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Team Building Activities at a Local Farm

Promote corporate team building activities at a local farm.

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Lots of corporate team building activities are held at a local community to promote social corporate responsibility.

What if local farmers would start promoting corporate team building activities at their farms? If the government provided tax subsidies to corporations spending money for team activities at local farms, it would promote more of such local events.

I attended one such event at a local farm in Switzerland. It was a lot of fun and increased awareness about activities on a farm. We ended the event with food cooked from ingredients from the local dairy and farm. At this specific event, we also made cheese, as a team activity, and were able to take samples of the cheese back home with us.

I would like to see more of such events to promote awareness and we need to figure out a way to get corporations to start/continue using this avenue.

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Neat idea. I've done team building activities on both high and low ropes courses but never on a farm. I think this would be an interesting way to give people a different kind of connection to the farm and farm life. I think the team building activities would vary depending on the farm. You might have a compost team for instance that works on moving compost from the compost pile to the garden beds. Maybe that sounds mundane but I think sometimes doing simple activities like that with your co-workers (outside of the work setting) is a team building experience in itself. Other activities might include building a shed, building compost bins, planting, hosting a gardening work shop with kids....the list goes on! And having some sort of unifying symbol like a t-shirt that says something like "xxx company volunteer - changing the world one garden at a time" can help make a group feel more connected.

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