We help businesses develop a holistic corporate wellbeing, sustainability and CSR programme through the introduction of urban agriculture to the workplace.
WHY URBAN FARMING
In the modern corporate world employers have to offer more than financial perks in order to attract, motivate and retain top talent. Employees expect their employer to have their wellbeing in mind, whilst they have increasingly high expectations of their commitment to the local community and the environment. The same expectations are increasingly true from shareholders, community groups and government stakeholders.
Urban Farming has been shown to remedy issues that affect the wellbeing of urban populations, such as air pollution, poor diet, physical inactivity, depression and anxiety. Its introduction to the workplace offers the opportunity for businesses to create a holistic programme that enables them to improve the workplace environment, offer a wellbeing service with a difference to their employees, give back to the local community and increase their sustainability credentials, all around the same theme.
We install farms and other productive green spaces in or around the workplace. These range from vertical hydroponic farms on the roof, to edible living walls or hydroponic towers in the workspace. They contribute to the quality of the working environment, offer workforce engagement, and produce fresh, nutritious produce for your employees or canteen, whilst demonstrating your commitment to sustainability.
As well as installing the ‘farms’ we also offer a managed service, whereby we maintain, harvest and distribute the produce of your farm.
WELLBEING & ENGAGEMENT
At the very least, we anticipate a level of participation from your workforce in maintaining the farm, usually helping to plant and harvest.
However, we also offer a suite of engaging workshops and activities, centred on living a healthy sustainable lifestyle through the food you eat. These include building your own wellness desk-garden and producing nutritious, delicious juices and ferments.
We also offer a series of educational seminars on living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle, with a focus on the food you eat.
As well as workshops and seminars, we offer supper clubs based around the theme of healthy, sustainable living. The menu is developed using produce grown in your farm, and complemented by ethical, sustainably sourced, local produce.
We also offer a curated suite of services to be the centrepiece of company awaydays.
As part of your service, we facilitate engagement with local community groups, such as schools, by introducing them to urban agriculture through a visit to your farm (or, in the absence of your own farm, we will give them a tour of our own), a talk and a workshop from which they can go home with the product of their labour!