Ephrata Mennonite Plant Exchange

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Ephrata Mennonite School invites you to its annual plant exchange on Friday May 2. The event starts at 1:00 p.m. with the exchange taking place at 1:30 p.m. Container gardening is the theme for this year’s plant exchange. The students have planted succulents in containers, and are planning on growing herbs in containers. Seeds have also been started under grow lights. The students are also anticipating opening a roadside stand in the near future featuring plants from the Nature Center and various garden items grown and made by the students.



The plant exchange will feature perennials, annuals, bulbs, seeds, fruits and vegetables, shrubs and trees, houseplants, and water garden plants. New for this year will be a category for ground cover plants. Visitors are invited to become involved by bringing one or more potted and labeled (kind of plant and growing conditions) plants to the exchange in exchange for the same number of plants of their choice. The more plants a person brings, the more plants they will be able to exchange and take home for their own garden.   To keep the selection of plants attractive for everyone, only one invasive plant will be allowed per person. The plant exchange is held rain or shine on the grounds of the Ephrata Mennonite School, 598 Stevens Road, Ephrata, at the corner of Stevens Road and Schoeneck Road. For directions or more information call the school office at 717-738-4266.

Shown in the photo are (left to right): Chelsea Weiler, Rochelle Martin, Coden Musser, Kendrick Copenhaver, Nick Weiler and Chelsea Martin.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 22 April 2014 10:02)

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