Get Down On The Farm: San Diego Farm Tour Day is September 17

Posted on Sep 8, 2016
Get Down On The Farm: San Diego Farm Tour Day is September 17

 If I asked you to name San Diego’s major industries, you would probably come up with tourism, the military, maybe biotech or craft beer. The one I bet you’d miss is agriculture and farming. Agriculture is the fourth largest industry in San Diego County. It’s a two billion dollar industry. San Diego County has more […]

Dig In and Support Urban Gardening in San Diego

Posted on Jan 20, 2016
Dig In and Support Urban Gardening in San Diego

While I’m on the road at the annual Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition in Florida, I learned about a proposal making its way through the approval process at the City of San Diego. Yes, stop the presses: a government idea I’m excited about! The San Diego City Council’s Smart Growth and Land Use Committee took an […]

Good Earth Plants Presents Pumpkin Power Halloween Trivia

Posted on Oct 29, 2015
Good Earth Plants Presents Pumpkin Power Halloween Trivia

 Halloween is on Saturday. For most Americans, you can’t have Halloween without pumpkins. Displaying a pumpkin or carving one into a traditional Jack-O-Lantern is a popular Halloween tradition. We are out of our gourd about pumpkins at Good Earth Plant Company. In honor of this festive fruit (yes, it’s a fruit and not a vegetable), […]

Let An Urban Farm Grow In Your Part of the Planet

Posted on Oct 1, 2015
Let An Urban Farm Grow In Your Part of the Planet

It was great to see so many of you at the U.S. Green Building Conference on “The Value of Sustainability” held on September 22 at SDG&E’s Energy Innovation Center, where we have one of our favorite outdoor succulent walls. It looked fantastic if I do say so myself! If you missed it, the conference featured […]

Ripping Out Your Lawn? Consider Foodscaping

Posted on Jul 18, 2015
Ripping Out Your Lawn? Consider Foodscaping

Homeowners in drought-stricken California have gotten serious about making changes in their water consumption. They are ripping out their water-guzzling lawns in record numbers. What they don’t always do is give a lot of thought about what will replace that lawn. So we end up seeing a lot of mulch and rocks as a quick […]

Honoring Our Founding Environmentalists On July 4

Posted on Jul 2, 2015
Honoring Our Founding Environmentalists On July 4

Happy Independence Day from General Washington from Mount Vernon on Vimeo. I recently made a trip to Washington D.C. There is so much to do and see around our nation’s capital. No matter how many times I visit, there is always a new place for me to check out. But there is one place I […]

Urban Agriculture: Why Eating and Buying Local Matters to the Planet

Posted on Jun 11, 2015
Urban Agriculture: Why Eating and Buying Local Matters to the Planet

We get asked a lot to create edible walls and green roofs that are roof top farms. I recently ran across this thought-provoking article, thought-provoking for me at least as a person who thinks a lot about our relationships to plants, nature and the Earth. This research in this article shows 90 percent of all […]

Get Your Food Closer to Home and Save the Planet

Posted on Feb 26, 2015
Get Your Food Closer to Home and Save the Planet

Regular readers here know how much I love urban farming. Good Earth Plant Company employee Dawn Weatherford (thank you, Dawn!) tipped me off to one of the most exciting urban farming project I’ve ever seen and I wanted to share it with you. The startup company Vertical Harvest plans to turn an old industrial building […]

Ten Tips for an Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted on Nov 20, 2014
Ten Tips for an Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner

Use reusable plates, glasses and napkins. Yes, get out the good china, and skip the paper or (yikes) Styrofoam plates. Even when you account for original production of ceramics and using water to clean the plates you come out ahead here. Use local and organic foods as much as possible. See what your local farmer’s […]

Give Thanks For Good Earth Plant Company’s Trivia Contest

Posted on Nov 13, 2014
Give Thanks For Good Earth Plant Company’s Trivia Contest

Part of our mission at Good Earth Plant Company is to share what we have learned and educate our clients and friends. But we also like to have fun, so why not combine the two? Welcome to our first Good Earth Plant Company Trivia Contest, first in what we hope will be a long running […]