Our focus at Prism is primarily on the energy consumed in buildings and other facilities, but agriculture makes up another big piece of the energy pie. Eating more locally and seasonally is one small way we can reduce our footprint and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with getting food from farm to plate across the globe.
Following the planting charts outlined by West Coast Seeds, staff members got together early in April to select carrots, scallions, lettuces, herbs and more – and on Earth Day April 22nd we celebrated by planting seeds in our new garden beds. Special thanks to Bentall Kennedy for providing us with the use of the parking spot and to Shifting Growth for helping us set up the garden beds. This is the second year that we have converted a parking spot into a thriving garden outside our office and we look forward to many more freshly picked salads at lunch this season!