Mini allotments at office roof gardens
Ground Control worked with Grounds Maintenance client JLL to give some old planters a new lease of life in a roof garden mini-allotment at a commercial office block in Reading.
The mini-allotment has helped to enhance this outdoor space, enabling office users to relax, enjoy nature and grow their own healthy produce.
- Enhance outdoor space at the workplace
- Reuse old planters stored on the office rooftops
- Create mini-allotments from materials already on site
- Prepare foundations for employees to grow herbs and vegetables in the planters
- Create sustainable, outdoor space for employees to use all year round
- Promote health, and well-being in the workplace
- COVID-19 has left office spaces neglected. Facilities and office managers are challenged with making the workplace a welcoming place to return to after months of remote working
- Some employees have developed unhealthy lifestyles whilst staying at home during the pandemic
- Encourage positive use of outdoor space by creating mini allotments for workers to grow their own herbs and vegetables
- Reuse and recycle onsite materials for low-cost, sustainable impact
- Promote staff morale, team building, and healthy lifestyles
Ground Control deployed their expert teams to:
- Design the look and feel of the mini allotments at the office roof garden
- Lay the foundations for planting herbs and vegetables
- Supply compost, seeds, and plant food
- Advise, and educate the office employees on how to get the best results from their harvest
- A flourishing office roof garden of self-grown herbs and vegetables. This includes beetroot, onions, parsley, basil, chives, and more
- Engaged employees are making the most of the outside office space
- Employees make daily visits to the roof garden to nurture their creations
- The workplace has become a happier and healthier place to be. Employees collaborate on outdoor activities and can share and enjoy healthy food from the fruits of their labour.
- Employees reap what they sow!