PRESS RELEASE–Saint-Gobain employees help fight area hunger with new garden

Posted in the ‘Daily Local News’ on September 1, 2017. Article by Brian McCullough Saint-Gobain has discovered a new use for its showcase North American headquarters property near Malvern. On Wednesday the company officially opened a community garden on the property where employees are raising and donating produce to a program that supplies area food banks with fresh fruit and vegetables. “This is the epitome of everything our program has come to mean,” said David Ryle, Food For All program director with the Triskeles group. Saint-Gobain has donated 2,000 pounds of produce to Triskeles since May. “It has had incredible impact,” Ryle said. “It’s great to see that it will continue to grow in future years.” Carmen Ferrigno, vice president of communications for Saint-Gobain, said the garden is a pilot program that the international company is watching to see if it is viable at its other locations. The growing started out small but expanded after the Saint-Gobain Foundation contributed a $30,000 grant. The funding allowed for fencing and irrigation in the 20-bed garden outside of the company’s North American headquarters on Moores Road. The garden patch was designed to show off many of the building products the company makes. Ferrigno said employees came to him with the idea of expanding the program. Now, 70 Saint-Gobain employees are involved with the garden, growing tomatoes, kale, spinach and more. “People are excited about this,” said Jessica Floersch, communications specialist at Saint-Gobain. “It’s a chance to come out and do good not just for yourself but for others. It’s really rewarding for our employees.” And while some might think there is no need...

Press Release – Vanguard Gives Back with Community Garden

Posted in “Vista Today”  By: Rachel Stevenson     Date: October 28, 2016 In 2012, Triskeles approached Vanguard about its Food For All program, “a garden program for organizations to build community and increase access to fresh, healthy food,” according to the Triskeles website. The garden offered Vanguard an opportunity to provide food to local agencies and volunteer opportunities to employees on site. They would also have the legacy of establishing the first corporate garden of its kind in Chester County, which would, in turn, set the stage for future Food For All gardens around the region. Vanguard volunteers help throughout the year at community garden. (Image via Daily Local News) Excited by the opportunity, Vanguard quickly got to work surveying their land along with Triskeles experts, recruiting volunteers, and installing a 21-bed garden on campus. Now in its fifth season, the Vanguard garden has provided nearly five tons of produce to area shelters and pantries, including the West Chester Food Pantry, PACS, and the Good Samaritan Shelter in Phoenixville. Led by a team of 10, including Johanna Gilbert as project lead, Amy Low as volunteer outreach, and Melinda Bloomfield as event coordinator, 200 employees volunteer each year to plant vegetables, water, harvest, and weed the garden. The garden season runs March through November, with the first planting taking place after freezing temperatures subside. A variety of vegetables are harvested each year, including greens, beets, peppers, eggplant, squash, and tomatoes, just to mention a few. Since some of the vegetables harvested are deemed as a challenge to prepare, Vanguard offers healthy cooking demos in their garden twice per year. These events provide employees with basic recipe ideas and cooking techniques to use at home. “One of the great things about working at Vanguard is its ‘giving back’ mentality,” said Bloomfield. “The Vanguard Community Garden is an extension of that,...

Tempus Youth Conference

Tempus Young Entrepreneurs Conference–Tempus Young Entrepreneurs Conference has grown into an annual forum for high school and college aged youth to connect with nationally recognized speakers and entrepreneurs. High school and college aged young adults meet face to face with successful entrepreneurs, ranging in age from 16-60, to hear and be inspired by their stories, struggles and triumphs, to ask their burning questions, and to participate in small-group sessions highlighting entrepreneurial topics such as marketing, networking, creating a business plan, developing an elevator pitch, and others. The 5th Annual Tempus Young Entrepreneurs Conference will be held on Friday, November 4th, 2016 at Philadelphia University from 8:30 am-3:00 pm. Tempus is a great opportunity for youth entrepreneurship clubs and young business majors. Click here for more details on the Conference.    Click Here to Get...

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