Working in conjunction with the landscaping team, the tenants and Yellow Tractor representatives worked together to plant saplings of all different sorts in the beds, including peppery nasturtium and the fabled lemon cucumbers. Herbs were planted in the flower beds whose fresh scents filled the day. To celebrate coming together to create this space on Woodfield’s Dig Day™, butterflies were released and vibrant orange marigolds brought in to attract new pollinators. Finally, Woodfield redid the outdoor space, adding seating and overhead covers so people could enjoy the little oasis of greenery no matter what the weather outside. A fountain now trickles down between the buildings, the sounds of moving water mingling with the smells and sights of growing produce to create a calm space that makes tenants feel a little less like they are at work.
Every week during harvests, the same Woodfield tenants return for their share of the produce. They helped to build this garden from the start, and the sense of community that has effortlessly resulted from working together to create a watering schedule or clipping herbs side by side only strengthens by the week.