Gallery: Kettle Brands' community garden rights the chip
By Andy Giegerich
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
Click through for a glimpse at how Kettle Brand's new community garden both feeds Salem-area's neediest residents — and educates Kettle employees' children on the joys of gardening.
Kettle Brand's new community garden, which opened this week in Salem, neatly perpetuates the company's image as a green agriculture stalwart.
The 17-plot garden is irrigated with recycled potable water from the Bakes potato chip production line. As such, it's another link in the chain that makes Kettle's plant a zero-waste facility.
Waste not: A look at Kettle's community garden
What's more, vegetables grown in the garden, which is sown by Kettle's workers, go to the Marion-Polk Food Share program.
Kettle opened the spot as part of the 30-year-old Natural Promise program, which includes pledges to not use genetically modified ingredients as well as to recycle cooking oils and other production matter. Kettle also uses a rooftop solar array that reduces its annual carbon emissions by 65 tons.
Click on the gallery above for a look at how Kettle's new employee community garden adds to its sustainability cache.
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