Buzz on the Bay

Ready, Set, Swap!

Barrington Farm School hosts a one-of-a-kind community exchange featuring plants

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You’ve probably heard of a book swap, but what about a plant swap? On June 1, Barrington Farm School is kicking off summer garden-style. The all-volunteer educational farm school engages the community in enjoying the town’s only farm through events like painting in the farm field, cover cropping workshop, garden bed preparation short course, organic compost pickup, and routine farm stands.

“We were inspired by the community’s active flower and plant questions and offers of advice and garden equipment from neighbor to neighbor,” explains Candace Clavin, volunteer and educator at BFS.

The rules are pretty straightforward. Bring your plant, which can be anything from an annual, perennial, or wildflower to potted varieties, bulbs, or seeds. It must be in a container, whether it’s a used pot, butter dish, or recycled yogurt cups. The containers must be labeled with as much info as possible, like the name, light, soil and water requirements, and a short description.

Candace says this is just the first of many sharing events to come for “our tiny treasure of a farm and farm stand.”