Chicago Houseplant Club


My old Instagram account,, helped me forge relationships with local plant shop owners and others in the Chicago houseplant community. In late summer of 2018, I started the Chicago Houseplant Club.
I created the Chicago Houseplant Club in part as a way to build a community and make a positive impact on our city. For many, the club serves as a safe place to escape current realities by indulging in our shared love and propagation of houseplants with friends across the Chicagoland area.
The club grew from a few casual meetings at local breweries to a Facebook group of over 7000 people during the pandemic. Before I stepped down in late 2020, the club became monthly regulars at Eataly Chicago (pre-pandemic), volunteered with Garfield Park Conservatory, and raised just under $2000 in a plant auction for Chicago Freedom School.

Chicag Houseplant Club

I grew up loving plants and have roughly 80 tucked around my home. The number one thing I hear from people about houseplants is how they kill every plant they own. I want to encourage everyone they can have a so-called green thumb.

I'm a multi-disciplined marketer with over 15 years of experience. I enjoy collaborations focused on building community, volunteering, and working out by hanging upside down.

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