MIDDLEPORT — The annual fall plant exchange sponsored by Meigs County Master Gardeners will be held at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) at Dave Diles Park in Middleport.
Hal Kneen, Athens-Meigs County Agriculture and Natural Resources educator, will be there to answer questions and give fall gardening tips beginning at noon before the actual exchange begins.
While the event is called an “exchange” — that’s where you bring plants and/or seeds from home and exchange them for something different — it is more than that because while many of those attending have much to share, others have nothing, but are welcome to take plants home with them anyway.
Residents are encouraged to try their hand at growing new plants. Several Master Gardeners are expected to be on hand to answer questions and assist those attending with selection of plants. As usual there is no cost to participate in the plant exchange.
For many years the Master Gardeners have joined with Meigs County Extension Office agents to stage the plant exchanges and the educational programs offered to promote flower gardening, one in the spring and the other in the fall.
Wednesday’s plant exchange is being held in conjunction with the Middleport Community Association’s “Lunch along the River” fund raising program to support village improvement, activity and beautification projects. Serving of the lunches will take place inside the depot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The plant exchange will be held outside in the shelter house.