West Haven CT – Watson Inc. will be starting their own employee garden in Orange CT this spring. Employees have been signing up for their own plot, or to share a plot with other employees. Watson will be tilling the soil in preparation for planting at the end of May, and they will be growing a variety of vegetables and fruits. Some starter plants will be provided by Watson and others will be grown by seed. Watson has also started a garden club, which will begin meeting the week of April 13th. Experienced gardeners will be sharing their expertise and knowledge with new gardeners. The program is designed to help employees save money while taking advantage of the health benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables. New gardeners will gain knowledge and gardening skills, and experienced gardeners will have a chance to share what they know by mentoring others.
Once started, the garden will be run and managed by the employees, for the employees. If the harvest exceeds the needs of the gardeners, some of the produce will be shared within the company or donated to local food banks.
The Watson gardeners also plan to participate in the Connecticut Food Bank’s “Plant A Row Program”. An extra row will be planted for the Food Bank. More information on the Plant a Row Program can be found here.
You can learn more about Watson at the links below. Also see interviews form Watson employees as they answer the question “Why I work at Watson”. Videos are available here.
Watson is one of the highest quality suppliers of products and services geared towards enhancing human health and nutrition around the world. We are a leader in developing quality products and innovative ingredient systems for the food and supplement industries. Expertise in custom nutrient premixes, microencapsulation, agglomeration, micronizing, spray drying, and film technology allow us to develop unique formulations and products, using Watson manufactured value-added ingredients. For more information on Watson see www.watson-inc.com.
Moira Watson, V.P. Marketing & Communications
Watson Foods Co., Inc. DBA Watson Inc.
- Corporate headquarters: 301 Heffernan Drive, West Haven CT 06516
- CEO: James T. Watson
- Website: www.watson-inc.com
- Employees: 280