The Plant Exchange is a community organization that encourages resource sharing, reuse and recycling.  Our annual free Plant Exchange event brings over 1000 community members together, and throughout the year, we host several events that support Oakland’s designation as one of the greenest cities in the country.


Dear Plant Lovers,

Gardening has been the go-to activity for many of us in the last few weeks.

As you know, we cancelled our large group events for safety and to help contain the spread of the virus. The good news is that we have set up a way for you to come and shop for plants, pots, compost worms and other goodies for the garden while maintaining social distancing.

We have tried out an appointment system for buying plants and it has worked out very well. We will be having our next plant sale on Saturday, June 13th. Please stay tuned for the SignUp link in order to schedule a time slot for the sale. This will be sent out in our newsletter as well as posted to all social medias. Remember we take cash, Venmo or credit cards. Please no drop-ins.

Can’t make this date? Just write us at [email protected] and we will work something out for another day!

We also are in need of donations of pots, plants of all types, yard art, tools and supplies. You have been asking us to resume taking donations after cancelling the March exchange. We are still here and raring to go! Please shoot as an email or give us a call if you have any donations and we can schedule an appointment for drop off.

We truly appreciate your continued support and understanding during this time. Hopefully you and your family are well. The better we all are at being patient and maintaining social distancing the sooner we can get back to having fun community events.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Warmest Regards,

The Plant Exchange


Our next Adopt-a-Plant fundraising sale
Saturday, June 13th
9:15 am – 2:30 pm
4500 Lincoln Ave.


The Plant Exchange would be nothing without its dedicated group of volunteers and supporters. We could use some extra hands at our next Adopt-a-Plant Fundraisers and at the Annual Exchange.

Click here to see footage of the events and hear from our volunteers.

Stay involved between events – volunteer!

    • Pick up plant donations
    • Unload and organize donations
    • Volunteer at our warehouse
    • Photograph donations
    • Write press releases
    • Staff our Adopt-a-Plant fundraising sales
    • Help at our Giving Green to Great Non-Profits Program