Friday, July 3, 2009

Timberland Boot Company Garden Project

A note from Cheryl Rossman, a member of the garden committee explaining what the Timberland Garden is:

Ah the Timberland Garden…a place to relax, chat with friends, get some sunshine and give back to the community.

As a group of avid gardeners, it is somewhat hard for us to believe that everyone doesn’t have a garden of some sort in their own yard. We have determined we are among the minority which makes us so successful at recruiting. Currently we have 31 volunteers who plant, maintain, and harvest under the guidance of seasoned veteran gardeners only too happy to share their knowledge.

On harvest day, a company wide email is sent; the veggies and flowers are placed in a community area along side of the donation jar. All proceeds are donated to the New Hampshire Food Bank which is in part why we “sell” out everyday. Lettuce, carrots, squashes and herbs along with many other items are grown in the garden. Timberland families are becoming fans of swiss chard, beet greens, and brussel sprouts which are our most “unusual” offerings.

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