Maderans have scheduled a free plant exchange from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 at the pavilion area of Lions Town and Country Park.
People are invited to give away their surplus bulbs, corms, cuttings and plants and take home plants contributed by others. The idea behind the exchange was planted by the late Ethel McCormack of Fresno decades ago in Fresno but the event, according to one volunteer, is fairly new to Madera.
“This is the second year in Madera,” said volunteer Cal Crane. “There is an event in early spring in Fresno, late spring in Reedley and in the fall in Madera.”
Crane said fall is a great time to plant, for two reasons: “It keeps stuff out of the landfills and people can benefit from cuttings and starts. It is great for someone with a new home or to add color to existing yards.” ...