Ten Secrets to Successful Workplace Design in 2018

Posted on Dec 14, 2017
Ten Secrets to Successful Workplace Design in 2018

We get to see a lot of workplaces all year long, and we get to work with a lot of smart architects and interior designers creating the modern workplace. We also talk a lot about what the ideal workplace of the future SHOULD look like when I get together with my fellow interior plantscapers and […]

San Diegans Prove Biophilia Is For Real

Posted on Nov 30, 2017
San Diegans Prove Biophilia Is For Real

If there is one thing people know San Diego for, it’s our nice weather. Actually, people think we have perfect weather. Every time they see San Diego on television during an event like Comic-Con, or professional golf tournaments at Torrey Pines, it’s 75 degrees and clear with minimal humidity. If you travel like I do […]

November Good Earth Plants Leaflet Newsletter

Posted on Nov 22, 2017
November Good Earth Plants Leaflet Newsletter

The Good Earth Leaflet Newsletter is ready for you to gobble right up! In this issue: Learn what our Eco-Warrior in Chief Jim Mumford is thankful for Meet our newest Eco-Warrior, Lisa Oliver See our new Living Wall project for Torrey Plaza Check out a spectacular new moss wall Enjoy our holiday events listings Don’t […]

Forty Years and Still Growing Strong at Good Earth Plant Company

Posted on Nov 1, 2017
Forty Years and Still Growing Strong at Good Earth Plant Company

  It’s been 14,600 days. 350,400 hours. Thousands of plants. Hundreds of employees. One hundred living walls. Two addresses. Two kids! One crazy ride. I’ve known this day was coming, but it’s still nearly impossible for me to grasp, much less explain in a single blog post. Today, November 1, 2017, is officially my 40th […]

We’re Out Of Our Gourd About Halloween

Posted on Oct 26, 2017
We’re Out Of Our Gourd About Halloween

Americans really love Halloween. Really, really love it! The National Retail Federation projects total spending this Halloween of $9.1 billion, with 179 million Americans planning to take part in festivities of some kind. For every three dollars spent on a child’s costume, another dollar is spent on a pet’s costume. Here’s even more proof: Out […]

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 […]