We started with an idea and a passion for community. The idea was to help neighbors get to know each other better, support stronger neighborhoods, and keep useable greenery and greenhouse/gardening items out of landfills.
Now in our 11th year, we create strong neighborhood connections by people-to-people redistribution of green materials back into the community. In addition to our premier plant exchange, we also host community workdays, a monthly urban gardening speaker series, and partner with the horticulture industry to take in donations.
Find the perfect gift at our special Valentine’s Day Plant Sale on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 9am – 1:30pm.
We have a large variety of lush indoor plants and beautiful pots. Partial inventory list includes: African Violets, Bromeliads, Christmas Cactus, Fiddle Leaf Figs, Snake Plants, and more. All proceeds go towards keeping the Plant Exchange free and open to the public.See photos and flyer.
Stay after from 2 – 4pm for Gardening 101: Everything You Need to Know as a Beginner Gardener taught by Jeff Bridge of Ploughshares Nursery. You will learn how to: choose soil, watering tricks, avoid common mistakes, and the basics of fertilization. Bring your questions and garden conundrums for Jeff to answer after the demonstration. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you again soon at one of the many exciting events and activities in store for 2018.
The Sustainable Urban Gardening Speaker Series returns! Join us on Saturday, Feb. 10th from 2-4pm for Gardening 101: Everything You Need to Know as a Beginner Gardener. Jeff Bridge of Ploughshares Nursery will share essential knowledge and best practices in this interactive class. See more details and register.
There’s a lot for which we’re thankful. These accomplishments were made possible by your generous hearts and hands. Because of you, we:
Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating our 10-Year Anniversary. And, because of you, we have much to celebrate!
We will be driving into the new year in our very own truck! Because of your generosity we found the perfect truck for our needs with a full-size roll-up door and shelves on one side.
Mark your calendars plant lovers, the Spring Plant Exchange will be Saturday, March 31, 2018.
From 12-4pm hundreds of gardening enthusiasts will converge at 4500 Lincoln Ave. to trade plants of all shapes and sizes, garden equipment and tools, and share best practices and tips and tricks.
We would not be The Plant Exchange without our amazing volunteers! In additional to our team of over 100 dedicated individuals, we also partner with local volunteer service groups. Join us in recognizing and thanking just a few of the service groups who volunteer with us regularly.
BuildOn Bay Area – BuildOn empowers urban youth to transform their neighborhoods and the world through intensive community service. Through volunteer service, they help elevate expectations of students and communities in challenging urban areas.
You’re invited to a special 1-day fundraiser estate sale on Sat., Dec. 2 from 9:30am – 3pm at 4500 Lincoln Ave. See photos and flyer. Please bring your friends!
Kitchen – china, dish sets, cookware, bowls and platters by Eva Zeisel, Peggy Karr, and Fitz & Lloyd, vases, champagne and wine glasses, tea pots, baskets, porcelain collectible figurines, breadmaker, New in box: Wolfgang Puck Pie & Pastry Maker and W. Puck Rice Cooker, wide selection of cookbooks
You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Well, there’s a new day in the holiday season called Giving Tuesday.
We are only $2,000 shy of purchasing our own moving truck which will let us pick up more plant donations, anywhere, anytime. Won’t you help us meet our goal?
The Plant Exchange Staff
The Plant Exchange Staff