What Others are Saying About Us

September 2020 Oaklandside (Bottom of the article), Oakland Plant Nurseries are Booming During the Pandemic

March 2020 Piedmont Living (Page 15), The Plant Exchange – Changing the World One Plant at a Time

January 2020 Piedmont Living, She Planted a Seed and Watched it Grow

13 March 2019 Edible East Bay, Gardener’s Give and Take

19 March 2019 Local News Matters, Spring Plant Exchange In Oakland Is More Than Just A Plant Swap

14 February 2019 The San Francisco Chronicle, Rainbow Sign was herald of black culture

November 2017 – North Oakland Senior Center Newsletter, Healthy Living: It Took a Village

7 June 2018 The Wall Street Journal, Plant Swaps: The Cheap Way to Score Rare Houseplants

27 March 2018 – Edible East Bay, Give a Plant, Take a Plant

18 October 2017 – Castro Valley Forum, Free Plant Exchange Celebrates Tenth Anniversary on Saturday

18 October 2017 – Hoodline, 10th Annual Plant Exchange Brings Gardening Community into Full Bloom

10 October 2017 – Edible East Bay, Recharge Your Garden at The Plant Exchange

10 October 2017 – Garden Collage, The Oakland Plant Exchange

October 2017 – Cole Hardware Hotline, The Plant Exchange

August 2017 – KGO810 Radio, The Fall Plant Exchange

August 2017 – 560KSFO Radio, The Fall Plant Exchange

27 August 2017 – San Fransisco Chronicle Home and Garden Section, Plant Exchange Anniversary

22 March 2017 – Castro Valley Forum, Thousands Expected for Free Plant Exchange

20 March 2017 – Garden Collage, Events We Love: The Plant Exchange

11 October 2016 – Oakland North, Plant Exchange makes recycling plants a reality

1 October 2015 – Sunset.com Westphoria blog, Free plants for all

30 October 2014 – Oakland North, Community plant exchange gives new life to old plants on OaklandNorth.net along with the following video:

3/23/2014 – The San Francisco Chronicle, Golden Gate Gardening on SFGate.com

3/22/2014 – Odette Pollar talks about The Plant Exchange on KTVU-TV‘s, Bay Area People:

3/15/2014 – Inside Bay Area, “Volunteers needed for Neighborhood Plant Exchange

3/11/2014 – For immediate release: The Plant Exchange is moving! New home – the front lawn of the First Presbyterian Church – 27TH and Broadway in Oakland.  Press release.

 3/28/2013 – On March 28, 2013, the Piedmont Patch posted a write-up about us and included a link to a column one of their contributors wrote last year, Annual Lakeshore Plant Exchange is Saturday: What a great way to spend some of your afternoon — finding intriguing specimens, learning about unfamiliar plants and meeting new neighbors… the notion of a neighborhood plant exchange is just so deliciously sustainable I get green goosebumps all over. And the good feeling lasts forever. — Anne Weinberger, Piedmont Patch

3/29/2013Lakeshore Neighborhood Plant Exchange Returns Saturday, Volunteers Still Welcome.

10/9/2011 – Free Oakland plant exchange a blooming sensation

October 2010 – Dig It!, An interview with Odette Pollar.

5/20/2009 – Odette Pollar is interviewed in: Economy spawns a new type of swap meet