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Sustainability Matters hosts plant swap Saturday

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A community plant swap will be held in Harrisonburg tomorrow. WMRA's Randi B. Hagi reports.

Rain is in the forecast, but rain or shine, the organization Sustainability Matters is hosting the swap on the covered patio at the Friendly City Food Co-op in Harrisonburg.

Friendly City Food Co-op sponsors programming on WMRA.

SARI CARP: People bring plants and seeds, and they can be extra seedlings that you started, like tomato seedlings or something like that; divisions of your perennials; even house plant starts; vegetable seeds. We do ask that people don't bring anything invasive.

Sari Carp is the executive director of Sustainability Matters.

CARP: You drop off what you have at the beginning, and you go and you look at what's there, and you take approximately the same amount of stuff that you brought, or donate the difference.

You can also bring tools, pots, and other gardening paraphernalia. Carp asked that swappers label their plants – with whatever's handy.

CARP: We encourage people to repurpose plastic cutlery or popsicle sticks!

The swap is from 2 to 4 p.m. – members of the organization and the food co-op get early access at 1 p.m.

Randi B. Hagi first joined the WMRA team in 2019 as a freelance reporter. Her writing and photography have been featured in The Harrisonburg Citizen, where she previously served as the assistant editor; as well as The Mennonite; Mennonite World Review; and Eastern Mennonite University's Crossroads magazine.