StartOrganic Employee Garden Survey
We surveyed all of our employee garden participants to see what they thought about having a StartOrganic Employee Gardening program at their workplace. Here are the results:
Stress Reduction felt by almost all participants: 92% felt a reduction in stress due to having a garden on campus
Confidence in starting a garden at home: 92.2% felt comfortable bringing their gardening knowledge home
Growing successfully with our help: 96.1% of participants have been able to successfully harvest their work garden
Garden used at least once per week by most participants: 96.1% visit their plot at least once per week! 60.8% visit multiple times per week.
Perception of company improved by having a garden: 98% have a better opinion about the company they work for just because they thought a garden was important to their employees! Company culture improves.
Growing food at work creates positive life changes: 96.1% say that they have experienced positive life changes due to having a campus garden that they tend to!
All results point to garden as being an easy choice for employers
These results showed what we at StartOrganic have always believed: A campus garden is an extremely easy way for employers to provide a tangible perk that shows a tremendous amount of benefits.