Here’s an interesting article from today’s New York Times about the advent of gardens on corporate property, both as an employee benefit and another way for companies to burnish their green credentials.
The Rise of Company Gardens
As companies have less to spend on raises, health benefits and passes to the water park, a fashionable new perk is emerging: all the carrots and zucchini employees can grow.
Carved from rolling green office park turf or tucked into containers on rooftops and converted smoking areas, these corporate plots of dirt spring from growing attention to sustainability and a rising interest in gardening. But they also reflect an economy that calls for creative ways to build workers’ morale and health.