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.


Upcoming Events

Join us for a Summer Fundraising Plant Sale on Saturday, July 14th from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Plants, Trees, Gardening Supplies, and more available at 50-60% off retail pricing. See photos and flyer here.

Stay after for two exciting Urban Gardening Workshops from 2:00pm – 4:00pm on Saturday, July 14th. Susan Fritz, Master Gardener, will teach an Intro to Gardening Workshop while Jesse Porter, Owner of Oakland Garden Supply, will teach an Advanced Workshop on Soil Amendments! Tickets are $10 in advance (here) or $12 at the door.

Exciting Updates

    • 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