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,

We may not be able to have large group events for a while but we are still here and raring to go. 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.

Our appointment system for buying plants has worked out very well. We will be having our next plant sale on Saturday, April 10th! We do not take emails for appointments. The SignUp link for our plant sales is always posted to our website, listed on all social media platforms, and sent out in our newsletter the Wednesday prior to the sale. Click here to sign up for THIS Saturday’s sale! If you would like to see photos of our inventory click here.

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.



Click here to learn more!


We Need Donations!

Nextdoor is making donations easy – If you are someone who likes to sell your unwanted things on Nextdoor please read on about Nextdoor’s new Sell for Good feature. Nextdoor has now made it so that when selling anything in the For Sale & Free section you can add the option to donate to our organization by clicking the “Donate your sale proceeds” button. Once you’re there you can find us by going to the Environment section & click 

If you have extra to share, we need donations of pots, plants of all types, yard art, tools and supplies. Please see our donation page to set up a time to drop off donations.

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, May 8th
9:15 am – 1:00 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