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.



“Lost our Lease” Sale – 20% Off Everything at our next Green Elephant Estate Sale – on Saturday, August 24th from 9am-4pm, and Sunday, August 25th from 10am-2pm. Click here for more info!

S A V E  T H E  D A T E – Fundraiser Plant Sale will be on Saturday, September 14th from 9:30am-1:30pmEverything sold at 50-60% off retail prices. Click here for more info.


    • 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