For big projects such as getting your spring crops in the ground (or in the container), consider making it a team-building event. Put up announcements around the office and get a dozen associates together for a lunch-time planting event with refreshments each spring. It’s an opportunity to work together collaboratively in a different setting and spruce up the garden in the process.
Other outreach ideas include:
- Garden workshop series: Host educational workshops for your fellow associates on topics such as garden planning, composting, cooking with garden produce, and preserving the harvest.
- Host a monthly workday and potluck, and have a list of farm tasks that can be done by beginning gardeners.
- Coffee breaks: Host short meetings and breaks in the garden to let associates know about this workplace resource.