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Community Invitation

On Saturday, May, 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Grandview Heights High School Garden Club is hosting the first ever plant swap at the new school garden located behind Edison Intermediate/Larson Middle School at 1240 Oakland Avenue.  To enter the garden, park in the West First Avenue parking lot next to the school and look towards a red shed to the right and behind the Annex Building.

During the swap, community members can bring plants that they no longer want or need and trade them for other plants. The event will provide an opportunity to converse, learn, and bring home new plants.  At 10:30 a.m., Tim McDermott, OSU Extension Educator for Agriculture and Natural Resources, will be giving a talk on the Basics of Composting.

Plants in containers can be dropped off at the school garden from May 6-12 at any time. Upon drop off, donors can also complete a form to receive a trading ticket on Saturday during the swap.  Indoor and delicate plants should be dropped off only on Saturday, May 12. Used empty pots will be available by the garden fence starting May 4.  In the event of rain, the swap will be Sunday, May 13. 

This is the perfect time of year to divide those lilies, irises, phlox, and other spreading perennials and share extra tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers purchased in packs.

The school garden is made possible by generous grants from the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Education Foundation, The Northwest Kiwanis, the Edison Intermediate/Larson Middle School PTO, and kind donations from community members.   

The school garden is tended by the Grandview Heights High School Garden Club and Advisor Carmen Mendoza and the Middle School Garden Group and Advisor Dan Colahan.  For more information, contact Carmen Mendoza at carmen.mendoza@ghcsd.org

For a related read on Mrs. Mendoza, please see the OSU Project Green Teacher Newsletter article here:  https://www.smore.com/w3c82