MDC hosting free plant exchange for gardeners May 6 in Kansas City

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Kansas City, Mo. – An inexpensive way to add variety to a garden is at hand. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Seed Savers KC will host a free plant exchange from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City.

Gardeners are invited to bring rooted plants or easy-to-root cuttings to trade with other gardeners. Native plants are encouraged, but vegetables and non-native flowers can also be swapped. Visitors may also trade seeds, bulbs, tubers, essential oils, tinctures, dried herbs, dried veggies, or anything garden related. Any plants that are considered invasive species or that are overly aggressive in spreading are not allowed.

The plant exchange is open to all ages, and registration is not required. The Gorman Discovery Center is at 4750 Troost Ave., a few blocks east of the Country Club Plaza. For more information about the center, visit