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.



It’s still the Season of Giving, why not Give Green! Our next Adopt-a-Plant fundraising sale is set for

Saturday, February 8

9:30 am – 1:30 pm 

4500 Lincoln Ave. 

Click here for more information and updates about our “Pop Up” events.


The Plant Exchange would be nothing without it’s dedicated group of volunteers and supporters. We could use some extra hands at our next Adopt-a-Plant Fundraisers. We have 2 shifts available for our events:

  • 8am-11am – Set up event space, prune plants, assist shoppers as they arrive, run cashier table, and more
  • 11am-2pm – Assist shoppers, run cashier table, break down and clean up event space, and more

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on

Giving Green to Great Non-Profits – Click here for more information


    • Save the Date – Exchange 2020 March 28th
    • Wall Street Journal feature! The Plant Exchange was featured in an article about Plant Swaps. Read more here.
    • Check out your YouTube playlist! Click here to see footage of the events and hear from our volunteers.
    • How it all works! Check out this amazing video on how The Plant Exchange works by professional videographers Maya Curry and BJ from Green Pea Media Studios.

  • 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