NICH Releases PlantsDoThat Inside; NICH Infographic # 5: Where We Work

Help us spread the word. #PlantsDoThat Inside is available at the NICH website

For a printable copy of the “Where We Work” infographic download this PDF.

For more information contact: Mary Kay Woodworth

Washington, DC – March 21, 2018 – Want workers to be more comfortable, more productive, more creative and healthier? Add plants.

According to the last of four #PlantsDoThat Inside infographics produced by the National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture (NICH), plants are good for business.

“People say they’re just in a better mood when plants are around,” says Dr. Charles Hall, Ellison Chair, Texas A&M. The infographic series was developed by NICH from a scientific literature review evidence base developed by Dr. Hall and his students.

The #PlantsDoThat Inside Where We Work infographic illustrates that plants in offices, on factory floors and particularly in windowless rooms have very positive results for the bottom line, including:

  • 98% of workers say they are more motivated;
  • 30% say they feel less tired; and
  • 12% show they are faster at completing computer tasks.

“Plants have the power to help make people more productive, and that’s good for business,” says Debbie Hamrick, NICH Economic Committee chair. “These free infographics are great tools to raise awareness of the positive benefits of plants in our everyday lives.”

Businesses, growers, retailers, teachers, extension agents and interiorscapers should use the infographics as promotional and educational materials and upload them to social media.

#PlantsDoThat Inside Where We Work is part of a series of four brightly colored infographics, designed by Jennifer Gray, AmericanHort, and Horticultural Research Institute. They are free and can be downloaded from NICH’s website

The benefits of consumer horticulture are spotlighted in the first NICH infographic titled “#PlantsDoThat, Horticulture: The Art, Science, & Business of Plants.” The infographic illustrates how consumer horticulture contributes $196 billion to the U.S. economy and creates more than 2 million jobs.

NICH is a consortium of industry leaders who are promoting the benefits and value of horticulture. NICH brings together academia, government, industry, and nonprofits to cultivate the growth and development of a healthy world through landscapes, gardens, and plants – indoors and out, and to get 90 percent of U.S. households gardening by 2025.