Bag of plants exchanged for bread
Thanks to Facebook and a post on the church listserve, we now have numerous perennial vegetable plants -- and new friends. I posted a want for rhubarb in exchange for home baked bread. One house passed on the bread, and we dug up on rhubarb plant. The other house gladly accepted the bread, had us over, and sent us off with not only rhubarb but: garlic, oregano, chives, and some ground cover.
Motivated, I hope to continue this model as we aim to expand the garden. Plants for baked goods, sharing time with neighbors, and next I'll offer up trades -- something I don't have for any of the countless day lillies or hostas that abound in our yard.
Thanks to "the barter" we are achieving several goals, and are falling in love with home gardens.
Home of our garlic plantings