Special Summer Sale!

Aug 12 Sale FlyerWe are having a BIG Plant and Cookbook Sale on Saturday, Aug. 12th, from 9:30 – 1:30 pm. Inventory includes a large variety of outdoor plants, yard art, decorative pots and planters, and from a private collector, new gourmet and speciality cookbooks. Check out the vintage cookbooks from the ’30s to the 1960’s. See photos and flyer!​

Stay for our next speaker event, Container Gardening for All Occasions, at 2pm. Learn everything you need to start your ornamental and edible container garden. Tickets are $10 online or $12 at the door.”

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Gardening for Small Spaces

Aug-12-Speaker copyLiving in a city means limited gardening space, but that doesn’t mean you can’t garden. Join us on Saturday, August 12th from 2 – 4pm for Container Gardening for All Occasions. You will learn everything from proper soil selection to decorative floral arrangements to growing healthy vegetables. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Come early for a special plant (and cookbook) sale from 9:30am – 1:30pm. New gourmet cookbooks & some vintage from the 1930’s to the 60’s. See photos & flyer.

Mark your calendar. Our last speaker event for the year will be Fall and Winter Gardening on Saturday, September 9th. 

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The Plant Exchange Blooms in July!

Join us for a BIG Plant Sale on Saturday, July 15th, from 9:30am – 1pm with 5 – 6 ft. tall lush indoor plants, decorative pots, and more. See photos and flyer!

Visit Cole Hardware in July and help us raise money through their Coins for the Community program! Simply drop your spare change in any collection jar or choose the “Donate” option when checking out at the register.


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Pest Management: The Natural Way Plus A 50% Off Offer

Purchase a ticket to our next gardening event on Saturday, July 8th, from 2 – 4pm to learn about Natural Pest Management and receive half off your next ticket purchase. Learn ways to prevent and rid your garden of pests without using harsh chemicals that can cause harm to you, your family, your pets, and other wildlife.

You can choose from Container Gardening on August 12th or Fall and Winter Gardening on September 9th.

To purchase your July ticket, visit our speaker series page or call Monica at 510-866-8482.

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Amazing Things are Growing – Join us!

The Plant Exchange team is working hard this summer to ensure that everyone’s garden thrives. Bringing you amazing plants donated by commercial suppliers, landscapers, and sourced from people just like you, we’re excited to be able to create community events filled with lots of greenery, food, and fun. Won’t you be a part of the magic?

Right now, we need your help. Your tax-deductible gift of any amount will help us focus on what matters most–connecting people, plants, and community!

$25 – Count me in!
Your gift will go toward the purchase of the basics: plastic folding tables and rolling carts for example, that we use at all our Plant Exchanges.

$75 – I’m ready to go green!
This helps cover plant donation pick-ups and deliveries around the Bay Area.

$150 – Yes, I’ll up the ante!
Your donation will fund supplies and equipment for growing, tending, and propagating plants – supporting the work we do daily.

$250 – My garden welcomes everyone! 
Purchasing a greenhouse will provide hundreds more plants in support of our efforts to build neighborhoods as they become more healthy vibrant and sustainable.​

Surprise us – Give whatever amount you are comfortable with!

Click here to donate today!

Thank you for your generous support – there is no Plant Exchange without you!
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Save the Date: Saturday, October 21st!

10-year-anniversary-stickerHappy Birthday…to us! Celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary at their next semi-annual Plant Exchange on Saturday, October 21st from noon to 4 p.m. at 4500 Lincoln Avenue in Oakland.

The FREE event features gardening demos, live music, wonderful specialty food trucks, enticing raffle items, advice from the Alameda County Master Gardeners, a pop-up store with unique garden items, and more!

The all-volunteer run Plant Exchange celebrates abundance, generosity and community spirit. Come early and bring your friends. Event flyer and additional details coming soon!


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Second Saturday Summer Fun

June-10-SpeakerIt’s time for our next Sustainable Urban Gardening event! Join us on Saturday, June 10th, from 2 – 4 pm for Go From Lawn to Garden with Sheet Mulch. You’ll learn how to layer cardboard, compost and mulch on top of the lawn and plant right into it. Sheet mulching materials break down naturally and feed your soil to provide a healthy foundation for stronger plants.​ For tickets go here.

Come early for our Benefit Plant Sale! Our large selection donated by nurseries and landscapers includes bromeliads, epiphyllums, succulents, organic vegetable seeds, marble plants stands and more. See photos and flyer! Sale hours are:

Saturday, June 10th, from 9:30am  – 2pm
Sunday, June 11th, from 10am – 12pm

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Giving Back to Our Community

The Plant Exchange is committed to promoting sustainable gardening practices through reuse and recycling. One of the ways we achieve this is by partnering with local businesses, nurseries, landscapers, and commercial growers to pick up their excess garden materials and re-distribute them to the communities where we live, work, and play.

Thanks to our Sponsors and Donors, we have been able to keep excess plants and trees out of landfills and give them new life within our neighborhood.  Below is a partial list of Plant Exchange donation recipients.

Ability Now Bay Area (Oakland) Free Oakland Up (Oakland)
AIDS Project of the East Bay (Oakland) Jewish Family Community Services (Walnut Creek and Berkeley)
American Indian Child Resource Center (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) Public Library of Science (San Francisco)
Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill) Street Level Health Clinic (Oakland)

Here are some of the plants in their new homes!

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Celebrate Spring with Us on Sat., May 13!

Visit us at 4500 Lincoln Ave. this Saturday, May 13th, for a fun day of outdoor activities!

Start with our Spring Plant Sale from 9:00am to 1pm. We have a large and varied selection to choose from including:

  • California Natives in 1-gallon pots
  • Tall (5-6 ft.) Indoor Plants
  • Succulents
  • Decorative Pots and more!

Then from 2-4pm attend The How and Why of Tree Pruning as part of our monthly Urban Gardening Speaker Series.

For tickets and info, visit us online or call 510-866-8482.

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Do Your Mother’s Day Shopping Early – Estate Sale This Sunday!

MothersDaySaleMay7Join us this Sunday from 9:30am to 3pm at 4500 Lincoln Ave. for a special 1-day Pre-Mother’s Day Fundraiser Sale.

Surprise your mom with beautiful home and garden furnishings at 50-60% off retail price. Many are new and showroom quality. See photos and flyer.

  • Household Items and Collectible Art Glass
  • Vintage Treasures
  • Furniture and Equipment
  • Garden Accessories and Furnishings
  • Beautiful indoor plants – all sizes
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