Our Story

Vine & Branch Collective started out of a desire to fill the earth with beautiful things — and to encourage others to do the same. Grow with us!

Luke and Megan Austin were already avid plant-collectors and plant-lovers (okay, so really it was more Luke than Megan) but they were truly inspired to create this business after Luke read Garden City: Work, Rest, and the Art of Being Human by John Mark Comer. This quote specifically stood out among the rest: 

"We’re image bearers, created to rule, to partner with God in pushing and pulling the creation project forward, to work it, to draw out the earth’s potential and unleash it for human flourishing — to cooperate with God in building a civilization where his people can thrive in his presence. And in this cosmic agenda, each of us has a vocation, a calling from God, a way that God wired us, somebody to be and something to do — because the two merge in perfect symmetry.”

After spending time praying together about it and carefully considering options, Vine & Branch Collective was born. Our name is based on John 15:5, which states: 

"I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without me."

We have seen over and over again in our lives that God will always show up if you serve and follow Him, and that’s what we want to do. 

We love to watch develop a passion for houseplants and we’d love to help you find your own! We truly believe that a houseplant can flourish under anyone’s care, and we want to help you find the right one! 

Our mission is to generate enough income through this website to eventually open a physical location to encourage, educate, and equip you for “plant parenthood,” as well as foster community and support for each other.