Earth Day 2015: In Full Bloom
In honor of Earth Day 2015, Overland’s Community Garden enjoyed a spring face-lift. Tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeños, eggplant, rhubarb, swiss chard, cilantro, rosemary, and basil are just some of the many edible plants that went in to the ground, and Pheasants were encouraged to plant native, drought-resistant flowers in the garden as well. “Now that we have the picnic tables [outside], I think that the garden will be a nice place to spend lunches,” said Overland employee, Albert Condarco. Along with spending time in the garden during lunch, Overland staff are encouraged to continue daily upkeep of the garden and to harvest the fruits, vegetables and herbs throughout the spring.
In light of the recent AIA COTE national sustainability award for Hughes Warehouse/our office, principal Jim Shelton says, “It’s exciting to see all the hard work our staff has been doing to get the garden ready for spring. We can’t wait to spend some time there as an office during Fiesta.”
As the famous Battle of Flowers Parade passes by our office on Friday, April 24th, the new plants come just in time for our 3rd annual Overland Crawdad Cookout which takes place between Hughes Warehouse and Broadway during the parade every year. Too bad our jalapeños haven’t ripened enough to use them for some ¡Fiesta!-inspired salsa.