Really? I'm surprised. Maybe you don't live in a place with an aquarium club? Seems it's always circulating at places like that. Maybe it's not as common any more.
sadly no clubs around here. i very seldom even meet people in some of the pet stores here that do planted tanks. 95% of people here just do plastic plants. i have tried to post ads at petsmart and petco about trying to start one but they said it wasn't allowed. i posted on here trying to start one also and didn't get any interest.