The Plant Society: In Conversation With Jason Chongue
Too much love, or not enough sun. We all have stories about the house plants that have come and gone before us.
Jason Chongue has heard them all. As co-founder of The Plant Society – a social network for gardeners and plant enthusiasts – he’s a tree of knowledge on all things green.
As part of The Plant Society’s week long residency at Mercedes me store (from October 15-19), Chongue will speak to The Design Files editor Lucy Feagins about his passion for plants and tips on how even the most hardened urban dwellers can incorporate greenery into their homes.
He would know. Architect, interior designer and plant cultivator Chongue’s career mixes his love for greenery and spatial design. As well as being a plant-styling gun for hire (his clients include Westfield, Lavazza and architecture firm Archier), he’s a contributor to Gardening Australia, and has even penned his own Plant Society book, dubbed a 101 guide to plant care.
The Plant Society is his verdant vehicle to preserve hard-to-find species. Through workshops, a retail space in Collingwood, and a network of growers, he wants to ensure future generations have the knowledge and skills to care for plants.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Mercedes me.