IPA News Update

By | 2017-04-04T17:19:57+10:00 June 24th, 2015|

IPA Board Meeting Outcomes: The IPA Executive Board met Tuesday 23rd June in Brisbane and the current situation of our association was discussed. Some of the issues discussed and outcomes of the meeting include: Thanks to members for giving us their feedback in our survey. It is clear that we need to work on increasing [...]

Media Watch: June 2015

By | 2017-04-04T17:19:57+10:00 June 20th, 2015|

A selection of online news, videos & blogs featuring interior plantscaping, biophilic design and urban greening projects recently: Indoor Plants gain popularity with growing awareness of health benefits: Read article Study: Office Plants Boost Productivity and Morale: Read article Can you afford not to be green read article Green surroundings may alter your brain: Read [...]

IPA Member Profile: David Gritching, Lease-A-Leaf (Sydney)

By | 2017-04-04T17:19:57+10:00 June 3rd, 2015|

Q1.  How long have you been in the interior plantscaping industry / your background in a nutshell? I started out in the interior plantscaping industry as a seventeen year old around 1980. My father started the company and during the school holidays I had to earn my keep. I subsequently went to Sydney University and [...]

Green Projects: spotlight on local green business networking opportunities

By | 2017-04-04T17:19:57+10:00 May 29th, 2015|

Interior Plantscapers can benefit greatly from joining local business networking groups.  Being part of ‘greening projects’ and business initiatives can be an effective way to help increase your own profile, business portfolio and do something beneficial for your local community. But like most things, what you get out of joining business networks depends greatly on [...]

Media Watch: May 2015

By | 2017-04-04T17:19:57+10:00 May 29th, 2015|

A selection of online news, videos & blogs featuring interior plantscaping, biophilic design and urban greening projects recently: Want to Save Money on Energy Costs? Install a Green Roof, Sourceable.net, May 20, 2015, Read article Blog: Indoor Garden Design at Chelsea, Efig, May 19 2015, Read article The Kitchen Garden Goes High Tech, New York [...]

IPA Workshop Coming Up: Marketing on a limited budget (Melbourne)

By | 2017-04-04T17:19:57+10:00 May 28th, 2015|

Marketing on a Limited Budget - A Trainex Systems Workshop Presented by Alan Marion for the Interior Plantscape Association  Date: Wednesday July 15th 2015 Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm Venue: Maroondah Bizhub. 1 Civic Place, Ringwood (See attached map) Cost: $30.00 IPA members $45.00 non-members This program is specifically developed for smaller businesses who are struggling [...]

IPA Member Profile: Paul Mead, Posh Services

By | 2017-04-04T17:19:57+10:00 May 28th, 2015|

Q1.  How long have you been in the interior plantscaping industry / your background in a nutshell?  I grew up with a green thumb.  My parents have always been in the nursery industry and I had hands on experience from a young age.  My family entered the indoor plant industry when they bought a Tropical Plant Rentals [...]

Meet IPA Executive Committee Board – Julie Watson, Marketing Manager, Green Design, NSW

By | 2017-04-04T17:19:57+10:00 April 30th, 2015|

Q. Why did you volunteer / agree to be on the Board and who persuaded you to volunteer?  Elaine Tunn called and asked if I would be interested in joining the Board. I’m relatively new to the indoor plant industry (two years) and wasn’t sure I would be the right person to sit on the [...]

Useful Resources: Biophilia Report

By | 2016-03-17T03:56:15+10:00 April 30th, 2015|

Report: The Global Impact of Biophilic Design in the Workplace, Human Spaces, 2015. View report here: http://bit.ly/1EPyWea Should a ‘work’ place be any different from the other spaces people inhabit? The relationship between individuals and their environment can be a crucial determinant of how they feel, perform and interact with others. So, designing spaces that [...]