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Plant Exchange NEWS RELEASE
The third annual Lakeshore Neighborhood Plant Exchange is coming!
What? Free Neighborhood Plant Exchange
When? Saturday, October 4
Time? 12 noon to 4pm
Where? 3811 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland 94610 Easy parking
Have plants you must prune or divide? How about trading your excess with others in your neighborhood?
Take home new plants for your yard and have an instant new garden!
All types of plants are welcome, from cuttings up to full size.
Garden accessories and accents welcome: Umbrellas, clippers, books on gardening, pots, stepping stones, tools and supplies-even goldfish.
The spring event was a rousing success and now it's time to do it again! Just in time for fall pruning and planting. Last year, 200 people attended and more than 900 plants, large and small, found new homes.
It was a great way to meet new neighbors and foster community spirit. Grand Lake Ace Garden Center donated plants and Comcast Cable came out to film the event. The volunteers helped make the experience smooth and easy. Participants came from Oakland, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Alameda, and San Francisco.
The three most common comments were:
“I got to take home so much more than I expected.”
“What a large selection and so well organized.”
“What fun, everyone was so friendly!”
Need help digging out plants? Let us know. Want to donate plants before the event? No problem. Interested
in volunteering in the afternoon? We happily accept.
For more information please direct your readers to our web-site at www.plantexchange.wordpress.com.