IGNITE! PIA Expo, Las Vegas

Plantscape Industry Alliance
  Is it really August already? It seems like only yesterday school was letting out and I had an entire summer to look forward to. Work goes on and this week, I am in Las Vegas for the 2013 Plantscape Industry Alliance Expo (PIA). What a great group of people. I have been fortunate enough to have been a board member for 10 years and an executive director for two years. People with PIA are the decision makers and movers and shakers in the plant industry today and tomorrow. After two years of no responsibilities when attending the PIA Expo, leisurely viewing exhibits and catching up with colleagues I was once again asked to be a speaker.… Read More

Our Spring Newsletter

March 19, 2013 In This Issue Upcoming Events Employee Spotlight Joke of the Month Quote of the Month Book a Lunch & Learn Upcoming Speaking Engagements Aquaponics at Good Earth Plants Open House Kevin’s Corner Featured Project Upcoming Events  Open House Plant Sale Reminder!!!  We have set the date for our Spring Open House and Plant Sale… This year it will be held on Friday April 19, 2013 from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. We will have many new displays including a fully functioning display of our new Aquaponics System We will also be selling LOTS of beautiful plants from Ficus to Ferns!… Read More

My TEDx Experience

Speaking with students is a prospect filled with questions: Will they be interested? Will I sound relevant? Is my topic “cool” enough? Is the word “cool” still “cool?” As I get older I find I look at youth and wonder if they go through the things I went through. Or have computers and social media changed us all so dramatically that it’s impossible for us to relate to each other? I was fortunate to be asked to speak at the TEDx Youth Conference last November and my 17 year old son Theodore attended the presentation. I had ten precious minutes to get everyone to think about plants and why they are important to us.  … Read More

TEDx Youth Talk by Jim Mumford: Living architecture

Sharing beautiful images and a compelling story about how his successful plantscaping business bloomed into a pioneering player in the burgeoning field of living architecture, Jim Mumford shows how uber-sleek depictions of futuristic cities are way off the mark. His talk to San Diego high school students on the theme of “Architects of the Future,” demonstrates how plants and metropolitan habitats on walls, roofs, patios at work and at home will bring nature into our lives even more in the future, not less. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.… Read More