being passed along. If you stick around, there will be workshops, hands-on education, and shared food.

Trading Post and Swap events are free, open to all and have minimal rules. Canned goods, plants, seedlings, seeds, preserved or fresh produce, hand-made items, books etc. are all welcome at Portland Trading Post.

The main idea is that we are stepping outside of the cash economy and mutually "gifting" things to each other in a way that turns whatever we have in abundance into a diversity of goodness and good will.

In the past, people have used the "comments" area of this page to talk about what they think they might be bringing which drums up early interest:)

The only guidelines are:

No cash changes hands.

Don't start the swapping until everyone's there and has a chance to look around at what's on offer (about 15 minutes in).

You can swap with someone or simply "gift" things to each other without taking a return item. Your choice.

You can use and trade "time dollars" if you are a member of the local time bank (Hour Exchange Portland (

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

Be sure to label food items with multiple ingredients. Feel free to use the comments area of this page to talk about what you might be bringing or seeking.

This is a social and casual event, both family and kid-friendly. We look forward to seeing all of you for one of our most exciting events of the year!!!