Kids are counting down the days until school is out for the summer. Don’t we all remember that feeling?
If you’re a parent, you have a different perspective. Something like, “oh no, how am I going to keep the kids busy and out of trouble all summer!”
Why not encourage your kids to do something that comes naturally? Encourage them to get their hands dirty in fun gardening activities. Take advantage of San Diego’s summer weather to work on projects outdoors when it’s cool enough, and indoors when the sun is a little too strong.
There are many age appropriate opportunities for gardening and art projects that will instill a love of nature that will last a lifetime.… Read More
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 local and national experts including yours truly talking about sustainable strategies on the triple bottom line: People, Planet and Profit. They aren’t mutually exclusive.
It was well attended and well organized. Due to the press of business at Good Earth Plant Company I wasn’t able to stay all day, but many people did.… Read More
Labor Day arrives on the late and lazy side in 2015, on the last possible day of the calendar: Monday, September 7.
Have you made your plans? Or are you still waiting until the tourists go home to reclaim your spot at the beach? Why not take advantage of the long weekend and the great weather to invest time in working in the garden that will pay off big later.
Nine suggestions from Good Earth Plant Company:
Plant some garlic or radicchio, both excellent cool-weather crops.
Install a birdbath to see the birds through the dry Southern California vall.
Start a compost pile to create some organic fertilize for next spring’s garden.… Read More
Purchase nursery grade plants and pots at outstanding sale prices
Why should San Diego’s microbreweries have a monopoly on happy hour? Enjoy happy hour Good Earth Plant Company style during our 2015 Spring Open House and Plant Sale at our warehouse and demo garden on Friday, June 5, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Jim Mumford and the entire team at Good Earth Plant Company have fresh ideas and exciting new projects at this annual event.
The Open House takes place at Good Earth Plant Company’s headquarters, 7922 Armour Street in San Diego. See a map here.
Tour our living lab including green roof systems, an edible living wall, our Aquaponics system and the latest in living wall technology.… Read More
Renee Kohn with San Diego 6 News interviewed president, Jim Mumford, at our headquarters in Kearny Mesa about green roofs and living walls. All five clips are from their “Wake Up San Diego” segment which airs every Wednesday morning at 6.
We know it’s warm outside. We have ice-cold water for you to sip (guzzle) and fresh cookies to munch on as you stroll our improved headquarters office, warehouse and nursery. You’ll be able to tour our newest additions. We’ve expanded and brought in two brand new offices in a “trailer” nestled among our patio garden.
For those who have never been here, we hope you come. The demonstration garden is full of different systems and plants. Depending on timing, we have green roof or living wall elements being prepped and ready to go to job sites. You can see and touch anything form a hydroponically based living walls to our new low water use soil substitute “brownies.”… Read More
Newly offered product uses NASA technology of aeroponic gardening to produce fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs on demand with little space.
Missing out on fresh fruits and vegetables because you lack the real estate to plow the ground, sow some seeds and grow a garden? GreenScaped Buildings and Good earth Plants has every hobby gardener’s solution to the lack of space with the vertical Tower Garden by JuicePlus. Urban agriculture and small scale farming has never been so easy!
With just sun and access to a standard electrical outlet, your garden can be up and running in no time on your patio or deck.… Read More