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Welcome Our New Executive Director – Caroline McCormick

Click here to read the full special message and press release from The Plant Exchange founder Odette Pollar. Caroline was introduced to The Plant Exchange several years ago by a long time volunteer and has attended many of our events. … Continue reading

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Leadership Public Schools Hayward Gives Back

On March 15th a group of sophomores from Leadership Public Schools Hayward is continuing the school’s annual tradition of volunteering, which is known as the Advisory Day of Service. The Advisory Day of Service is a day where LPS goes … Continue reading

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#GivingTuesday and The Plant Exchange

The Plant Exchange is thrilled to be a part of #GivingTuesday again this year. We have a special event planned on Tuesday, November 27th: a “PAINT A POT” party! Volunteers will paint clay pots that will be donated to underserved … Continue reading

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The Season for Giving…

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank September was a whirlwind month for The Plant Exchange. We hosted our First Annual Fall Fundraiser and hosted several fundraiser sales (both plant and estate). AND we received one … Continue reading

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First Annual Fall Fundraiser

Our First Annual Fall Fundraiser on September 22nd was a huge success. The Bernard Maybeck home itself was an architectural masterpiece drawing inspiration from nature and the 400 year old Oak Trees surrounding the home. Guests were treated to a … Continue reading

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Bernard Maybeck + Art + Gardens = The Plant Exchange’s Fall Fundraiser on 9/22

We are thrilled to showcase so many Oakland treasures this weekend at our Fall Fundraiser – Bernard Maybeck’s Guy Hyde Chick House, the home’s botanical garden and 400 year old oak trees, and the homeowner’s eclectic art collection. Here is a … Continue reading

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The Final Days of Summer and Upcoming Events

We have lots of fun planned for Saturday, August 14th: 9:30am – 1:30pm Fundraiser Plant Sale House Plants, Outdoor Plants, Gardening Supplies and Tools, Decor, and more at 50-60% off retail prices Free Admission Click here for more info 2pm – 4pm Speaker … Continue reading

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Plants For Sale, Gardening Tips, How to Make Compost Tea, and More – July 14, 2018

Need new plants, trees, succulents or gardening tools? Are you an novice gardener looking for Bay Area specific gardening tips? Or ever wanted to learn how to make compost teas to beautify your plants? Join The Plant Exchange for another … Continue reading

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Kitchen Exchange Community Event

The Plant Exchange and ITK Culinary have teamed up to host a Kitchen Exchange community event. Bring kitchen items you don’t need, and swap for something you really want! Pots, pans, cutlery, glassware, appliances, bakeware – anything kitchen related that … Continue reading

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Fundraiser Plant Sale and Urban Gardening Workshop on Saturday, June 9!

Need to spruce up your garden or re-decorate your home?  Join us for our Summer Fundraiser Plant Sale this Saturday, June 9th from 9:30am – 1:30pm at 4500 Lincoln Avenue. We have a wonderful variety of plants, trees, and garden supplies at … Continue reading

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