On March 15th a group of sophomores from Leadership Public Schools Hayward is continuing the school’s annual tradition of volunteering, which is known as the Advisory Day of Service.
The Advisory Day of Service is a day where LPS goes out into the community to volunteer and give back: it is part of LPS’ mission to build respect, responsibility and commitment:
The Plant Exchange is thrilled to be a part of #GivingTuesday again this year.
We have a special event planned on Tuesday, November 27th: a “PAINT A POT” party! Volunteers will paint clay pots that will be donated to underserved youth and assisted living organizations who are attending Plant Exchange hosted Gardening Classes.
Sign up via Eventbrite by Friday, 11/23 as space is limited. If you would like to donate funds or supplies specifically for this event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank
September was a whirlwind month for The Plant Exchange. We hosted our First Annual Fall Fundraiser and hosted several fundraiser sales (both plant and estate). AND we received one of our biggest donations yet – Hundreds of indoor and outdoors ferns as well as bags and bags of colored mulch.
Our First Annual Fall Fundraiser on September 22nd was a huge success. The Bernard Maybeck home itself was an architectural masterpiece drawing inspiration from nature and the 400 year old Oak Trees surrounding the home.
Guests were treated to a curated tour of the home by Mitchell Schwarzer, Professor at California College of the Arts, San Francisco and Oakland. Guests also had the opportunity to tour the botanical gardens and the home’s eclectic art collection. A classical pianist serenaded guests as they watched the sunset through floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Oakland skyline.
We are thrilled to showcase so many Oakland treasures this weekend at our Fall Fundraiser – Bernard Maybeck’s Guy Hyde Chick House, the home’s botanical garden and 400 year old oak trees, and the homeowner’s eclectic art collection.
Here is a sneak peek of one of the curated tours guests will receive at the event!
Need new plants, trees, succulents or gardening tools? Are you an novice gardener looking for Bay Area specific gardening tips? Or ever wanted to learn how to make compost teas to beautify your plants?
Join The Plant Exchange for another full day of activities on Saturday, July 14th –
9:30am – 1:30pm Fundraiser Plant Sale, Free Admission, click here for more info
2pm – 4pm Speaker Series Workshops
The Plant Exchange and ITK Culinary have teamed up to host a Kitchen Exchange community event. Bring kitchen items you don’t need, and swap for something you really want! Pots, pans, cutlery, glassware, appliances, bakeware – anything kitchen related that is clean and in working condition can be brought to the exchange. Chef Doug Eng from ITK will also be hosting two cooking demos!
Need to spruce up your garden or re-decorate your home? Join us for our Summer Fundraiser Plant Sale this Saturday, June 9th from 9:30am – 1:30pm at 4500 Lincoln Avenue. We have a wonderful variety of plants, trees, and garden supplies at 50-60% off their retail price. See photos and flyer.
The Plant Exchange Staff
The Plant Exchange Staff