The Plant Exchange is a community organization that encourages resource sharing, reuse and recycling.  Our annual free Plant Exchange event brings over 1000 community members together, and throughout the year, we host several events that support Oakland’s designation as one of the greenest cities in the country.


Dear Plant Lovers,

Gardening has been the go-to activity for many of us in the last few weeks.

As you know, we cancelled our large group events for safety and to help contain the spread of the virus. The good news is that we have set up a way for you to come and shop for plants, pots, compost worms and other goodies for the garden while maintaining social distancing.

Just write us: [email protected]  and we will give you an appointment to come and shop. For this Saturday, April 11th, provide two times that you would be able to come to 4500 Lincoln Avenue and we will meet you there. Please no drop-ins. Remember we take cash, Venmo or credit cards.

Can’t do this Saturday? Just write us and we will work something out for another day!

We truly appreciate your continued support and understanding during this time. Hopefully you and your family are well and practicing social distancing. The better we all are at doing this the sooner we can get back to having fun community events.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Warmest Regards,

The Plant Exchange


Our next Adopt-a-Plant fundraising sale
Saturday, May 9th
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
4500 Lincoln Ave.


The Plant Exchange would be nothing without its dedicated group of volunteers and supporters. We could use some extra hands at our next Adopt-a-Plant Fundraisers and at the Annual Exchange.

Click here to see footage of the events and hear from our volunteers.

Stay involved between events – volunteer!

    • Pick up plant donations
    • Unload and organize donations
    • Volunteer at our warehouse
    • Photograph donations
    • Write press releases
    • Staff our Adopt-a-Plant fundraising sales
    • Help at our Giving Green to Great Non-Profits Program