Lisa King Talks Going Green At Work
On March 20, 2014, Lisa King visited Macy’s in Pittsburgh to talk about bringing a bit of the farm to the office, turning what can be a drab and dreary space into something vibrant and green.
Following a presentation on floral arrangement—a topic that is also near and dear to Lisa’s heart—Lisa took the stage and spoke to a crowd of about 60 shoppers, many of whom used their lunch breaks to meet and hear from the Farm Kings star. After Lisa offered four tips for making an office more welcoming, using her work on the farm as inspiration, she took questions from the crowd and shared samples of her Italian wedding soup.
The questions focused on making healthier eating choices—one of her greenifying tips—turning an in-store appearance into a down-home discussion of getting closer to your food. Lisa talked about easy ways to plan what you eat, how to choose recipes that are easy to make and nutritious.
This is the King family style. The core of the eat local movement is about getting close to your food, which ultimately means getting closer to the people that make and grow your food. When you shop at a farmers’ market, for example, you get to talk directly with the farmers who grow your food, which often results in a long term connection between farmers and their customers, their community.
It’s a special relationship, and Lisa demonstrated that at Macy’s. The farmers in your community are proud of the food they create, and they have a lot of knowledge to share, whether they’re helping you to bring life to your office or to eat healthier.