Collecting plants of hope

Heidi Kraak

Lifeline volunteers have been battling the elements to bring the hugely popular biannual plant sale back for its May edition.

Inclement weather has made life a little difficult for the six or so volunteers who have been working around the clock to pot, organise and care for the flood of greenery donated to the organisation by various community members.

Plant sale volunteer Belinda Szues said volunteers worked hard all year to make the two plant sales happen.

“We’ve had a lot of damage with weather this time,” she said.

“We’ve had to work hard to restore, it’s knocked us about a bit.”

Ms Szues had been volunteering with the plant sale for the past six years.

The sale will feature a huge range of plants, including herbs, indoor plants, flowers, succulents, natives, seeds, seedlings, pots and more at affordable prices.

All funds raised will go towards the operation of services provided by Lifeline Gippsland.