Friday, November 6, 2014 we hosted our first ever volunteer plant swap!
What’s a volunteer plant swap? It’s an organized plant exchange where our dedicated volunteers can share the plants they love and propagate at home with one another.
Organized by the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden board president Martha Rehrman and treasurer Terry Davison, the plant swap took place at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery and featured a variety of plants from succulents and Aztec lilies to a wide array of houseplants.
Participants were asked to label all their potted plants with the plant name, size and flower color. They also could also offer all things plant related from bulbs, cuttings, and divisions of large clumps like agapanthus, bamboo, or society garlic to gardening supplies including tools and containers.
A huge thank you goes to volunteer Judy Hills who was kind enough to bring over 170 plants for her fellow volunteers to take home and enjoy.
We hope to offer another plant swap for our volunteers next fall. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, we will be recruiting more volunteers in January 2016. Keep your eyes peeled for that information in upcoming communications.