Companies Turn to Gardening to Boost Workplace Morale

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Sep 20, 2009 • References: treehugger & online.wsj
Employer-sponsored gardens are cropping up to boost workplace morale through gardening. The Wall Street Journal recently covered this phenomenon, and Minneapolis-based public relations and branding company Haberman was one of the primary case studies. According to the piece, Haberman has invested $10,000 this year in a garden for its 30 employees; in exchange for their sweat and labor, they can take home the fruits (well, vegetables) of their labor.

Employer-sponsored gardens don't just benefit employees, though. TreeHugger adds that since a number of Haberman's clients are agricultural businesses, the garden lets them connect with their clients by identifying with their needs. You can check out the blog for Haberman's garden here. Stats for Employer-Sponsored Gardens Trending: Older & Warm
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