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.
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.
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!
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!
Thanks to an amazing crew of volunteers from Kaiser Permanente and a few of our skilled helpers, we have a new outdoor storage shed. The shed expands our storage space and ability to accept donations, especially indoor plants, year round.
We are always looking to expand our network of corporate partners, plant donors, and skilled volunteers. Want to learn more? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 866-8482 for more information.
Visit our Spring Plant Sale on Sat., March 10, from 9:30am – 1:30pm to discover new additions for your home and garden. We have plants, indoor trees, pots, succulents, yard art, and more. See photos and flyer.