Looking to add that picture-perfect plant baby you’ve been eyeing up on Instagram to your plant collection? We got you. Bring plants or extra gardening accessories and swap them for something new! Sip a beer (or 3 — we won’t judge) in Forest City Brewery’s outdoor Beer Garden (weather-permitting) or Beer Hall while mingling with other plant fanatics and shopping for new additions for your own urban jungle from our vendors. Have a pot that needs a drainage hole? Bring it along - we'll have volunteers drilling holes for ya! All proceeds will benefit a non-profit promoting urban planting and the Cleveland Seed Bank. Don’t forget your raffle tickets for your chance to win some envy-inducing plants (TBA)!
$8 Admission with plants to swap - (150 capacity)
$16 Admission with NO plants to swap - (25 capacity)
We will supply you 2 plants so you can participate in the swap. Great way for newbies to join in the fun!
NO FEES on TICKET SALES
Please register & purchase tickets in advance to guarantee admission.
1.) ALL PLANTS MUST BE - Happy, Healthy, & Pest FREE. Please don’t water them immediately before the event! It makes the pots heavier and increases the chances of them leaking and making a mess in someone’s car.
2.) Everyone values already-rooted plants over fresh cuttings. It’s a good idea to start rooting your cuttings ASAP.
3.) Please clean any gardening tools & supplies. If trading nursery pots please clean and bag them (up to 20 per bag).
4.) You are only to swap 1 for 1 (max 6 plants and/or tools).
5.) Must be present for raffle to win.
INDOOR & OUTDOOR PLANTS + GARDEN TOOLS & SUPPLIES
-Can be full plants or rooted cuttings. They can be potted or bare root. (please combine 3 cuttings for trailing plants) Cuttings MUST be rooted. Please wrap the bare roots with a wet paper towel and put inside a plastic bag.
-Outdoor plants that need cut back for the cooler seasons
-Outdoor gardening tools. Everything must be cleaned thoroughly. Ceramic & terracotta pots, shovels, edger, rakes, spades, trowels, hoes, pruning shears, wheelbarrow, gardening carts, bags of nursery pots (20 per bag), watering cans, soil scoops, etc. NO electric lawn equipment.
- Need help IDing your plant? Get there early and we can help. Plants will be reviewed for identification, pests or other issues, and to ensure they have rooted before tickets are issued.
-You will be issued tickets per how many plants and tools you bring (max of 6).
RUSTBELT RIDERS + TILTH SOIL BAR
Score a cool plant but don’t have soil or know what kind to use? We got you (and your plant) covered with our soil bar! These guys know what they are doing. Tilth is an outgrowth of an organics recycling company based in Cleveland, Ohio: Rust Belt Riders. Since 2014, they have been collecting and diverting food from our nation’s landfills. Over 40% of all food in the United States ends up in landfills, which exacerbates climate change. This work results in some of the most amazing soils around. When you buy tilth products, you are combating food waste, fighting climate change, and supporting the radical effort of growing your own food.
The Radical Plant Mom - www.instagram.com/the_radical_plant_mom/
Cleveland Seed Band - www.clevelandseedbank.org
Urban Planting Cleveland - www.urbanplantingcleveland.com
Rust Belt Riders & Tilth Soil - www.tilthsoil.com
Tidwell Gardens - www.facebook.com/tidwellsgardens
The Lovely Forest - www.instagram.com/thelovelyforest
Urban Orchid - www.theurbanorchid.com
Forest City - www.forestcitybrewery.com
Cosmic Bobbins - www.cosmicbobbins.com
For some of you, this may be your first plant swap, so to help better understand our RAD process please read the following:
1.) REGISTER + PLANT & TOOL DROP OFF - (1pm -2:45pm)
—Bring indoor plants, outdoor plants, or tools. (A limited amount of tickets (25) are available for those without plants to swap - see above.)
—Pay $8 to register
—Receive tickets for the item you are swapping.
—Label plants (if you need assistance there will be volunteers to help)
—Please bring a box for your haul! We will be using them at the end.
2.) LEAVE MAIN ROOM - SHOP - DRINK A COLD ONE - (1pm -3pm)
—All will convene outside or in the bar area as helpers organize/switch plants around. This will help participants have an equal chance in finding a RAD new plant. While we are organizing you will have the chance to chat with others, shop, have a beer or two, and try out our soil bar. We will have soil experts there to help you find what will work best in plants you have or will be swapping.
3.) LET THE SWAP BEGIN (3pm -3:30pm)
—All participants will be let into the room at the same time.
—Tables will be set up in a square formation for easier hunting. Volunteers will be in the middle if you need any help.
—Swap amongst yourselves while in the room or even after the event while sipping a cold one. It is a fabulous way to meet fellow plant lovers.
—When you are done, go to the checkout exit to swap your tickets for the plants or garden items you chose.
4.) RAFFLE (3:30 PM -4 PM)
—Tickets for the raffle will be available all day $1- 1 ticket | $5 - 10 tickets
—Raffle prizes are supplied by sponsors- Anything from gift cards | rare plants | gardening supplies | plant photography sessions | baskets
5.) Go home with your new GREEN BABY