‘I started this Facebook group out of my love for plants in 2013. On the page, we share daily tips to maintain or revive your (house) plant, we offer cuttings you can pick up and plants for exchange or ‘babysitting’. I got the idea when I saw that there was a national Facebook group. I immediately thought: this only works if it’s local because no one from Rotterdam will go to Amersfoort or Groningen for a cutting.’
And now, in times of Corona, there’s a big demand?
‘The page is doing really well, especially now. We have 6000 members; all Rotterdam plant lovers. These people now have time, they’re at home and they want to work outside, get their hands dirty. It’s spring. The garden centres are extremely busy. I feel the urge too. Normally I organise events for Blue City, but that work has stopped. So, it’s time to get started with plants.’