It’s the time of year when Gardener’s Supply employees come to work wearing a glow from a sunny weekend outdoors.
On our Who We Are page, several employees share their stories, and today I think of one from Joe McHugh, who works in the marketing department:
“On the first weekend in the spring when it’s finally warm [...]
Photos taken by Debbie Page and Susan Romanoff during their visits to Longwood Gardens.
Last fall, I got the chance to visit Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, which also happens to be a mushroom capital of the U.S. Founded by Pierre DuPont in 1906 in an attempt to save century-old trees, the gardens feature an arboretum and grand co [...]
On the shortest day of the year, the employees of Gardener’s Supply gather for a moment of personal reflection. Each of us writes one of the year’s regrets on a scrap of paper.
Then, Jim Feinson, our company president leads us into the crisp December air, where a copper fire pit blazes. We toss our regrets into the fire and toa [...]
Volunteers from Gardener’s Supply in Waterbury, VT.
At Gardener’s Supply, we are encouraged to get out into the community and do some good. In support of that vision, the company matches employees’ charitable donations, and offers one paid day a year of volunteer time. Employees lend a hand in many ways: We donate blood, we [...]
A carload of canned goods, destined for the local food shelf.
As we approach Thanksgiving 2012 in Vermont, we are especially thankful to have been spared the fury of Superstorm Sandy. Our thoughts are with those who were not. The storm has produced so much suffering that it’s hard to know how you can help.
Like many companies at this ti [...]
Bob Dillenbeck in the test gardens behind our Burlington office.
Like many of the employee-owners at Gardener’s Supply, Bob Dillenbeck wasn’t a gardener when he started working here back in 2004 — but he is now. Today he’s part of what we like to call “a company of gardeners.” Not every employee tends a garden, b [...]
Pat Bates, with one more load for the food shelf.
After almost 26 years at Gardener’s Supply, Pat Bates will be remembered for many things. To some people, she was the one who always raised her hand with a question at the annual meeting. Others will remember her as a champion for employee-ownership. To me, she is the one who reminded us [...]
Because we are an employee-owned company, people who work here take the time to get to know the products. And sometimes we come up with a new way to use one of our “old reliables.” A few years ago, I used the Bean Towers to create an archway at the entrance to my vegetable garden.
Because we are an employee-owned company, pe [...]