succulentcircleThe 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.



Green Elephant Estate Sale on Saturday, February 16th from 9am-4pm and Sunday, February 17th from 10am-2pm.

Gardening 101 with Lori Caldwell, the Compost Gal, our first Sustainable Urban Gardening Speaker Series on Saturday, March 9th from 2pm-4pm.

S A V E  T H E  D A T E for the 2019 March Plant Exchange Saturday, March 23rd! Sign up for our mailing list and follow up on Social Media for announcements and important information. And click here to download a flyer!


    • Wall Street Journal feature! The Plant Exchange was featured in an article about Plant Swaps. Read more here.
    • How it all works! Check out this amazing video on how The Plant Exchange works by professional videographers Maya Curry and BJ from Green Pea Media Studios.

  • 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