National Plants at Work Week: Biophilic Design in the Modern World

Employee working at desk in the morning sunlightThe average American now spends 90 percent of their time in indoor environments and a generous portion of that time is spent in their office building or workplace. This staggering figure suggests that it’s more important than ever for employees to have access to plants and biophilic design in their everyday lives.

It’s for this very reason that events such as National Plants at Work Week, which will occur from July 11-15, are so important in our modern industrial society.  The annual event raises awareness about the effects of plants and biophilic design in the workplace while emphasizing their benefits such as reduced stress, increased productivity, enhanced creativity, and improved employee well-being. Read More »

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WELL Building – The Next BIG Thing in Business

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WELL is making businesses healthier and greener for employees everywhere.

Our world is getting greener by the day. As a global community we are trying vigorously to recycle more, waste less, and become more efficient in everything that we do. Now, with the green building trend towards sustainability firmly in place, the WELL Building Standard is helping to spearhead the next big wave of change – making buildings healthier and greener for those of us who inhabit them.

That’s right, the days of walking into uninspiring, lean-style working environments that carelessly hemorrhage energy and neglect facility performance with a blind eye are going by the wayside. Thanks to the growing popularity of WELL and the rising trend towards human health optimization, the architects and designers of today are making sure that your well-being and overall satisfaction are being mindfully considered. Read More »

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The Botanist’s Guide to Summer Cocktails

Mojito alcoholic drinkBackyard cookouts are a great thing if you’re a gardener or know someone who is. They serve as an occasion to show off all of the hard work that goes into cultivating the delicious plants in the spring. By the time summer rolls around, the herbs and vegetables are ripening and bursting with flavor and ready kick your burger, salad, or even your mixed drinks up a notch.

Maximize your garden’s yield and the good times at your next summer outing by preparing these amazing summer drinks for your friends and family. These amazing fruit and vegetable-infused cocktails will not only help to beat the summer heat, but they pair great with all the food coming hot off of the grill. Read More »

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Summer Gardening Tips

 

Ah, summer! There’s so much to look forward to this season. Whether you’re inviting over friends and family for barbecues or taking that much-needed vacation, most people can agree that summertime is the highlight of their year.

But, summer is the season for gardening, as well. The warm climate and sunshine allow for plants and flowers to reach their full potential. Although Mother Nature is on your side, it doesn’t hurt to have summer gardening tips in your back pocket.

Here are five summer gardening tips to help you grow your best summer garden yet. Read More »

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Ultimate Guide to Terrariums

Ultimate Guide to Terrariums

Terrariums: low-maintenance, space-saving and simply beautiful. These are just a few of the reasons why terrariums are great for people living in small spaces or for those who just love to garden.

Just by doing a Google search, you’ll get inspired by the variety of plants, rocks and other decorative items you can add to your mini-garden.

While they are easy to make, there are tips and other pieces of important information you should know so you can get the most out of your terrarium. Matt Kostelnick, Senior Horticulturist at Ambius has answered frequently asked questions about terrariums. Read more below: Read More »

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