Ephrata Mennonite Annual Plant Exchange

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Ephrata Mennonite School invites you to its annual plant exchange on Friday May 1. The event starts at 1:00 p.m., with the exchange taking place at 1:30 p.m. Container gardening and butterfly gardening are the themes for this year’s plant exchange. The students have planted succulents in recycled containers found at school. Each student designed a Butterfly Garden for the Hershey Gardens scholarship program, and their designs will be on display. 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, house plants, water garden plants, and ground covers. Visitors are invited to become involved by bringing one or more potted and labeled (kind of plant, flower color and growing conditions) plant to the exchange in exchange for the same number of plants of their choice. 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, from left to right, are students in the Backyard Ag Program (front row) Jennika Zimmerman, Logan Snyder, Kendrick Copenhaver, Ad-riann Zimmerman; (back row) Joel Groff, Andrea Eberly, Megan Weaver, Chelsea Weiler and Brandon Alwine.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 28 April 2015 09:09)

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