Share your extra plants in WNY

black-eyed Susans in Amherst New York
Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko

Doesn’t it break your heart to throw a wonderful plant on the compost pile just because you don’t have room for it in your garden?

MAP (Massachusetts Avenue Project) wants your extra plants, and I bet there are other organizations across Western New York that would love healthy plants, too.

MAP wants to create a beautiful fence line at their new farmhouse. They’re looking for perennial flowers, herbs and fruit plants.

All donated plants must be in a container.

“If they could be labelled, that would be excellent,” said Claire Collie, farm education coordinator at MAP. “If you’re not sure exactly what it is, just put whatever information you know. If you know it’s a lily, lily is enough.”

They have two drop-off times scheduled, and would like people to drop off plants only during those times. The staff isn’t always around, so if a plant is dropped off at other times, it might be missed.

The drop-off times are:

  • Day 1: 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at the office at 271 Grant St., Buffalo
  • Day 2: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 7 at the farm at 389 Massachusetts Ave., Buffalo

For more information, email Katie Pfohl, farm director, at

If you’re with a group in Western New York that is looking for plants, leave a comment below. Tell people what kind of plants you’re looking for and how they should get those plants to you.

If you have extra plants and are wondering who might be able to use them, check back to see who has left a comment.





7 Comments on “Share your extra plants in WNY

  1. Are those the only days throughout the year to drop off plants?
    I perform a lot of landscaping and yard work during the summers and
    Occasionally take unwanted flowers and fruit plants out of gardens for clients.

  2. Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk’s annual Fall Plant and Seed exchange will take place on September 30th from 10am to 2pm at the University Presbyterian Church, corner Niagara Falls Blvd. and Main St. This is a free event and includes perennials and over 70 types of seeds packaged by the University Heights Arts Association. There will also be a quick art activity suitable for all ages.

  3. I have many perennials to share. I can pot them and deliver. I am giving up my very large garden and would love to share my flowers

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