Cooperative Extension Fresno County
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Cooperative Extension Fresno County

Community Plant Give and Take Events

Master Gardeners volunteer at several Plant Give and Take events in Fresno and nearby Counties.  In 1968, Garden Give and Take was a community service event hosted two times each year by the Fresno County Women's Chamber of Commerce.  It was later discontinued, but was the precursor to what has become a popular venue staged at different locations each spring and fall, sponsored by Community Volunteers Central Valley. 

How does a Plant Give and Take work?  Plants of all types including bulbs, cuttings and seeds are donated by home gardeners like yourself.  Bring your donation of plants in bags, boxes, wrapped in newsprint, etc.  Plants do not need to be potted in a container. UCCE Master Gardeners and other volunteers help identify unknown plants.  

Having a plant to give is not a prerequisite to participation.  There is no admission fee and anyone can take plants FREE.

Contact Margie Reisz to find out how you can help.

Community Volunteers Central Valley 




Plant Give and Take events in 2018:

  • Saturday, March 10, 2018

          Veterans of Foreign Wars

          Post 8900

          8:00am to 12:00pm

  • Saturday, April 7, 2018

          First United Methodist Church (parking lot)

         1461 11th Street

          Reedley (across from post office)

          9:00am to 12:00pm



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