I’m struggling incredibly with the #climatecrisis ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
injustices and disrespect of the planet, plants and animals have always destroyed my mental health much quicker than human injustice and i still don’t really know why.
it’s probably over 75% of why i started my business. i felt like i couldn’t survive another breakdown over assault and battery in an abattoir, or someone starting bushfires, or the australian government (cc @danielandrewsmp@email@example.com and of course @sussanleymp ya bunch of bush turkeys) sidestepping to approve more destruction on protected land.
i wanted to use my lifelong passion for plants and nature as a tool to help people fall in love with plants, and hopefully on the greater scale the natural world.
it seems so “on-trend” to have a plant shop now and that hurts my heart. i feel like all that i hoped to achieve by starting my business is now just being watered down by uneducated “experts” and “plantfluencers” and it makes me feel so sick and so helpless.
i don’t own a plant shop because i wanted to make money from something that’s trending.
i own a plant to shop because i wanted to make a difference in the world.
i own a plant shop because i wanted a job that could protect my mental health instead of dismiss me for it.
i own a plant shop because i’m on a mission to make people fall in love with the planet all over again and it was the only way i thought i could do that, and save my life at the same time.
I’m sitting at the dmv trying to keep busy by looking through ig for the 20th time in the last hour. thankfully i’m getting all the feels for that gorgeous #philodendronmicans! i’m going to have to make mine tall like this beaut 🌿