Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Meeting the Garden of Life Team - Part 1
I have TONS of photos and I might share those down the road but for today I thought I would mention just a few things off the bat! I was so thrilled to meet Rhonda Price who I am pictured with in this first photo. She was so nice! I met DOZENS of people throughout the office, too! Everyone was so great! So many smiles!
Rhonda told me that they moved their offices to this new building at the end of last year. The windows and paint colors made everything so bright and cheery! Rhonda took Dale and I on a tour and spent LOTS of time with us showing us the facility, taking photos, introducing us to everyone, and telling us all about the history of the company and even the area!
In the back ground of these two photos is a vertical wall garden that Garden of Life has in the middle of their office right across the hall from their kitchen/break room. It was gorgeous! If you stood back far enough you could see that the different colored plants spelled out G - O - L for Garden of Life.
Also in their kitchen area was a recycling center. Employees were encouraged to recycle everything they were able to. The 'wallpaper' for the kitchen was custom - copies of printed letters from employees - as to why they left their previous places of employment to come to Garden of Life. It was really unique and just one of the many ways they showed just how much they valued their employees!
Rhonda told me that she recently went to a Jason Mraz concert and he is being featured in a future issue of their magazine, too!
This display section was across from their board room. They were meeting while we were there and she introduced us to them as well! It was truly amazing!
Another room I really enjoyed seeing was one of their brain storming rooms! It was set up like a grocery store. Rhonda told us that they set up their products to see what they would look like up against other products and displays. I told her that I recently saw an end display at the Whole Foods Co-Op in Erie, PA, and I would try and start taking some photos for her next time I was there. I took so many photos while we were at the Garden of Life offices. I had so much fun meeting everyone! I will probably be doing more posts of my trip in future blog posts, too!