23 June 2010

Corporate Gardeners

Large and small organizations around the country are adding gardens for employees. I do hope this is not a phase but a real change.

The American Society of Landscape Architects reports that Yahoo, Google, PepsiCo, Kohl's, Toyota, Aveda, and others have paid for the gardens to be established.
Pat Guinn's Triplets

The problem is that employees like the idea but don't make time to work on the gardens. Perhaps they aren't GIVEN the time to work in the garden. But, on the other hand, that's an everlasting problem with home gardens, too. We buy the plants, amend the soil, put the plants in and are defeated by heat and weeds.

Hopefully, executives won't see the weedy, dry plots as a failure of the effort. Hopefully, they will try again next year. Just like the rest of us.

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