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Press: “A Closer Look at Urban Plantations”



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Over six years ago, Karen Contreras, dissatisfied by her high paying corporate job, boldly decided to pursue her love for organic gardening and began following her passion instead of her paycheck. In 2008, she founded Urban Plantations, the first company in San Diego to promote and install gardens both for beauty and growing food. Since its inception, Urban Plantations has grown from a small company installing home gardens to corporate landscapes and everything in between. With over 35 years experience in the field, Karen takes time to educate and train her staff to ensure that they are knowledgeable and well versed in everything from sowing seeds and caring for trees to pest management and soil biology.

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