Vertical Forest Takes Green Building to New Heights

Posted on May 21, 2014
Vertical Forest Takes Green Building to New Heights

  Italian architect Stefano Boeri came up with the concept of “Bosco Verticale,” or Vertical Forest, as a way to combine high-density residential development with tree planting in urban settings. Now his first project in Milan, Italy is nearly finished. It’s a twin tower apartment complex. I’ve been tracking this project for a couple of […]

News from Good Earth Plant Company: May 2014 Newsletter

Posted on May 21, 2014
News from Good Earth Plant Company: May 2014 Newsletter

Click here to read the May 2014 edition of the Good Earth Plant Company Leaflet newsletter. Highlights this issue include: Read about our latest activities in the President’s Letter Learn about our featured projects, the new living walls at the Marriott SpringHill Suites in Oceanside and at Qualcomm See photos from our Spring Open House […]

Changed by fire: surviving and thriving after a disaster

Posted on May 16, 2014
Changed by fire: surviving and thriving after a disaster

Introduction: This blog post is not the normal bits of advice or inspiration about green building, plantscaping, or living walls. After the events of this week in San Diego and an unusually early start to what appears to be a long, hot summer and wildfire season to come, I couldn’t help but think about my […]

Cleaning the polluted air: as easy as planting a tree

Posted on May 15, 2014
Cleaning the polluted air: as easy as planting a tree

Life provides too many distractions: phone calls, emails and everything on Facebook. When time allows my thoughts to wander beyond my little world, many times it rests upon how we can improve the environment or at the least, reduces our negative impact on it. Almost always, plants find their way into my ideas for helping […]

Six Reasons to Plant a Tree: Good Earth Plants Guide to Arbor Day

Posted on May 8, 2014

In all our zeal to prepare for our Open House and Plant Sale last week, we missed a special event on Friday, April 25: Arbor Day. It’s ironic that during our busy week of planning and preparing for our semi-annual Open House, we lost track of a day set aside to honor such living treasures. […]

Greenroofs.com video: Seasons 52 Edible Wall & Living Wall

Posted on May 6, 2014

GreenScaped Buildings is thrilled to be part of the featured project of the week on the leading industry website Greenroofs.com The GreenScaped Buildings team installed both an edible wall and a living wall on the patio at the Seasons 52 restaurant in Santa Monica, California. We love all our projects, but we admit this one […]

Good Earth Plants Thanks You For Visiting Our Open House

Posted on May 1, 2014
Good Earth Plants Thanks You For Visiting Our Open House

  “April Showers bring May Flowers….” While we certainly needed the rain, my fingers were crossed for sunny skies Friday, April 24 as we hosted our spring Good Earth Plants Open House and Plant Sale. While it wasn’t exactly sunny, we did manage to hold off the rain until later that night and have a […]