Reinvigorate your plant collection

Annual Master Gardener Program Great Plant Swap and Sale

Reinvigorate your plant collection

The Annual Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s (CCEUC) Master Gardener “Great Plant Swap & Sale” Returns on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at the Forsyth Park Pavilion, 157 Lucas Avenue in Kingston.  The proceeds benefit the Dominic Parise Master Gardener Scholarship.

Here’s how the swap works: Plants to swap are dropped off Saturday morning between 9am and 10am. Swappers will receive vouchers for the value of the plants they drop off, and then return at 11am to swap vouchers for plants!  At 11:30 a.m. the swap will open to the public for the plant sale. No early birds please.

To make this event a wonderful and rewarding experience for all, please review the following rules and information.  Master Gardeners will refuse any plants not meeting the following criteria:

  • Bring only healthy, well-cared for plants. No wilted or just dug plants will be accepted.

  • Examine plants for pests and water regularly; feed them if necessary.

  • Plants must be in containers, with sufficient soil - no boxes or bags.

  • No plants on the NYS Invasive list will be accepted.  The list is available here

  • Plants must be labeled with plant name and flower color.

  • No more than 12 plants of any one variety will be accepted.  Seedlings under 3” will be grouped and valued together. 

  • If you wouldn’t buy it in the store, don’t bring it to the Plant Swap!

For more information, please call Courtney Churchill at 845-340-3990 ext. 335 or email, or visit our website here 

Master Gardener volunteers will also be answering gardening questions and have lots of gardening information available.

About Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) is a dynamic education system connecting Cornell's world-class research with regional and county-based educators and partners across the state. With a presence in every county and all five boroughs of New York City, CCE is uniquely positioned to tailor opportunities and resources to match the diverse and ever-evolving needs of individual communities across the state.

CCE partners with local, state, and federal government agencies, and is supported by the national land grant system and Cornell University. In fulfillment of Cornell's land grant mission, faculty, and staff --primarily from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Ecology -- collaborate with extension associates, agriculture specialists, CCE educators and staff, local partners, and volunteers across New York state to engage citizens and empower communities to transform and grow from the group up. The resulting education system is responsive, nimble, research-based, and locally rooted. Extension educators develop programming that collects information and experience from their own communities to inform Cornell research and program development. Such a dynamic organization would not be possible without the dedicated staff, volunteers, and partnerships that power the CCE system.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact our office in advance with any accommodation requests at (845) 340-3990 or 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) is a 501(c) 3 subordinate governmental agency of the State of New York under Article 5, 224(b) of the NYS County Laws organization that utilizes research-based knowledge through their partnership with Cornell University. This information is disseminated through their on-going community programming in the areas of Agriculture, Horticulture, 4-H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Science and Environmental programs held throughout Ulster County.


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