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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Plant power

Vote 1 for plants this election weekend at Desert Sunday Collective’s House Plant Revival.

Almost 12 months since the first iteration of the plant sale was held at The Edwards Bar in Newcastle West, this year’s event will take place at the old Carrington Fruit Factory on Cowper Street this Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March.

House Plant Revival is a celebration of the indoor plant lifestyle, with up to 5,000 plants ranging from fiddle leaf fig favourites to the celebrated Calatheas.

Shoppers can access locally-grown or sourced stock while receiving great advice for the novice to the advanced plant collector.

Desert Sunday Co proprietor Amanda Marsh says the environment is a prominent issue in this Saturday’s state election.

“Our regular customers are making choices towards a more sustainable lifestyle; aiming for zero waste, low plastic and reducing their carbon footprint,” she says.

Although the environmental and health benefits of plants are well-known, the nursery industry is working to overcome waste generated by plastic pots, which is why you can bring along your washed and unused plastic pots to House Plant Revival and exchange them for more suitable sizes through the Pot Cycling program.

The event organisers will then recycle any pots that are leftover.

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