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Company Farm Update: New Potatoes!

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Company Farm, our project to grow food for those in need, is well into its pilot year. So far, so good! Our goal: Grow potatoes in our corporate “backyard” (Burlington, VT), using volunteer gardeners from the staff. The entire harvest will be donated to our local food shelf. When it comes to pests and diseases, […]

Garden Vandals Strike, Yet Hope Prevails

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I went out to weed the front garden early this morning while it was still cool. The bed runs right along the sidewalk on Colchester Avenue in Burlington, VT, so I like to keep it nice. Every year, my spouse and I plant something different, featuring colorful annuals. This year’s design includes a banana tree, […]

Garden Volunteers at Gardener’s Supply

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Last week — on a rare day free of rain — volunteers from the marketing department went to rejuvenate some gardens at a facility that serves Burlington’s homeless. We spent the morning digging out weeds and planting a fresh batch of perennials, shrubs and herbs. We also set up a row of Terrazza planters with […]

New Cold Frame Yields Early Harvests

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Back in late April, I planted seeds in a 4′ x 4′ Elevated Grow Shelter. In mid-June, it’s just bursting with life. I love all the different textures and shades of green in such a compact space. Using seeds shared by co-worker Leslie Ward, I planted many early season crops, including Red Cardinal spinach, Wildfire […]

Getting Back to the Garden

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Because we are “a company of gardeners,” many of us have employee gardens right outside our workplaces. Here’s the story of one of those gardens. After taking two years off from vegetable gardening (I had moved and could only plant a few containers on my porch), I was itching to get back into it. I […]

Company Farm Update: Can’t Stop the Rain; Can’t Stop the Potatoes

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After the first five weeks of our pilot year of Company Farm, I’ve learned that farming is not for the fainthearted. Nor is it for people who tend to worry. When you start a farm (or a backyard garden), you surrender certain controls and take what nature dishes out. We started Company Farm with the […]

Warehouse Diva Recycles Pallets for Employee Garden

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She’s crazy, but it just might work! Because we are “a company of gardeners,” many of us have employee gardens right outside the office. Here’s the story of one of those gardens: I have always loved to use found objects for gardening, so incorporating recycled pallets into my employee garden plot seemed normal to me. […]

Company Farm: Gardening for Good

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At our Burlington campus, we’re trying something new this year: growing potatoes. Lots of potatoes. If all goes well, we will harvest more than 500 pounds of potatoes this fall and donate them to the local food shelf. We’re calling the project Company Farm because the farmers are employee-owners who work in the Burlington office. […]

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We are an employee-owned company of avid gardeners, located in Burlington, VT.