Fundraising Plant Sale on Sat. Nov. 18th!

Slide1Join us for a BIG Plant Sale on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9:30 – 2pm. Inventory includes beautiful orchids, canna lilies, snake plants, agave (big and small), and succulents. We also have a wide variety of lush indoor ferns such as Medusa, Boston, Lemmon Button, Kimberly Queen, and Bird’s Nest.

Put the finishing touches on your garden with our large assortment of decorative planters, 55 gallon rain barrels, round log wood edging, and mulch bagged and ready to go. See photos and flyer!​

Spend $10 or more and receive a FREE 4″ potted fern with every purchase! (while supplies last)

Did you know you can be a monthly sustaining donor? To subscribe online, simply visit our website and click the “Donate” button on the far right side.

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What’s in a Truck?

Thermometer11817Thank you to everyone who donated, shared, and followed our “Truck, Yeah” campaign. The 30-day Indiegogo campaign is now closed and look how far we have come! With your generous support, we have raised $10,250 of our $12,000 goal! If you were interested in contributing, it’s not too late. You can still donate or sign up as a monthly donor.

We want to extend a special thank you and acknowledgment to the following people for their incredible help with this campaign. Without their dedicated time, effort, and skill our fundraising efforts would not have been possible.

Join me in recognizing this exceptional talent. Truck, Yeah!

The Plant Exchange Board of Directors
Chandra Alexandre
Sandra Denhart
Rae Holzman
Madeline Miller
Ricky Robinson
Jo-Ann Byrne Sockolov
Marjorie Schwarzer

Creative Professionals
Chris Yokel – Main Videographer
BJ Adkins, Green Pea Media – Video Editor
Ram B. – Video Editor
Veronica Thorson – Graphic Designer
Kelly Felkins, Just My Neighbors – Crowdfunding Consultant
CB Smith, Community Bridge Video – Crowdfunding Consultant
College Internship Program (CIP) Berkeley – Assembling Promotional Materials

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Truck, Yeah…We are Almost There!

We have made incredible progress toward reaching our goal of purchasing a moving truck that will let us to pick up more plants more often.

We made 85% ($10,200) of our goal through crowdfunding but we still need those last few donations! Your support will take us over the threshold to our $12,000 goal. Won’t you join us today?

To help get you inspired, we have some amazing perks available to our supporters. Join us, give today, green the planet, and support your community. Every little bit helps.

Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,
Odette

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Only 3 more days left… Truck, Yeah!

Screen Shot 2017-10-26 at 9.43.48 AMI’m writing to update you on our progress for, “Truck, Yeah!” and invite you to help The Plant Exchange make it over the final hump to our goal. We need an extra push – please help us by making a tax-deductible gift today! We have already received $9002 in online and cash donations. Right now, we need the final $3000 to make the truck purchase a reality. I’d love your support. Can you help?

A gift today will ensure that The Plant Exchange can make more green for everyone. Use this link to donate $20 or more and support our efforts to help beautify our community.

Whatever you donate, know that you’ve already done a lot. Thank you for your help with making The Plant Exchange even more vibrant for a greener Bay Area.

Warmly,

Odette

P.S. When you give, you also unlock special gifts. Check out Truck, Yeah! to see right now..and be part of the action!

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New This Fall: A Silent Auction

Those of you who regularly attend our exchange events are familiar with our raffle table with a selection of beautiful products and services by local green and sustainable businesses. All proceeds go towards keeping The Plant Exchange free and open to the public. This year, we are upping our game!

This fall we have a silent auction featuring a dazzling array of high-end gift packages and items. Everything from wine tasting to consultations with a gardening expert. There is a fine selection to pick from and something for everyone. Make sure to check out the selection below and come prepared to bid, bid, bid!

Group 1 – Closes at 2:00pm

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Group 2 – Closes at 3:30pm

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These Rewards are Sure to ‘Perk’ You Up!

Did you know we recently received a matching $12,000 grant to buy a 14-ft. moving truck? This gets us halfway to our goal!

We are running an incredible crowdfunding campaign to raise the remaining $12,000 to purchase a moving truck. Your donation right now will fuel The Plant Exchange by letting us deliver more plants, more often, to our community.

Need more incentive to donate? We have an amazing list of perks available for donors at every price level. The perks list is constantly being updated so check our crowdfunding page often to see what new rewards are available.

Thank you to the amazing organizations and companies for their generous donations. Please support them!

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Trucking Beautiful

The Plant Exchange is growing and we are passionate about plants. At a time when the ravages of climate change are rampant, I think a bit of love for our carbon-dioxide eating friends is needed, don’t you?

Today, The Plant Exchange is launching an incredible campaign to reach its $24,000 goal to purchase a moving truck. Thanks to a generous matching grant, we’re already half-way there! Your donation right now will fuel The Plant Exchange by letting us bring more plants, more often, to our community.

Help us ensure that garden supplies and materials stay out of landfills and are re-homed in our neighborhood.

Let’s Green Up!

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Thank You CityLeaf!

Our mission is to encourage green practices and support Oakland’s designation as one of the greenest cities in the country. Throughout the year we support other non-profits and community groups by re-distributing excess plants and trees to help beautify and enrich our neighborhoods.

We recently provided Corvallis Elementary School in San Leandro with a beautiful assortment of plants generously donated by CityLeaf, an indoor plantscaping company. Just look at those before and after photos! Thank you CityLeaf for helping Corvallis Elementary School brighten and beautify their hallway.

Below is a partial list of the places we have donated to.

Ability Now Bay Area (Oakland) Free Oakland Up (Oakland)
AIDS Project of the East Bay (Oakland) Hoover Elementary School (West Oakland)
American Indian Child Resource Center (Oakland) Jewish Family Community Services (Walnut Creek and Berkeley)
American Indian Model Charter School (Oakland) Melrose Leadership Academy (Oakland)
Bret Hart Middle School (Oakland) Merritt College Horticulture and Landscape Department
Building Skills Partnership (Oakland) Oakland Adult Career & Education (Oakland)
Building Opportunities For Self Sufficiency (Berkeley) Oakland Public Library (Oakland)
Center for Independent Living (Oakland) Oakland Public School District (Oakland)
Corvallis Elementary School (San Leandro) Public Library of Science (San Francisco)
Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill) Street Level Health Clinic (Oakland)
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2017 Speaker Series Ends Saturday

Our final Urban Gardening Speaker Series event for the year is this Sat. from 2-4pm. Get ready for the cool season by learning the Secrets of Fall and Winter Gardening with Tom Branca, past chair of the Landscape Horticulture Dept. at Merritt College. ​

Tom will share best practices from his 25+ years of gardening experience during this interactive and hands-on class. Bring your questions for the personalized 30 minute Q&A period after the presentation. Tickets are $10 in advance online or $12 at the door.

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We’re in the News!

SFChronicleAug272017_1Our Fall Exchange was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle!

We are on page L12 of the Sunday, August 27th issue. Click here to see the article.

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