Let's swap some plants!

 It's been a year and a half since our last gathering. Certainly none of us expected this hiatus when we last met. 

There are still concerns about the virus, so the executive committee has selected a date for the spring swap that is a compromise between too late for getting new plants in the ground and not late enough to feel reasonably safe to come together. That date is May 15. The swap is  in Greene County at the Center Township fire station on state road 54.

We have decided to treat this swap as a "reset" for The Perennial Exchange, a chance to expand our membership and get the word out about the group. Please share our announcement far and wide. 

As always, everyone is welcome to our swaps, but, to encourage everyone to register and participate, there will be NO REGISTRATION FEE. There is however a registration requirement. We need to be sure we set up enough tables and have enough chairs for listening to our speaker, beekeeper Dave Branneman from Owen County. 

To register, members reading this email message should simply reply to it. Everyone else should (and members may) register on the group's web site, theperennialexchange.com. Be sure we have your email address so we can acknowledge your registration. 

Please copy and share the included flyer with friends and associates, your social groups, etc. 

There will be a very brief business meeting to conform with our bylaws and elect officers. (Most on the executive committee have served more than three consecutive years since we've missed two swaps.) There will be morning refreshments before the swap, and since we haven't been together since 2019, everyone is encouraged to bring a lunch and maybe something to share for a safe social time after we clean up the tables. 

I hope you have been able to get outside to garden so far this spring. There should be lots of plants that could use a thinning, and all of those extras can surely find a place in the gardens of other "swappers." Please start soon to prepare your plans for the swap.

Ed Paynter

Letter from the President