WHAT IS KVPA - PLANT EXCHANGE EVENT?
KVPA is a non-profit community based group where it comprises of gardeners, plant enthusiast and beginners - basically every level of gardeners where they gather to contribute / donated / exchange and volunteer in this event.
Date: 16th January 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 10am - 3pm
Location: Linc KL
2nd floor / Beside "The Lab"
A plant booth space was set-up beside the lab for this event. I wanted to emphasize more on the location as there was some confusion in finding the place the last time. Do take note there will be lots plant sales n booth in every floor and corridors and can be overwhelming for those who are coming for the first time around.
Hence I would advise the new comers to take note of the event location first to actually identify the Event Location:
Check out the pictures for clear identification.
Look out for the "Bird Nest" Art Mural as your landmark. You can use the escalator which will lead you the place, your landmark will be "the Lab" as you turn to the right. Also you can take the lift, I however you may have to walk a bit and come around the shopping outlet and restaurants to an open space around the 2nd floor.
2nd floor / Beside "The Lab" / "Bird Nest" Art Mural
Again another important information to note for future reference concerning Plant Exchange Event 5 (PEE5) at Linc KL - Click on the highlighted blue colored #PEE5 in the facebook page under Klang Valley Plant Acquisition (fb group)
All highlighted updated information will be posted here when clicked at the hashtag: #PEE5
Few Ground Rules were also mentioned as to prepare for the Event:
1) Recycled plastic cups or cut off PET bottles to hold your cuttings.
2) Recycled shopping bags to carry your plants.
We will NOT be providing single use plastic bags!
3) Recycled newspapers or bubble wrap to pack your plants in.
4) A smile for the Volunteers.
PLANT BOOTH SET-UP
The crowd lined up before the opening event while we were setting up the place.
I would like to thank all our dedicated volunteers who were so helpful and supportive in organizing this event with me. Thanks to Khairunnisa, Angel, Isabelle Lalita , Ho Yee Ning , Jeffri Lim , Lee Hua Goh , Fe Krishnan , Emily Chiam & Wong Ryui Bynn 's mum too who helped out in this event.
We were all sweaty and breathless (I had easily 10 boxes to bring up this morning - thanks guys)
We started setting up the booth arrangements and bringing up the plants and sorting the plants based on the category. It was a bit overwhelming but we all pulled through.
Crowd pouring in within the few hours after opening but we got all settled and was very relaxing by noon. We had organized in keeping the time as scheduled - 10am till 3pm and everything went smoothly as planned.
Thanks to Wayne L Salinger and The Chrysalis Project staffs who also helped us in the cleaning & clearing up. All extra left-over and unclaimed plants were set in order for the general public to collect at a side-table (Set n Labeled as Free Gifting Plant Corner)
I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the people who were generous in donating their plants, snacks n gifts. Darren our organizer who graciously brought lunch for us.
Finally I would like to thank The Opus Farm for the vegetables and The Chrysalis Project for the "mystery gift - Dress-code" sponsorship. Also the Linc KL management for the volunteers' carpark sponsorship.
Personally I enjoyed the warm atmosphere of plants, laughter, fun and enjoyment, working hand in hand with all these happy volunteers and gardeners alike.
Also really appreciate Professor Chan who gave a lot of attention and concern - making sure everything went smoothly during this PEE5 follow up.
My apologies if in case we have made any mistakes or rough on the edges from my side and the team. We will strive to improve in any shortcomings in the next time around.
This note really touched my heart and I would consider the greatest treasure of all.
I’m thoroughly inspired by James, you n your Team.
My plants are keeping me sane.. and I think I’m getting a little better at not sending them to heaven
As I’ve said before people like James & you perhaps may not know what a difference you make to other peoples' lives… and I don’t mean just reducing carbon footprint