Cleveland, OH - May 29, 2022
The Radical Plant Mom & Friends
Soil & Suds The Radical Plant Swap
May 29, 2022, 4:00:00 PM
2135 Columbus Road
Cleveland, OH 44113
Save the date for the 4th annual Soil & Suds! We all know during this pandemic how we all expanded our green herd. So if you are looking to add that picture-perfect plant baby or just slimming down, we got that covered. Bring plants or extra gardening accessories and swap them for something new! Sip a beer (or 3 — we won’t judge) in Forest City Brewery’s outdoor Beer Garden while mingling 6 feet apart with other plant fanatics and shopping for new additions for your own urban jungle from our vendors. Have a pot that needs a drainage hole? Bring it along - we'll have volunteers drilling holes for ya! All proceeds will benefit a non-profit promoting the Cleveland Seed Bank. Don’t forget your raffle tickets for your chance to win some envy-inducing plants (TBA)!
$10 Admission with plants to swap - (150 capacity)
$20 Admission with NO plants to swap - (25 capacity)
We will supply you 2 plants so you can participate in the swap. A great way for newbies to join in the fun!
NO FEES on TICKET SALES
TICKETS go on sale on March 15th with limited capacity.
1.) We prefer you wear a mask while in the building to keep our volunteers safe.
2.) ALL PLANTS MUST BE - Happy, Healthy, & Pest FREE
Please don’t water them immediately before the event! It makes the pots heavier and increases the chances of them leaking and making a mess in someone’s car.
3.) Everyone values already-rooted plants over fresh cuttings. It’s a good idea to start rooting your cuttings ASAP.
4.) Please clean any gardening tools & supplies. If trading nursery pots please clean and bag them (up to 20 per bag).
5.) You are only to swap 1 for 1 (max 6 plants and/or tools).
6.) Must be present for the raffle to win.
INDOOR & OUTDOOR PLANTS + GARDEN TOOLS & SUPPLIES
-Can be full plants or rooted cuttings. They can be potted or bare root. (please combine 3 cuttings for trailing plants) Cuttings MUST be rooted. Please wrap the bare roots with a wet paper towel and put them inside a plastic bag.
-Outdoor plants that need cut back for the cooler seasons
-Outdoor gardening tools. Everything must be cleaned thoroughly. Ceramic & terracotta pots, shovels, edger, rakes, spades, trowels, hoes, pruning shears, wheelbarrows, gardening carts, bags of nursery pots (20 per bag), watering cans, soil scoops, etc. NO electric lawn equipment-
- Need help IDing your plant? Get there early and we can help. Plants will be reviewed for identification, pests, or other issues, and to ensure they have rooted before tickets are issued.
-You will be issued tickets per how many plants and tools you bring (max of 6).
Variegate Design + The Radical Plant Mom www.shopvariegatedesign.com
Cleveland Seed Bank - www.clevelandseedbank.org
The Dirigible Plum Plant Co. - Instagram.com/dirigibleplumplantco
Tomato monster - www.tomatomonsterheirlooms.com
Forest City - www.forestcitybrewery.com
Shinde Ceramics - www.instagram.com/shindesights?igshid=4ff7swp82tip
For some of you, this may be your first plant swap, so to help better understand our RAD process please read the following. Things will be a bit different this year as we are setting it up as a lottery to keep everyone safe and 6 feet apart.
1.) REGISTER + PLANT & TOOL DROP OFF - (12:30pm -2:45pm)
—Bring indoor plants, outdoor plants, or tools. (A limited amount of tickets (25) are available for those without plants to swap - see above.)
—Pay $10 to register
—Receive tickets for the item you are swapping.
—Label plants (if you need assistance there will be volunteers to help)
2.) LEAVE MAIN ROOM - SHOP - DRINK A COLD ONE - (12:30pm -2:30pm)
—-All will convene outside for safety as helpers organize/switch plants around. This will help participants have an equal chance of finding a RAD new plant. While we are organizing you will have the chance to chat with others, shop, have a beer or two, and try out our soil bar. We will have soil experts there to help you find what will work best in plants you have or will be swapping.
1:30 - 1:45PM - Propagation
1:45 - 2:00PM - Soil Health
2:00 - 2:15PM - Pests
3.) LET THE SWAP BEGIN (3pm -3:30pm)
—Participants will be let into the room.
—Tables will be set up in a square formation for easier hunting. Volunteers will be in the middle if you need any help.
--Participants will 15-20 minutes in the room to snag what they want.
—When you are done, go to the checkout exit to swap your tickets for the plants or garden items you chose.
4.) RAFFLE (3:30PM)
—Tickets for the raffle will be available all day $1- 1 ticket | $5 - 10 tickets
—Raffle prizes are supplied by sponsors- Anything from gift cards | rare plants | gardening supplies | plant photography sessions | baskets
5.) Go home with your new GREEN BABY