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Why We are a Bcorp

Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business classification that balances purpose and profit.

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Top 5 Property Management Problems (and how to solve them with a garden)

Here are the top five challenges property managers face and we’re going to show you how you can solve them with a garden. Surprised? Read on to learn how. 5: Under-Utilization of Space: Space equals money in the real estate world and you want to use as much of it […]

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Everyone’s Talking About Mushrooms!

You may be wondering, “why are we SO excited about mushrooms?” Well, our mushroom logs have finally fruited! Over a year in the making, we have successfully grown edible shiitake mushrooms! Last year, our horticulture team inoculated hardwood logs with shiitake plug spawn, and sealed them with food grade wax […]

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Could Gardening Save Businesses Billions?

The National Institutes of Health recently reported that 1 out of 5 adults in the U.S. struggle with chronic or severe pain. In 2010, American businesses lost between $297 and $335 billion due to lost productivity attributable to pain. Horticultural therapy provides a cost-effective solution to help employees with pain […]

Planning Your Garden for Unpredictability

Part of a garden’s allure is its rhythm. The arrival of spring each year signals a beginning, and with it an opportunity to imagine and to plan the months ahead. Yet, while we may strive to schedule, to plan, to organize, even the best laid plans mean nothing when a […]

Michelle Obama’s Kitchen Garden Is Just the Beginning

October 6, 2016: Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama moved to make her efforts in combatting child obesity a lasting part of her legacy. At a celebration of the accomplishments of her signature Let’s Move! campaign, Mrs. Obama dedicated the White House Kitchen garden in the hopes of creating a tangible and […]

Heirloom Beans Tell Ancient Stories

October brings shorter, cooler days, brisk nights, and the end of the summer harvest season. But as we say goodbye to tomatoes and cucumbers, fall harvest crops like corn, beans, and squash are ready to say hello! Heirloom beans are a nutritious and versatile crop, but are rarely grown in New […]

Laying the Ground for an Urban Farm Bill

When the Farm Bill is renewed in 2018, urban agriculture may be making its (arguably overdue) arrival, if Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan has her way. Stabenow announced “the most comprehensive urban agriculture bill” this week, titled The Urban Agriculture Act of 2016. While Stabenow admits that the bill has no […]

How Public Health Has Reached the Office

Is the era of fluorescent bulb-filled, cubicle-lined offices coming to an end? As programs like Fitwel research best practices for healthy living in the workplace, and as developers like National Development put theory into practice, it certainly seems so. Public interest in health and wellness isn’t going anywhere, and companies are taking […]

Old Becomes New: Uncovering the Stories of Urban Farming

As city dwellers increasingly call for green space, the modern urban landscape is designed with an almost nostalgic turn backwards. In the world of high tech modernity, more and more individuals yearn for a city that thinks of progress not as steel and concrete, but instead as trees, bushes, and […]

Tomatoes With A Side of…Chocolate?

This growing season, we’ve teamed up with Desiree Curie, a local food blogger and recipe developer. Each month, Desiree will take us into her kitchen to whip up something seasonal delicious, and we’ll talk about the horticulture that went into it on our blog! She’s also responsible for the beautiful photos […]

Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Carrot?

This growing season, we’ve teamed up with Desiree Curie, a local food blogger and recipe developer. Each month, Desiree will take us into her kitchen to whip up something seasonal delicious, and we’ll talk about the horticulture that went into it on our blog! She’s also responsible for the beautiful photos […]