The nearer-to-empty state of the table is actually a tribute to how well this little experiment went. Two coworkers came up with the idea to designate a table in the break room for a "Spring Has Sprung: Plant Non-Sale" where green-thumbed coworkers could donate extra seedlings, bulbs, planting materials and seed packets for the browner- (or blacker-) thumbed among us. I've seen pea shoots (not peashooters, though Plants vs. Zombies is where my mind went, too), chrysanthemums, squash seeds, and a few other packets that were already snatched up by the time I thought to take a picture. Someone also thoughtfully set out a flier for an upcoming plant sale from our local arboretum. There was very little organization or oversight needed to plan the "event," participation was completely voluntary, and it encouraged people to join in a green activity even if they don't normally identify with - or like - the crunchy lifestyle. This little give-and-take plant trade would also be a fun activity for church groups, bible studies, play groups, preschools, or any other community group!
And which group do I fall in? I took home two little zinfandel grape plants from an event two years ago, watered and fertilized them, thought I had killed them, and was pleasantly surprised to see the green leaves returning a few days ago. I must be doing something right.
Shared over at Your Green Resource!