You organize plant swaps. Please tell us why they are important and what one can expect from an event like that.
I was inspired by Summer Rayne Oakes from @homesteadbrooklyn to host my own plant swap. I wanted to meet in real life people whom I’ve met through the beautiful Instagram plant community.
If you already follow a bunch of plant accounts online, I think it’s important to meet in person to bring our skewed perspective back to reality. The community is first built by real-life interactions!
In the last few swaps, I’ve met so many friendly individuals with a genuine love for plants. And even though I’m usually busy running the event, I’ve heard many great stories from people who not only brought home some excellent plants but gained a ton of knowledge from other participants.
The most important thing about plant swaps is that you are there to share your plants and have fun doing so! So don’t have high expectations of finding those crazy rare plants on your wishlist, but be open to other plants that you might not even have heard of!