Airbus's Secret GardenPosted On: 06/25/2014
It's not a widely known fact that your favorite local transportation company has been growing a vegetable garden on their property for the past 4 years. Planted and maintained exclusively by SB Airbus staff, it is a real treasure (and treat) for this local company!
When we moved into our new headquarters in 2010, we had a grassy area near our offices. An under-utilized parcel, it was soon decided that we needed to have "something" there. One of our drivers suggested that we plant a garden and the idea stuck. Pretty soon we had office personnel, bus drivers and management all out there tilling and bringing in all kinds of seeds and seedlings to plant.After a few short weeks, we had our plants growing and the Airbus Garden was born.
Reaping what we sow...
It is good to be in the Good Land, Goleta, where we can usually do 2-3 plantings per year. Each year the garden has improved, and in the past couple we have seen thriving plants producing delicious fruits and vegetables. Once in a while we have a company potluck, and there is usually a salad made with ingredients from the Airbus Garden. It is quite a treat, and we think it is a great thing for a business to do!
The Airbus Garden looks as good as it ever has this year. We currently have green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, arugula, peppers, melons, corn and rhubarb! The best part - this garden is maintained exclusively by Airbus Staff! Next time you find yourself on an Airbus, be sure to ask your driver how the garden is doing! Or stop by our office and see it for yourself!