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LR neighborhood to host countywide vegetable swap

By ArkansasOnline

This article was published July 1, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

What happens when your garden yields too many tomatoes and your neighbor’s produces too many peppers? Get together and make some salsa, the city of Little Rock says.

Or that’s the idea when the University District Neighborhoods Association hosts what it says is the first organized vegetable swap in Pulaski County on July 12, city spokesman Meg Matthews said in a statement. There, gardeners are invited to exchange vegetables, fruits, eggs, flowers and plants from their own bounties, plus chat and exchange gardening tips and recipes.

All items will be traded, but no cash will be exchanged, the city said.

The Vegetable Swap and Trade will held from 8 a.m.-noon at Curran Conway Park, 2501 S. Harrison St., in Little Rock.

The swap is facilitated by a Blue & You Foundation grant in support of healthy living and nutrition programs in the University District, the city said. The University District Neighborhoods Association comprises 10 neighborhoods surrounding the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, including Broadmoor, Fair Park and War Memorial.

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