Over the past few months, 27 Gilson employees have been working to make the world a greener place; or at least a little tastier.
Tucked behind Gilson’s main building, the first year of Gilson’s own community garden is flourishing. You will find a wide variety of produce is being grown – from tomatoes and peas to unique items such as kohlrabi and Indian mustard. There is even a plot with rose bushes!
“We’re a family of gardeners; we had an empty field, so why not?” Molly Gilson, Director of Operations-MLH, said. “It is neat to see different purposes for which people are growing things. They’re literally growing their lunches.”
Each participant is responsible for tending to their own assigned space, and many have volunteered to help with the overall garden by participating in various committees.
“It’s great to see everyone working together to make the garden a success, especially the willingness of the Chief Operating Officer to plunge in and work on the assembly issues,” Dean Sperry, Software Engineering Manager said.
Employees have gained a sense of camaraderie; everyone has provided gardening knowledge or physical labor to keep the gardens looking beautiful.
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