Supporting The Communities That Support Us
Interior Plantscapes is dedicated to giving back to the communities it serves and that have helped us thrive for our four decades in business.
During the height of the pandemic in 2020, even though virtually all learning was virtual, two students at Alice Deal Middle School in northwest Washington, D.C., had the idea to bring nature indoors to their school building, which first opened in 1931. Working with school leadership, they contacted IPI Director of Design and Business Development Robin Evans to investigate how they might make their vision a reality.
They came up with a plan and in September 2021 Robin and our Operations Manager, Miguel Garcia, showed Nura and Jessica how to install the plants and care for them. Going forward, IPI will provide routine horticultural services to ensure the wall's viability.
When Nura and Jessica transition out of ADMS, they are confident their biophilic legacy will live on and other students will assume care of the wall.
In time for Mother's Day 2020, Interior Plantscapes owner and president Sandra Mobley (left) delivered a Mother's Day gift of succulent plants to Emily Taylor, a Clinical PI Specialist at Baltimore's MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, as a thank you to all of the front line heroes battling the coronavirus pandemic.
Interior Plantscapes is proud to support Elizabeth House in Laurel, Md., which prepares and serves hot meals to the area's homeless and low-income people seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.
In addition to serving clients a nutritious evening meal, volunteers also prepare and provide bag lunches for them to take with them.
The non-profit Elizabeth House operates entirely with the support of private and public donations of food and financial and volunteer assistance.This is an incredibly valuable community resource in a time when so many face food insecurity.
LUNCH & LEARN
Sandy Mobley, founder, owner and president of Interior Plantscapes, and Director of Design and Business Development Robin Evans are credentialed by Green Plants for Green Buildings to present academic content for continuing education credit to architects, builders and interior designers. Their “Lunch and Learn” events about how biophilic design makes economic sense for commercial real estate are informative, fulfilling and definitely time well-spent.
So What Else
Interior Plantscapes, Inc. Director of Design and Business Development Robin Evans led an after school program for students who participate in the So What Else enrichment program.
Robin guided two groups of students into the process for creating personalized succulent gardens for them to place in their homes to bring a little bit of nature into their living space.
She also led them in discussions about why Earth Day is important and how and why indoor plants help people feel connected to nature.