The Plant Rescuer

We live in a throwaway society where it’s easier and quicker to replace rather than repair. We’ve moved so far away from the make do and mend mentality of previous generations to the opposite end of the scale. We chuck away everything, plastic, faulty appliances, clothing and plants that are deemed to be ‘imperfect’. A culture obsessed by perfection leads to millions of healthy plants being discarded. For years I've been rescuing plants destined for the bin and documenting their recovery to show that with a little extra care these plants will flourish and thrive.

Sarah Gerrard-Jones is the author of 'The Plant Rescuer - The Book Your Houseplants Want You to Read' (Bloomsbury 2022) and writes for magazines, newspapers and websites including Grazia, Bloom Magazine, The Spruce and Apartment Therapy. In 2022 Sarah set up the Plant Rescue Box Scheme with the aim of reducing plant waste.