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 […]

Is Nature In Your DNA?

Posted on Jul 26, 2018
Is Nature In Your DNA?

My Aunt Nancy recently let family and friends know about an honor my cousin Kathy Mulvey received. (Thanks for ratting her out, Nancy!) Phillips Academy Andover, one of the oldest and most prestigious independent secondary schools in the U.S. based in Andover, Massachusetts, named Kathy one of its “20 Alumni Who Are Saving the Planet.” Kathy […]

Six Natural Reasons Good Earth Plant Company Loves Summer

Posted on Jun 20, 2018
Six Natural Reasons Good Earth Plant Company Loves Summer

By the time you read this blog post, it will officially be Summer 2018. The 2018 Summer Solstice officially took place at 3:07 a.m. today – Thursday, June 21. Did you catch yourself smiling or feeling happy about the arrival of summer? In a warm and sunny place year-round like San Diego, you wouldn’t think […]

First Came Hygge – Now The Latest Scandinavian Lifestyle Trends

Posted on Jun 13, 2018
First Came Hygge – Now The Latest Scandinavian Lifestyle Trends

Like a lot of Americans, the Danish approach to life called “hygge” got our attention. The word itself made the Oxford Dictionary’s list of most influential words of 2016, that’s how popular it was. Suddenly it seemed like everyone was interested in lighting candles and gathering around a cozy fire. Hygge is as central to […]

Make Plants Your Personal Trainer on National Gardening Exercise Day June 6

Posted on May 30, 2018
Make Plants Your Personal Trainer on National Gardening Exercise Day June 6

By now everyone knows we should be more active on a daily basis. We know sitting all day at a desk does as much damage to our health as smoking cigarettes. We know our goal should be walking 10,000 steps in a day. Sure, it sounds easy but it means you need to get in […]

Our Solution for the Indoor Generation

Posted on May 23, 2018
Our Solution for the Indoor Generation

When a video or article catches my attention, I like to share it with followers on our Good Earth Plant Company social media pages. When it catches YOUR attention, then I know the message has meaning and impact beyond my little universe. A video I posted earlier this week got more attention than anything we’ve […]

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 […]

Green Roofs Could Save San Diego Enough Tax Money To Fix our Streets

Posted on Apr 5, 2018
Green Roofs Could Save San Diego Enough Tax Money To Fix our Streets

Sometimes I wonder why I read the news, because it can be depressing. I guess because it’s a relief none of my own problems ever make it into the San Diego Union-Tribune or on local TV. If they did, I’d know I’m having a REALLY bad day. A few recent stories in the news were […]

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 […]