Companies Turn to Gardening to Boost Workplace Morale

 - 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.