I read this article on apartmenttherapy.com and thought some people might be interested. The City of Pasadena website also has some info on it. I think it's a great idea. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/gardening/pasadena-plant-bank-099814http://ww2.cityofpasadena.net/publicaffairs/news/plant_bank.asp
"A 25-year tradition, the plant bank is a public repository of plant material that otherwise would be thrown away. Any Pasadena resident can ?deposit? surplus shrubs, trees and flowering plants and, by the same token, ?withdraw? what they need for their own gardens.
The plant bank?s display area has been freshly painted and there is a new sign with directions that are very simple: Bring a plant/Take a plant.
A partnership of the city of Pasadena and Pasadena Beautiful Foundation, the plant bank requires no sign-in process or fees. Plants may be deposited in pots, cans, milk cartons and other containers.
The plant bank is at the southeast end of the parking lot at Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave."