This year’s Transition Worcester Plant Swap took place at Worcester community garden in bright, warm sunshine on 7 May.
We had agreed in advance that the event would have an expanded format, to become a mini eco fair.
We were delighted to have several stalls on site, including PackItIn (selling package-free food, containers, toiletries and cleaning products), RSPB (wild flower plant plugs) and Worcester Environmental Group (bird and bat boxes and insect hotels).
In addition to the Plant Swap stall itself, run by Heather from Transition and our head gardener Tony, Gill and Clare ran our own plant sales kiosk, Mandy ran a Worcester community garden information stand, Chris Russell ran a popular whittling workshop, and Jon and Sara ran a busy pop-up café selling tea, coffee, soft drinks, cakes and biscuits.
The event was a huge success, attracting 415 visitors.
Amongst the comments the event received on social media were the following:
“What a brilliant day”
“Had a lovely time and great to chat to everyone. Thank you for all the effort you put into things”.
“It was brilliant- such a fantastic event, thank you”
”It was so awesome to see so many people enjoying what’s on offer”
“Thank you for a wonderful day”
“Thank you all. Loved visiting today and chatting and plants”
Transition Worcester plan to follow the same format for future Plant Swap events, and the positive experience and lessons learned from this event will also inform our plans for Worcester community garden’s Open Day on 27 August. Put the date in your diary!