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Incorporating Community Gardens into the nontraditional corporate environment addresses the practical reality that most Americans spend most of their daylight hours at work, where many have stressful jobs. Community gardens provide employees with an enjoyable, relaxing, low-cost group recreational outlet as well as fresh food for improved health and well-being.    

The food grown in the gardens can be distributed in the following places and ways:

  • Fresh, organically-grown snacks can be served in your breakrooms
  • Fresh, nutrition-dense ingredients can be served at employee events
  • We can work with your Corporate Foodservice program to provide fresher offerings for lunches in your cafeteria.
  • High-value organic produce can be sent home to employees' families.
  • Fresh produce can be donated to a Food Pantry as part of your charitable giving program

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It has been well documented that healthy, productive employees are a company’s greatest asset. On the other hand, unwell employees are a tremendous liability.  With an Corporate Community Garden, you'll:


  • Help minimize controllable healthcare costs through attracting healthy employees and actively working to sustain their good health
  • Position your company as a progressive employer-of-choice for health-conscious and environmentally-astute employees
  • Create a unique, on-site venue for healthy, ongoing, informal interdepartmental collaboration
  • Further your company's green initiative
  • Foster loyalty from appreciative employees
  • Make better use of your existing real estate.
  • generate the positive media visibility that could be generated by offering this innovative, eco friendly employee perk.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Considering a garden?  You're in good company!  It's been reported that all of these companies host community gardens on one or more of their campuses:


  • AthenaHealth
  • Aveda
  • Best Buy
  • Boston Properties
  • Cigna
  • Cisco
  • Crayola
  • The Flatley Companies
  • Haberman
  • Intel
  • Kohl's
  • Lowell General Hospital
  • Mapfre
  • Massachusetts Medical Association
  • NationalGrid
  • NetScout
  • PepsiCo
  • Target
  • ​Toyota
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Verizon
  • Yahoo


The Wall Street Journal reports

 "Vegetable Gardens Boost Morale"

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​​​​FOOD DISTRIBUTION 

The benefits of hosting a Community Garden at work go beyond giving employees access to healthy produce and providing a shared opportunity for recreation. Offering your employees an onsite garden is an innovative way to:


  • Improve employee physical and mental health
  • Give employees an opportunity to foster interdepartmental friendships in a comfortable environment​
  • Help them learn something new
  • Fight attention fatigue in intense work environments​
  • Give employees the satisfaction that comes with nurturing a plant from seed to harvest
  • Enrich the health of your employees' families by sending them home at the end of the day with nutrient-dense food.


CORPORATE BENEFITS