CHIRON China is growing and prospering splendidly!

Urban gardening is the trend in major cities around the world. On parking garage roofs, public green spaces and in backyards, people are sowing, tilling, planting and harvesting. Working with one's hands is a welcome counterbalance to mental work, reduces stress and bears real fruit. Also on the factory premises of the Taicang Innovation Factory, where the big »Happy Gardening« event began on April 20.

Bright sunshine, a light breeze: the conditions couldn't have been better at the start of the unusual team project initiated by HR & Admin Director Joanna! The 100 participating employees were divided into five groups, each responsible for planting and maintaining a specific area.

Equipped with hoes, rakes, shovels and in high spirits, everyone set to work to literally prepare the ground for vigorous growth. Loosening the soil, weeding, fertilizing, watering and planting. Everything that tastes good: Watermelons, eggplants, peppers, cucumbers, beans, pumpkins. And everything that looks beautiful and will turn part of the plant site into a blooming garden, a green oasis: Chinese roses, hydrangeas, mulberry trees and much more.

Done! At the end of the first day, everyone felt what they had worked on – and were mighty proud of their collective work. To provide an incentive for daily watering and regular care, HR manager Joanna and her team launched a small competition: The employees of the group which grew the most watermelons could invite their families to a »Happy Picnic« in the new CHIRON Group garden.

 Well equipped and ready to do great work: the groups of the »Happy CHIRON Gardening«  community project.
Well equipped and ready to do great work: the groups of the »Happy CHIRON Gardening« community project.
 One month later: the young plants sprout vigorously.
One month later: the young plants sprout vigorously.

Two months later: The care has more than paid off – the harvest turns out lush!