Not Your Garden Variety Session at San Diego Green Week’s 2019 Conference & Expo

Posted on Oct 10, 2019
Not Your Garden Variety Session at San Diego Green Week’s 2019 Conference & Expo

Good Earth Plant Company’s Jim Mumford featured on panel discussion planting seeds about the benefits of incorporating nature into building projects  SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 10, 2019) – Dozens of studies demonstrate the benefits of incorporating nature into building design to human health and wellness, but doing so is still often seen as a luxury. […]

Good Earth Plant Company’s Summer Reading List – Naturally!

Posted on Aug 14, 2019
Good Earth Plant Company’s Summer Reading List – Naturally!

Science shows us getting out and enjoying the benefits of nature will make us healthier. Reading about nature isn’t a bad idea either. How about reading a book about nature at your favorite outdoor spot? Maybe it’s the beach; maybe it’s the park. Maybe it’s a hammock in your backyard. It doesn’t matter. And we […]

Grow or Die

Posted on Jul 18, 2019
Grow or Die

When you’ve been in business doing something for more than four decades, you probably think you’re pretty good at it. The mere act of surviving all the challenges running a business throws at you says it all. Plenty of people take their expertise for granted, though. That’s the kiss of death. The minute you think […]

19 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2019 All Year Long

Posted on Apr 25, 2019
19 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2019 All Year Long

Forty-nine years ago, the first Earth Day took place in 1970. It is now an annual event celebrated on April 22, coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. It reaches more than 192 countries each year including hundreds of communities in the United States. Earth Day fell on the Monday after Easter this week. While […]

Pantone 2019 Color of the Year Sees the Light

Posted on Dec 12, 2018
Pantone 2019 Color of the Year Sees the Light

It’s now headline news when the Pantone Company announces its annual choice for “Color of the Year” in early December. Good Earth Plant Company works with color so much, the choice gets our attention, especially the reasoning and psychology behind it. This year’s choice for 2019 is an eye-popping pink-toned orange called “Living Coral.” It’s […]

Naughty or Nice: The Great Christmas Tree Debate Rages On

Posted on Nov 28, 2018
Naughty or Nice: The Great Christmas Tree Debate Rages On

It’s that time of year. Time to decide whether you want a real Christmas tree, or an artificial Christmas tree. Likes and dislikes aside, to me the more important debate is figuring out which one is better for the environment in the long run. Like a lot of decisions in life, it’s complicated. I recently […]

Shhhh – Enjoy the Silence

Posted on Aug 15, 2018
Shhhh – Enjoy the Silence

For the first half of August, my son Ted and I have been exploring the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetlands located in western Brazil. It is home to hundreds of species of birds, exotic animals including jaguars, capybaras, and caimans. My father Bob Mumford was supposed to accompany us, but he injured himself on […]

Save San Diego’s Trees and Save Our Future

Posted on May 10, 2018
Save San Diego’s Trees and Save Our Future

If you know anything about me, you know I believe in the power of trees. One of the most powerful things you can do for the wellbeing of our planet is to plant a tree. Trees are nature’s conservation heroes. Studies show that trees clean the air by filtering pollutants and producing oxygen. Trees reduce […]

Cool Things Made From Plants, Not Plastic

Posted on Mar 29, 2018
Cool Things Made From Plants, Not Plastic

Forget being addicted to drugs, or sugar, or the internet. America is addicted most of all to plastic. Last week, the Ocean Cleanup Foundation published a report on the Pacific Garbage Patch, a huge mass of trash swirled together by the ocean’s currents. It sits between the California coast and Hawaii. It is hundreds of […]

Trees Are a Teen’s BFF

Posted on Feb 22, 2018
Trees Are a Teen’s BFF

  It wasn’t all that long ago that my son and daughter, Ted and Allie, were typical high school students, in a typical 21st century high school. But you don’t have to be a parent or a high school student to feel the impact of the recent events in Parkland, Florida and worry about our […]