How To Get Free Plants
Once upon a time in NYC, I saw a giant healthy corn plant being tossed into a dumpster along with old office furniture. I brought it home, then built a small website just for people in NYC to donate unwanted plants, and the plant and website both thrived happily ever after. The community response was so wonderfully encouraging that in January 2019 we launched our new and improved PlantSwap.org website, now available anywhere in the USA or Canada!
How it works: anyone can register and create a “Wanted” or “Available” listing – it’s free and only takes a few moments. To check for free plants available in your area, go to the “All Listings” section – they’re easy to view and search on a map.
If you don’t see anything yet, please keep in mind that this website is only a few months old, and new people are joining every day. Create a “Wanted” listing, and see what happens! Hint: for “Wanted” listings, it helps if you provide a picture of the space where the plants would go, as well as describing why you want them and whether you have anything you could swap in return.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you decide to join us!