Ferndale's Beautification Commission has been sponsoring the Perennial Exchange for the last 7 years. . Rain or shine it's a good time...advantageous, too.
"Bring a Plant; Take a Plant" has been the deal. Last year we upped the ante to include a raffle with prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Crafts for Kids and Adults! Art projects of all sorts (handcrafted by locals) and rain barrels were for sale. We offered free gardening books and information. The city graciously donated free mulch and Dan from DPW was kind enough to bring his shovel and dig!
"Bring a Plant; Take a Plant" is our mantra yet stay long enough and never mind the "bring". The event can be downright dirty (pun intended)! Seriously, what's most uplifting is the opportunity for neighbors to share the fruits of their labor.
FBC members voted yes last Winter to the idea of a Spring Exchange. Spring brings renewed energy and motivation. Rebirth...right?