Covance Community Gardens, Greenfield Ind. & Madison, Wis.
Covance's Community Gardens create a venue for employees to build and sustain an ongoing resource that contributes to the community while both enhancing our environment, and utilizing our land resources fully and responsibly.
In 2011, during one of Indiana’s hottest and driest growing seasons on record, more than 30 Greenfield employees came together to convert a 4,000 square foot plot of land into a garden that produced a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. By the end of the season, employees had grown 1,515 pounds of produce that was donated to the local Hancock County Food Pantry and the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen.
In 2012, Greenfield employees will double the size of their garden plots. The Madison campus is also embarking on a similar project to convert a 2, 500 square foot plot of land into a garden. All produce will be donated to the Community Action Coalition (CAC) of Dane County, Wisconsin.
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