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,

Our monthly plant sale, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 11th, is cancelled. We are concerned that we might not be able to maintain a 6-foot distance between attendees at all times. Therefore, we would rather be on the safe side and postpone the event.

In light of this we do have good news; We are still running the Giving Green to Great Non-Profits program. We will closely monitor developments and make modifications if necessary.

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