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:
Human Resource Executive Magazine calls hosting an
onsite garden one of the top 5 best ideas for benefits.
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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 used in one or any combination of the following 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 forlunches 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
It has been well documented that healthy, productive employees are a company’s greatest asset. Unwell employees, on the other hand, 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.
Also, consider the positive media visibility that could be generated by offering this innovative, ecofriendly employee perk.
The Wall Street Journal reports
"Vegetable Gardens Boost Morale"
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.