Sasaki's in-office agriculture was profiled in an article on Boston.com last week. In its second year, the Sasaki Urban Farm has expanded both in terms of size and office involvement. This year, 72 employees planted over 30 varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs in community garden style—you keep what you plant and tend.
"People are looking for a higher sense of meaning at work," meditates Sasaki Principal James Miner, AICP, on the impact of the initiative, adding that "the gardens show what it means to be a part of Sasaki."
Sasaki's three raised garden beds and over 100 milk crates-turned-planters will soon be joined by a chicken coop with three hens—named Heidi, Gertrude, and Gretchen. In the article, landscape architect Philip Dugdale remarks that the initiative, "builds a culture of inclusion and community. You don't have to be an avid gardener; it's just nice to do, a great learning experience."