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 remains the go-to activity for many of us in the last few weeks. 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, 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 social media. 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 Need Donations!

If you have extra to share, we need 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. Please see below our donation drop off schedule.

Our next Donation Drop off
Friday, June 12th
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
4500 Lincoln Ave.

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 – 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