The Plant Exchange is a free community event in Oakland, CA which encourages reuse, recycling, organic living, resource sharing, and information exchange. Neighbors, gardeners, landscapers, urban farmers, and outdoor fans come from all over the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more about the event and volunteering.

Exciting Updates

  • How it works video! Check out this amazing video on how The Plant Exchange works by professional videographer Maya Curry.
  • Keep on Trucking! Thanks to a grant from StopWaste of Alameda County and your support, we were able to purchase a 10-foot moving truck. This allows us to easily pick up donations year round.
  • Stay involved between events, volunteer!
    • Pick up plant donations
    • Unload and organize donations
    • Volunteer at our warehouse
    • Photograph donations
    • Write press releases
    • Staff fundraising plant sales
    • Help at our speaker series: free entry!