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Old 09-20-2006, 09:26 AM
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Austin/San Antonio Plant Swap


Charlotte has posted the Austin/San Antonio Plant Swap in the calendar. Please click the link in the calendar if you will be attending to let everyone know (you can edit your list of 'haves' and 'wants' in your profile first).

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Old 09-20-2006, 02:15 PM
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Austin/San Antonio Plant Swap


Hello Everyone,

This is the group that used to meet at Rio Vista Park in San Marcos in April and October.
The San Marcos pavilion is no longer available so we have moved to Buda,
still close to IH-35.
We welcome any plant swappers that want to join us!

Just to Recap:

The Austin/San Antonio Area Fall Plant Swap will be on Saturday, October 28 at the Buda City Park pavilion. I will post directions and a map before the swap.
We will have a potluck lunch and hopefully celebrate the end of a long hot dry summer!!!! Let me know if you have any questions or if you want to volunteer to bring paper goods or drinks.

Thanks,
Charlotte
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Old 10-02-2006, 05:40 PM
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Map Link to Swap Location


Here is the mapquest link to the swap location.
The Pavilion is located on San Antonio St. in the Buda City Park in downtown Buda.
I hope everyone is getting prepared for the swap.
I will post the list of what to bring later.
See you at the swap!
Charlotte

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...y=US&geodiff=1
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Old 10-14-2006, 06:58 PM
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Swap Info


The Swap is only two weeks away.
Here is the usual swap info to remind everyone how it works and what to bring.
The swap usually starts at 9am sharp and we usually do door prizes and a potluck lunch around noon. It's usually all over by 1:30 or 2 depending on weather and how many people come. As for what to bring, the options are wide open. Plants of course, either divisions of your perennials, or cuttings you started or seeds you collected and labeled. Sometimes people bring whole plants they decided they didn't like anymore or didn't have room for. Also, if making new plants is not your thing, you can bring gardening related items, books, terra cotta pots, tools, etc... People are generally very generous and eager to make newbies feel welcome so there are no hard and fast rules about what you can bring. Also, most gardeners just don't want to take any of their own stuff back home so they are often not expecting an "even trade".
There is also a list of things you may find useful to bring:
camp chair or stool
card table (there are no tables provided at the Buda pavilion)
extra plant labels and marker
extra plastic pots - usually someone needs these
plastic bags for transporting goodies
plastic nursery trays for transporting goodies
Drinking water
rain jacket (for some reason our swap usually causes a shower!)
Also we do have a donation jar to help pay for the pavilion rental
so your donation will help make sure we can keep on swapping!
If you know what you are bringing you can list it here.
As far as food goes, bring what you want. We usually have a good variety.
See you at the Swap!
Charlotte
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Old 10-15-2006, 09:53 AM
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I posted a notice on hornfans.com (UT fan message board) for this, but I think it disappeared pretty quickly (as most posts do over there). I'm not sure how many people saw it.

Good luck with the swap Charlotte!
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Old 10-28-2006, 12:59 PM
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Greatly enjoyed the Austin-San Antonio Plant Swap and for the first time at a plant swap, came home with more than I brought. There were about 15 people there, wonderful food, and fellowship. Everyone seemed to have a great time and the plants were switching hands in all directions! Buda Park was an ideal location for this event (15 miles south of Austin on I35). Looking forward to the next swap in April 2007.
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Old 10-29-2006, 09:42 AM
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Cool! Thanks for the report. Sounds like the swap was a success.
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