The best things in life are free …

ONE of the absolute joys of being a gardener is talking to other gardeners about gardening.

This camaraderie comes through the sharing of knowledge and experiences and, when the opportunity arises, is made all the sweeter through the sharing of plants.

If, like me, you’re a confirmed plant tragic, you just revel in the thrill of finding something new and different and having a go at getting it to grow at your place.

However, sometimes it can be difficult to find that something different … Well here’s your answer.

The Glasshouse Mountains Advancement Network (GMAN) is having a plant swap meet on Saturday, August 9 from 8.30am in the carpark of the Glass House Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (opposite the post office).

It’s a great chance for local gardeners to bring some seeds, cuttings, seedlings and potted plants, and swap them with like-minded gardeners for something you don’t have.

At the same time, you’ll be able to chat with other locals about their garden and what plants they love to grow.

And the event (and the swapped plants) are free!

Vanda from the Koala Action Network will also be there with a display and information about the service and how you can help protect our local koala populations.

If you’d like to know more, give GMAN a call on 5493 0382. You can see more about GMAN by looking up its Facebook page