We are open to a lot of formats, including a logo within our name, a logo separate from our name, a logo made out of our name, etc.
We're not 100% devoted to a green-colored logo.
We need to be able to use this logo for our website, promotional material, clothing, banners, business cards--the whole gamut. We want it to be instantly recognizable and not overly complicated or extravagant.
We like 1950's retro, bright colors, seedlings/trees/grass, and we're not afraid of white space. We don't want it to be too feminine, but we don't rule flowers out entirely. It does not need to be something growing, and if you have something in mind that we haven't named here, give it a shot! We are not designers, so we can't say for sure what we would like the best.
No genetically-modified logos allowed. ;)