Environment-US: Growing Oases in the Sky, IPS News Agency

SAN DIEGO, Jul 5 2007 (IPS) – An industrial park seems an unlikely location to find a native plant garden.

“It’s mind-blowing,” says Jim Mumford, who ripped up his old roof and replaced it with something alive and verdant atop a small one-storey building that he’s converted into a haven for wayward butterflies and pollinating plants.

As the founder and president of Good Earth Plant Co., a container plant and design firm, Mumford combines business acumen with the enthusiasm of an amateur naturalist. He wants to turn neglected urban landscapes into green space for workers and wildlife, beginning with his own commercial property in the gritty neighbourhood of Kearny Mesa, San Diego.

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