I'd like to hear from anybody who has organised local plant swaps, or is thinking about it.
Last Autumn I got together with some neighbours and we designated a weekend in October as our 'big plant swap'. We kept it simple - put out about 100 flyers to houses in our street and suggested people put plants out in boxes on their front garden walls over the weekend, and take what they wanted from other people's boxes.
Only 6 people took part but we all thought it was worthwhile, so we're having another one over the spring bank holiday weekend at the end of May (we're all a bit behind with our growing after that long wet winter). We'll try about 200 flyers over a bigger area this time, plus a few posters.
You can get an idea of what we did on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/burbageplantswap