Winter 2016
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Employee Spotlight: Sherie McGowin
Good Earth Plants Is Hiring
Hilton Gaslamp Living Wall
Employee Spotlight: Sherie McGowin
Sherie McGowin
Horticultural Technician 
Good Earth Plant Company welcomes our newest Eco-Warrior to the team. Sherie McGowin is California grown herself, with the kind of passion for growing plants and flowers that we love.

Sherie has an exceptional eye for detail, and developed her design skills working and studying with an accomplished local designer. Now her own designs are making several of Good Earth Plants' favorite clients very happy.

Sherie says her young daughter motivates her every day to "Make the air clean and keep plants green!"  
Upcoming Green Events

Sat, January 30,
10 a.m. - 12 noon. Free Composting Workshop, Water Conservation Garden, Cuyamaca College. More info here.

Sat. and Sun, January 30-31,
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. San Diego Orchid Society Flower Show and Sale, San Diego Botanical Garden, Balboa Park. More info here.
Sat., February 20,
10 a.m. - 12 noon: I Love A Clean San Diego "Zero Waste Shopping" workshop. Ocean Knoll Elementary School, Encinitas. Free. More info here. 
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Let us know what you think, and if you have any topics or questions get in touch!
Good Earth Plant Company is Hiring



Good Earth Plants and GreenScaped Buildings are looking for talented, experienced individuals to join our team.


If you are interested in the plant industry, living architecture and keeping the world green, please visit our website for more information and to apply.  


Letter from the President: Trendspotting
Are you looking at the calendar like I am and wondering how we got to nearly the end of January? I look forward to the start of a new year because it means a trip to Florida for the Tropical Plant IndusJim in Plantstry Expo (TPIE) every January. I visit with my colleagues and attend board meetings and presentations that inspire me.

This year, I heard Amsterdam based architect Christine Boland discuss how human beings have become so connected yet disconnected at the same time. We are becoming more and more disconnected from nature as well. We have technology at our fingertips we could not have imagined even 10 years
ago. But Christine pointed out that we don't experience the sense of touch even a fraction as much as we used to. We buy products online. We attend virtual meetings. It's sobering to think about.
I also met with my fellow board members from Green Plants for Green Buildings for a strategic planning session to advance its mission: bringing plants into peoples' lives. It's a mission we work to fulfill every day at Good Earth Plant Company.

I got to give my own presentation as part of a panel on "Hot Trends" discussing the latest innovations in living walls.

Jim Mumford, Good Earth Plant Company, makes a presentation on 2016 Trends at the TPIE meeting.  
I return to San Diego from Florida energized and full of ideas to share our clients. I look forward to talking about them with you in the months to come. Be sure you are following our Facebook page and our blog. This is where the good stuff shows up first!
Warm regards,
Project Spotlight: Airport Authority Living Wall Memorial
The San Diego Airport Authority just opened its brand new two million square foot building which includes a new central Rental Car facility. Good Earth Plant Company contributed consulting work on a potential large scale exterior living wall that would have been visible from across the runway. Instead, we installed a living wall unlike anything we have done before. The 12 foot tall memorial is dedicated to Eduardo "Eddie" Lopez, who suffered a fatal accident during the construction of the project.

You can see Eddie's living wall memorial just inside the building entrance. We hope you enjoy it too. 

We received this letter from the Airport Authority thanking us for our work on this project:

Dear Kim, Philippe, Alissa and Jonathan,
"Thank you for all of your hard work on our living wall memorial project. The result is absolutely beautiful, and it truly brings the space to life. The plant palette is even more vibrant and varied than I anticipated - and I know that's a result of your hard work to source the best possible selection of plants. I am proud to be able to share this with Eddie's family as a fitting tribute to his life.
It has been an absolute pleasure working with Good Earth Living Architecture, and I hope we'll have the opportunity to collaborate again in the future."
"Thank you all again."
Hilton Gaslamp Living Wall Project

This beautiful project for the Chef's Table at the new Hilton Bayfront is 32 square feet, and planted with seven different types of ferns. If you are lucky enough to be invited to join Chef Jonathan in his private office, enjoy the view! And remember the crew at Good Earth Plants is responsible. 


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