June 2016
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In This Issue
Employee Spotlight: Jason Moon
The Exquisite Birds of Ecuador
Living Wall Gets the Luxury Spa Treatment
Kilroy Moss Wall
Employee Spotlight: (Ops Mgr) 

 Jason Moon, Operations Manager 
"Plan for the future because that's where you are going to spend the rest of your life."  Mark Twain

We welcome Jason Moon to the Good Earth Plants/GreenScaped Buildings team as Operations Manager. Jason is a sustainability expert committed to understanding and preserving the beauty and resources of the natural world. 

Jason brings 18 years of experience to Good Earth Plants / GreenScaped Buildings managing large client accounts and relationships such as SDG&E, North County Transit District, local municipalities, law firms, and several branches of the U.S. military. His most recent work includes luxury landscape installations and rainwater catchment systems.

Jason's designs and plans for the implantation of permaculture and eco-villages in the future is a testament to his dedication to long-term sustainable solutions.  
Upcoming Green Events
kids & plants

Fri, June 3 through Sun, July 4: San Diego County Fair
Paul Ecke Jr. Garden Show. See the full schedule of speakers and special events on the Garden Show Stage here.

Sat. July 9: Planting Party at Kendell-Frost Marsh,
9 a.m. - noon. Help the San Diego Audubon Society expand this habitat for resident marsh species. More info here.

Sat/Sun July 23 & 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Insect and Ladybug Festival,
San Diego Botanic Garden. Free with paid admission. More info here.
Check Out Our Blog
Have you checked out the Good Earth Plants Blog lately?

Let us know what you think, and if you have any topics or questions get in touch!
Thanks a bunch!
We recently heard from Phyllis with our client Synergeyes in Carlsbad with praise for our horticulture technician Melissa:

"Hello Good Earth Plant team,
Just wanted to touch base and put in a good word for Melissa, our plant care expert! Our plants are beautiful, and she promptly replaces old plants when they have "expired."  She is dependable and courteous always! Thank you!"
Thank you, Melissa for making us look good. We're proud of your commitment to excellent customer service.  
Book Recommendation: The Exquisite Birds of Ecuador


Immerse yourself in nature with this big, beautiful book of photographs by Robert E. Mumford (yes, he's Jim Mumford's dad). Along with birds you can enjoy flowers, plants and other wildlife. You will learn about one of the Earth's unspoiled regions.  


Read the positive reviews and buy it here.  

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
Jim Mumford
You don't need the calendar to know it's summertime. For my readers in San Diego, we're already tired of 100 degree weather! For anyone with kids, it's summer the minute they get out of school. Both of my kids hit big milestones: my son Ted graduated from UC Davis, and my daughter Allie graduated from Granite Hills High School. I'm proud and excited for both of them (and OK, a little relieved as a dad). Ted already has a full time job in his field of Community and Regional Development.

Even the most office bound people feel that urge to get outside as we get more sunlight every day. This is your biophlic connection to nature talking to you. Don't ignore it!

If you can't get outside as often as you like, the solution is to bring the outside indoors with you. Add a plant or two to your indoor environment. Talk your boss into a living wall! How about one of the hot new moss walls? They are the biggest revolution in indoor plantscaping I've seen in 20 years. I'll be sharing more about moss walls as the summer rolls along.

Make nature part of your summer plans, and enjoy the season!   
Warm regards,
Project Spotlight: Good Earth Plants in the Big Apple for  Pirch Soho
If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere! Good Earth Plant Company installed a living wall as part of the Pirch Soho (New York) showroom's Dream Room. It's a luxury bathroom including this wall framing a flat screen TV. Because who doesn't need to watch the Kardashians while taking a shower, right?

Living Wall Gets The Luxury Spa Treatment
We're exaggerating a little bit here to make a point. The living wall we installed at Capri at Hidden Canyon luxury homes community in Irvine needed some TLC. Good Earth Plant Company delivered, and now it's looking like brand new!

The wall "before" renovation...

The wall after renovation!

Let's Talk about Biophilia and Human Wellbeing at Work

We love nothing more than the chance to talk about our belief in biophilic design to improve the workplace environment and the health and well-being of all inhabitants. So I was thrilled to receive an invitation to speak to the International Facility Managers Association conference right in my hometown, San Diego,

What do you think I should include in my presentation? What barriers exist in your workplace slowing you down or preventing you from doing your best work everyday? Do you lack natural light? Are you shut off from nature all day breathing recycled air? Tell me about it at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. I'd love to  include your real world example in my remarks. Photos are welcome too!  
Project Feature: Kilroy Moss

We love this gorgeous moss wall installed recently for Kilroy Realty in their office at the Heights of Del Mar on El Camino Real. It adds a biophilic element to the main lobby. No maintenance required once it is installed. It is 12 by 10 feet in size. DPR Construction is the general contractor; the architect is Gensler.

Good Earth Family of Companies, 7922 Armour Street, San Diego, CA 92111
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