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A star among us: The Plant Whisperer

He’s the mastermind behind the beautiful plants and garden creations around so many of our cubicles.

He’s a poet of verse and song.

He’s a musician.  (Check out Little People Revolution!)

He’s the Airport Authority’s  one and only … our very own … Jerry!

Jerry is a member of the Airport Authority’s Facilities Management Department and has worked at San Diego International Airport for more than 30 years. (Wow – that was before Terminal 2 was even open!)

Check out these photos of some of the creative plantscapes designed by Jerry that grace the office spaces of Airport Authority employees. What an artist! And this is just a small sampling of his handiwork.

Jerry the 'Plant Whisperer' and me!

Bonsai trees, ferns, flowers, shrubs, gardens, vegetables … you name it – Jerry can grow it. He has an exceptionally green thumb. Then he transforms it into portable art. It’s quite amazing!  (Let’s just say, my thumb is not any shade of green.) I’ve given Jerry the nickname – “The Plant Whisperer.”

Not only full of talent and creativity, Jerry is also a very generous individual. He’s donated his expertise, time and resources to numerous Airport Authority United Way fundraisers over the years.

Here at the Airport Authority, it’s a treat to work with a diverse array of skilled individuals – both professionally and personally. On behalf of anyone who’s received a Jerry creation, listened to his music or eaten one of his homegrown vegetables, I’d like to say “thank you” for sharing your talents with us.

Signing off, I’ll leave you with one of Jerry’s favorite sayings:

“You be cool.”

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6 Responses

  1. Is there any way you could enhance the letters so as to be able to read the script better? So many good things to read but very difficult with the background. Just a thought

  2. Mary, very nice write-up on Jerry. You have described him very well. Nice pictures too of some of his creations. He has a big heart and is truly the “Plant Whisperer”. Thank you for featuring Jerry.

    And to Jerry, thank you for your kindness and generosity. Thank you for sharing your creations with us.

    -Naty

  3. Murray, there was a temporary glitch in how the photo background of the blog is viewed in some browsers. Until it is fixed, the photo background has been removed and replaced with a grey background. The blog should now be easy to read, but please let us know if you have further difficulties.

  4. Thank you Mary. “Who’s the best?” Know that the answer is, “You are.” I appreciate your article.

  5. Great article Mary… I’d always anticipate seeing one of Jerry’s creations on the cabinets in the WestWing!

  6. Jerry is a stand up dude with talent for sure. He was indeed a true pleasure to know!

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