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 full day of activities on Saturday, July 14th –
9:30am – 1:30pm Fundraiser Plant Sale, Free Admission, click here for more info
2pm – 4pm Speaker Series Workshops
- Intro To Gardening (Novice/Beginner) with Susan Fritz, Master Gardener
- Advanced Soil Amendments (Intermediate/Advanced) with Jesse Porter, Owner and Soil Enthusiast of Oakland Garden Supply
- Tickets for Speaker Series only – $10 in advance (click here) or $12 at the door
Questions? Give us a call at (510) 866-8482 or email us at email@example.com.
Interested in volunteering? Reach out to Jeff, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: PFG Visions
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 is clean and in working condition can be brought to the exchange. Chef Doug Eng from ITK will also be hosting two cooking demos!
W H E N: Saturday, June 23rd
10am: Cooking Demo, Zucchini Cupcakes with Chocolate Avocado Frosting
10:30am: Cooking Demo, Veggie Fritters with Siracha Aioli
11am-1pm: Kitchen Exchange
W H E R E: ITK Culinary, 1410 62nd Street, Emeryville
P A R K I N G: Street parking and two public garages (62nd/Horton and 65th/Hollis).
T I C K E T S: $8 per person (includes exchange admission two cooking demos, and a canvas tote bag). Tickets available here or at the door.
Your attendance and support helps The Plant Exchange carry out it’s mission of building community and promoting sustainability and resource sharing, and also supports ITK’s education and community programs. Learn more and get involved by emailing email@example.com.
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 50-60% off their retail price. See photos and flyer.
Do you need tips and info on how to prune your trees and plants? Stay for The Art of Pruning on Saturday, June 9th from 2 – 4pm. Tony Wolcott, Professor of Arboriculture of the Horticulture division of the Biology Department at Diablo Valley College, will cover how trees grow, why pruning keeps trees healthier, how trees react to pruning, seasonal pruning, as well as examples of properly pruned trees.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
Find the perfect gift at our big Pre-Mother’s Day Estate Sale on Saturday, May 12th from 9:30am – 3:30pm. We have a wonderful variety of showroom quality house and garden items from five different estates at 50-60% off their retail price. See photos and flyer.
If you love growing good food, community building, and renewable energy, stay for Introduction to Urban Permaculture on Saturday, May 12th from 2 – 4pm. David Cody of the Institute for Urban Permaculture will share how you can use permaculture design to tie all of these goals together. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Bring your mom and get $2 off her ticket!
The Plant Exchange is growing! We are expanding our storage space with the construction of new a Plant Hospital to nurture and rehabilitate unloved plants.
The storage shelves will be built out of lumber. Can you help? We can use the following flooring sizes: treated 2x4s and untreated 2x6s, 2x8s, or 2x10s. For support posts we need treated 4x4s and 4x6s. And finally we need 20 cement piers. We have a truck and can pick up the materials.
We are happy to provide you with a donation letter for tax purposes. We would need the materials by May 3rd.
Thank you so much. Time to clear out that garage!
Great news. After 11 years we have learned that there is a better way to serve the gardening public. Here’s how:
- More plants, more often. We are now expanding our services to include high quality plants at 40% – 60% off retail price…10 times a year.
- More speaker experts with how-to information. Urban Gardener Speaker series offers hands-on workshops, 8 times a year. Plus we will be able to expand our free demonstration are at the annual exchange.
Come join us…..
Feb-Sept. monthly speaker program every 2nd Saturday
Feb-Nov. plant sale (40-60% off retail) every 2nd Saturday
March: Annual Plant Exchange with expanded demo area
Note: We will no longer be hosting an exchange in October. By keeping our Spring exchange and replacing the October exchange we will be able to focus more resources on showing people how to hold their own neighborhood exchanges each October!
April is a great time to add edibles to your garden! Join us and Jeannie Pham from StopWaste of Alameda County on Saturday, April 14 from 2 – 4pm to learn about Growing Edible Herbs and the Healthy Soil Connection. Participants will also receive a handy edible reader for reference. See more details and register online.
Need to green your garden? Visit our big plant and garden sale on Saturday, April 14 from 9:30am – 1:30pm to find the perfect indoor or outdoor plant, decorative pot, or yard art for your space. See photos and flyer.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the exchange on Saturday! We achieved record breaking attendance. This year we will be offering you more events, more plants, and more opportunities to join us.
Come early: We have two free garden demos starting at 11 a.m. at 4500 Lincoln Ave. in Oakland. The exchange, exhibitors, food truck, Alameda County Master Gardeners booth, and music starts at 12 noon.
Visit our “store” and Silent Auction: Shop for great gifts at a fraction of their retail value at the exchange. Whether you love being in the kitchen, art studio, garden, or pampered, we have unique speciality items for everyone.
Free mulch and compost: Bring containers to fill with rich compost and mulch donated by Stop Waste of Alameda County.
Helpers needed: Have time after the exchange from 3-6pm? We need some extra helping hands! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you Saturday!
We are happy to announce a partnership with Island Print Express in Alameda. With over 20 years experience in the digital printing industry, Island Print is a full service operation offering a variety of services to meet your needs. Whether you are a small business, entrepreneur, artist, or non-profit, their skilled and friendly staff can help you with everything from digital design and scanning to printing with FREE local delivery. Need more? They are your connection to silkscreening, promotional products and can help with mailings.
Sourcing soy-based inks and recycled materials whenever possible Island Print Express is eco-conscious. Donating excess material to local art organizations and schools, they understand the impact of the printing industry and do their best to minimize it.
The shop generously donated all of the sign printing for our 2018 Spring Exchange as well as the printing of our 2018 Speaker Series flyers. And, we could not be happier with the quality of their work and customer service.
Join us in thanking Island Print Express by looking for their special promo fliers at the welcome table where they have special discounts listed for all of our vendors and guests!
Early donations start Saturday, March 17th.
Go here for directions, access hours, and instructions. Don’t forget, no fertilizers or chemicals!
The Plant Exchange is Saturday, March 31st. Come early for two free demonstrations starting at 11 a.m. on container gardening and fruit tree grafting. The exchange opens at noon as always. There will be live music, delicious food, advice from the Alameda County Master Gardeners and a big exhibitor area. Come prepared to bid on the wonderful items in our silent auction!
Interested in volunteering? We could use extra help! Sign up online, email us at email@example.com, or call 510-866-8482.