a stahlbush-inspired spring

Fresh from the Farm
They say of the spring weather in Idaho, “if you don’t like it, wait 5 minutes”. I can verify this is true as days here currently can be comprised of rain, snow, sun, sleet, wind–you name it. Those brief moments of sun get me excited about gardening so when I saw blueberry plants at the nursery the other day, I couldn’t resist. They reminded me of how great it was picking (and eating) them fresh from the field when I visited my client, Stahlbush Island Farms, last fall. I have a feeling it’s going to be awhile before I’m picking blueberries from the plants that are currently little more than twigs. Until then, I’ll pick up a bag of Stahlbush’s Blueberries–now in their newly designed biodegradable bag–which will go into my compost bin when I’m done. So not only did Stahlbush inspire the blueberry plants in my garden, but they’re helping me grow them too.
Blueberries in biodegradable bag

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Tom Foerstel : Founder & President

Tom Foerstel

Founder & President

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.


He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.


An integral part of Tom’s philosophy is giving back to the community in which he lives — a company cornerstone that drives Foerstel’s long history of providing pro-bono services to local non-profit humanitarian and arts programs.


One of Tom’s proudest personal achievements is his ability to say Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious backwards.