Workplace Gardens

With the economy still sputtering, Corporate America hasn't put the shears away yet. Jobs are still being cut, pay is still getting sliced. Shrinking budgets are making some forward-thinking companies look for other, non-monetary ways to benefit employees.

One such response are workplace gardens, which are a perfect fit for companies with large office spaces and plenty of unused land on site. Employees can take a break from their cubicle to go tend to their plants in the garden, talk with friends, or harvest vegetables and herbs to eat at work or home. The gardens are a win-win situation — they're affordable, they provide a good image for the company, and they benefit the employees in the form of their own personal gardening and outdoor community space.

-Mitchell Flexo

(Via New York Times)

Photo via The Tiny Life

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