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Episode 59: Live Taping: How to Cultivate Healthy Plant Community: Online and IRL with Danae from Folia Collective and Christine from Work Hard Plant Hard


I am so excited to share the magic of our first live taping at Folia Collective in Los Angeles with my special guests Danae from Folia Collective and Christine from Work Hard Plant Hard. You will remember them from Episode 24 on How to Start a Plant Shop where Danae took us behind the scenes of how she grew Folia Collective into the Planty mecca it is now and Episode 17 on The Studies Behind Why Plants Make People Happy and Healthy where Christine, who is a practicing physician, walks us through the scientific studies that prove that plants improve the quality of our lives. These two women are such special friends to me, and such pillars in this planty community and I’m so thrilled to be sharing this special conversation with you. We dive into all things plant community: how to first become a part of it, how to grow within it and also how to behave as part of it. I was surprised at how inspiring and helpful the etiquette section of the conversation was, and hope you have some great take aways from it. Special thanks to Ahus Akvavit, Rt1home, Modern Sprout, Bloem Living and Hemleva for partnering with us to make it happen! You’ll hear more about them at the end of the episode.

In this episode we learn:

  • How Christine and Danae got started in the Plant Community
  • Advice for how to get started in the online Plant Community
  • How to start your own plant swap
  • How to approach a plant shop to work on an event together
  • Some etiquette guidelines for social media in the Plant Community
  • How to keep you relationships with plants happy and healthy


Thank you Danae and Christine for such a wonderful conversation. I hope you all feel inspired to continue to contribute to this wonderful community of plant friends we are a part of. If your looking for a way to engage with the community and haven’t already joined the Bloom and Grow Garden Club, that’s a great place to start!

Thank you to Mountain Crest Gardens for sponsoring this episode. If you are looking for high quality succulents shipped to your door, check out to get your discount code for 15% your first purchase. The variety of succulents they have is unbelievable and their shipping packing is incredible! Go give them a look at for 15% off.

Mentioned in the episode:

The Small and Savage Wild Shelves

@delaplants hashtag: Your City + indoor jungle like #tucsonindoorjungle


Michelle Breau- Holistic Nutritionist @iammichellebreau

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