Spring Plant Exchange

Join us on Saturday, March 23rd, from 12-4pm at 4500 Lincoln Ave. in Oakland for a full day of fun. We have a wonderful line-up of food, gardening demonstrations, and exhibitors for you to enjoy.

Demos (at 11am before the exchange opens)

How to Attract Good Bugs to Your Garden taught by Our Water Our World
Growing and Using Natural Dyes taught by Kassenhoff Growers
Fungi in Logs: Farm Mushrooms, Build Soil, and Reduce Fire Danger by A-Horizon

Food and Refreshments

SavourieStreetsSavourie Streets Food Truck
Savourie Streets provides classic modern American comfort food. The menu changes seasonally, but mac-n-cheese is always on board!

 
 

FairyElla IcePopsFairy Ella Ice Pops
Fairyella Ice Pops are tasty, vegan, frozen treats carefully crafted by hand from fresh fruits and vegetables they puree or squeeze.

Exhibitors

BeesLogoA-Horizon Ventures
A-Horizon Ventures promotes fungi as a low-cost, low-input technology for carbon sequestration, soil development, and remediation of damaged land. They are dedicated to increasing carbon-sequestration activity with a variety of offerings: Fungal Spawn, Demo Log, Substrate Materials Sale, Consultation and On-Site Inoculation, Partnership Matching, and more.

 
BeesLogoAlameda County Master Gardeners
The Alameda County Master Gardener Program works to serve the diverse communities within Alameda County. They volunteer their time to help people learn about gardening. As trained agents of the University of California, through the UC Cooperative Extension, their purpose is to extend research based knowledge and information on home gardening.

 
Deirdre Rocks
Deirdre Rocks offers unique handcrafted gifts and home accessories. Each item is hand decorated and made with love. Deirdre Rocks offers a wide variety of colorful and classically decorated candle and candle holders, garden rocks and paperweights, glass coasters, painted glass, and more.

 
BeesLogoEast Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society
The mission of the California Native Plant Society is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants. The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a statewide organization with thirty-five chapters. The East Bay Chapter covers Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

 
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are proudly owned and operated by local affiliates, and proceeds are used to build homes and hope locally and around the world.

 
Homestead Apothecary
Homestead Apothecary offers a wide array of local goods including tinctures, body care, flower essences, teas, gems, and herbalism books. They inspire their customers to build community around the plants by supporting herbalists, farmers, makers, and artists. They always have a trained herbalist on staff that is happy to answer your questions.

 
BeesLogoImperfect Produce
Imperfect Produce is working to eliminate food waste and build a better food system for everyone. They believe that food is food, no matter what it looks like. They believe that everyone deserves access to healthy food, regardless of income. And they believe that by changing the way we eat and think about food, we can make the world a little better.

 
BeesLogoKassenhoff Growers
Peggy Kass & Helen Krayenhoff have owned and managed Kassenhoff Growers Plant Nursery since 1995. They are committed to growing high quality certified organic plants that will thrive when planted in your garden. They sell plants for making natural dyes and have even published a helpful manual to guide you through the process at home.

 
BeesLogoOur Water Our World
The Our Water, Our World’s mission is to raise awareness of the connection between pesticide use and water quality and provide information to consumers at the point-of-purchase about integrated pest management (IPM) and less-toxic alternatives that do not cause water quality problems. They provide 30 fact sheets that offer less-toxic pest management tips.

 
BeesLogoRendered Stone
Rendered Stone enjoys mixing the rustic and natural with the modern and contemporary. They strive to incorporate sustainable materials and practices into their work, and create new designs. They specialize in creative stone artistry, focusing on hardscape materials. They do classic rock walls (dry or wet), flagstone and brick patios, rock gardens, and stone firepits.