The idea of corporate gardens is growing rather steadily each year with businesses large and small building gardening plots just outside their office windows. The goal: get employees thinking about nutritious eating habits. Gardening not only produces organic, healthy snack alternatives, but it also provides stress-relieving activity during the sometimes long workday.
Four years ago, Serfilco embarked on a project with Organic Gardener’s to help employees start thinking about their nutritional habits. Outside the Northbrook headquarters sits an 800-square foot plot of vegetables cared for by the Serfilco employees and their families.
With a goal of nutrition in mind, employees are able to take part in the gardening as well as bring home the free organic vegetables grown in the garden. President James J. Berg regularly sends out company-wide emails about which vegetables are ready to be picked.
Gardening is perceived to have the same stress-relieving benefits of exercise – to many they can now soak up the sun and enjoy the outdoors while taking a break from the sedentary office lifestyle. Sneaking away from the desk to pull some weeds, trim the growth or pick the ripe vegetables is a community experience at Serfilco.
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