Investing in our Neighbourhoods
Employee Gardens at Yellow Pages
In May 2013, with the help of over two dozen Yellow Pages employees, our first ever vegetable gardens were built from the ground up, right on the front lawn of the Montreal head office. Home grown and locally sourced, the vegetable gardens offer employees the opportunity to grow and cultivate their own organic vegetables and give back to the community.
In line with our commitment to support our local communities, we decided to donate half of our crops to the Reseau d’entraide de Verdun, a local community organization that helps impoverished families.
After tending to their gardens, the employee-gardeners would come together each week to harvest their crops and pack it up to be sent off to the local organization. Since we started our garden we’ve donated over 130 pounds of vegetables to the Reseau d’entraide de Verdun and it has helped provide numerous families with nutritious food.
With a successful harvesting season behind us, this year we decided to scale up the project by adding another 5 lots to our current garden. More than ever, the employees look forward to benefitting from their home grown produce and supporting an organization that has been at the heart of our neighbourhood for many years.