Volunteers are needed to help make this day a success.  Please email alederberg@gnps.org to volunteer.

We have an exciting day planned at Zonolite Park on September 18.

The order of events:

12-1 PM Plant Drop-Off. You can bring up to 10 native plants to swap. Bring more to donate to share with others who are just starting out. Label each plant with the common and botanical name (if you know it) and if it grows in the sun or shade. Labels can be placed on the pot or stick labels in the dirt. Popsicle sticks/cut up yoghurt containers or blinds make good labels. Bring a box or nursery flat to carry plants to and from your car.

1-1:45 PM  Annual Meeting at the pavilion The Intown Atlanta Chapter Board will share highlights from our first year as a chapter including an update on our membership numbers and committee structure, event highlights from the year, and upcoming programs and ways to get involved. Lori Conway, Vice Chair of the State Board, will be our featured speaker to give us an overview of GNPS’ Stone Mountain Propagation Project. You might want a camp chair for the meeting.

1:45 to 3 PM Plant Share and Swap. People participating in the plant swap can choose up to 10 plants to take home. People who do not have plants to swap will get to take home one native plant for their garden.  Entry into the plant share and swap will be done in the order of check-in time.

Throughout the day, there will be informational tables where people can speak directly with leaders of working groups that promote the mission of Intown Atlanta GNPS, including our Advocacy and Restoration Committees as well as pollinator-friendly yards.

King of Pops will be onsite beginning at noon offering refreshments for purchase.

You might want to bring water bottle, mosquito repellant, and wear comfortable shoes.

People can also enjoy the 13-acre urban sanctuary at Zonolite Park.


Plant drop off & check in will be at the entrance to Zonolite Park at 1164 Zonolite Place.

This the second road on the left after turning on Zonolite Road just before the Quick Shot Shooting Range. There is a small parking lot where people can temporarily park to drop off their plants.  People will need to move their car to the main parking lot after plant check-in to allow others to drop off their plants.

Main Parking is at a parking lot located in front of 1145 Zonolite Road.

For accessibility purposes:  note that the pavilion is accessed via a short gravel pathway that is traversable for people with limited mobility, but may be challenging for some wheelchairs.

The closest restrooms are at the Krogers in the Sage Hill Shopping Center.

We hope you’ll join us. Invite your neighbors and friends. You do not have to be a member of GNPS to participate.

(For a complete FAQ about the Swap and Share, see Board Member Laura Markson’s blog here:



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