Good Earth Plant Company Show and Tell at the Mingei

Posted on Oct 19, 2017
Good Earth Plant Company Show and Tell at the Mingei

Outside of my family of course, there isn’t much I love more than bringing nature and plants into places people work, live, and play. I’m still just as enthusiastic about my mission as I was when I bought my original bucket stand selling flowers and then plants downtown nearly 40 years ago. What comes close […]

Adding Plants Isn’t Rocket Science, But It Should Be

Posted on Oct 12, 2017
Adding Plants Isn’t Rocket Science, But It Should Be

Have you ever felt that post-lunchtime slump at work, around 2 p.m.? You probably blamed it on the California burrito you ate, or a morning coffee crash. The more likely culprit turns out to be carbon dioxide. A research study conducted earlier this year by Harvard, Syracuse, and SUNY Upstate Medical Universities studied office environments […]

Change Your Screen, Change Your Life

Posted on Oct 5, 2017
Change Your Screen, Change Your Life

Where is your phone right now? Chances are good you can reach for it. One in three of you is reading this blog post on a phone right now. According to a 2016 Nielsen Research report, we are now spending nearly 11 hours a day using our tablets, smartphones, personal computers, multimedia devices, video games, […]

Nature’s Way To Boost Employee Productivity

Posted on Sep 28, 2017
Nature’s Way To Boost Employee Productivity

American workers are known for their productivity, and while we aren’t number one on many lists, we remain in the top five overall on nearly all of them. So it’s kind of shocking to me to read the results of a Gallup Poll from June 2017 which found two-thirds of all employees in the United […]

Millennials Push Us To Green Up The Suburbs

Posted on Sep 20, 2017
Millennials Push Us To Green Up The Suburbs

The Millennial Generation is full of pleasant surprises. No, I’m not being sarcastic! I know the Millennials pretty well through my son Ted and my daughter Allie, their friends, and plenty of my employees and colleagues I meet at conferences and meetings. It is a big mistake to stereotype Millennials or dismiss them. They are […]

Living Walls and Fences Are A Natural Choice

Posted on Sep 14, 2017
Living Walls and Fences Are A Natural Choice

  People and civilizations have put up walls throughout human history. Some of the world’s greatest structures are walls: the Northern Wall built by the Romans to hold back the Barbarians; the Great Wall of China, and even the Berlin Wall. It is amazing how these walls were constructed without having any of the engineering […]

Why Aren’t There More Green Roofs in San Diego?

Posted on Sep 6, 2017
Why Aren’t There More Green Roofs in San Diego?

In many cities, green roofs are a growing part of the urban landscape.  The benefits are undeniable and substantial. Green roofs solve so many problems in the urban environment: preventing stormwater runoff, reducing the urban heat island effect, reducing heating and cooling costs, soundproofing, adding habitat for pollinators and birds, and cleaning the air to […]

Urban Corps San Diego Participates in Our ‘Plants With Purpose’ Program

Posted on Sep 2, 2017
Urban Corps San Diego Participates in Our ‘Plants With Purpose’ Program

Urban Corps San Diego is the latest participant in Good Earth Plant Company’s “Plants With Purpose” donation program for nonprofit organizations. We are able to donate plants being recycled from our plantscaping clients to nonprofits which can put the power of nature to good use. Brennan Hubbell from Urban Corps Recycling Education and Outreach San […]

Bringing the Green Road Show To You

Posted on Aug 31, 2017
Bringing the Green Road Show To You

In the annual Chapman University Study on American Fears, the fear at the top never changes. In 2016, when people were asked about 79 different fears, giving a presentation is number one among personal fears, followed by heights and crawly things. Lowest: clowns. As my family, friends, and colleagues know all too well, this isn’t […]

Trends Come and Go, But Indoor Plants Never Go Out of Style

Posted on Aug 23, 2017
Trends Come and Go, But Indoor Plants Never Go Out of Style

When I opened my newspaper last Saturday, the headline practically yelled at me from the page: “Indoor greenery: house plants are back.” House plants are back? Back from where? Who is saying house plants ever went anywhere in the first place? I had to laugh. Yes, out loud. After 40 years in business providing plants […]