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According to a story in the NYTimes, vegetable gardens at workplaces are making a comeback.


As companies have less to spend on raises, health benefits and passes to the water park, a fashionable new perk is emerging: all the carrots and zucchini employees can grow.

Carved from rolling green office park turf or tucked into containers on rooftops and converted smoking areas, these corporate plots of dirt spring from growing attention to sustainability and a rising interest in gardening. But they also reflect an economy that calls for creative ways to build workers’ morale and health.

Photo from Flickr/Mike Mertz (Creative Commons)

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Heifer International is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization working with communities to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth.