Nvidia’s Project Inspire Repeats Its Holiday Magic at Veggielution Farm


For the second year in a row, Santa Clara-based tech company Nvidia threw an employee holiday party in the guise of a massive volunteer Nvidia-Project-Inspire-Veggielution-Farm-San-Jose-Good-Neighbor-Stories-Constructionservice event under its Project Inspire Banner at a local nonprofit farm.

About 500 employees, family members, and friends invaded Veggielution at Emma Prusch Farm Park in San Jose on Friday, Dec. 7, and another 1,000 hammered, sawed, dug holes, hammered, painted, and more, on Saturday, Dec. 8.

It was a redux of Project Inspire’s 2011 holiday service event, when a similar number of Nvidia employees and others expanded Full Circle Farm in Sunnyvale. Nvidia stopped having company holiday parties about a dozen years ago, substituting with service on a smaller scale. About six years ago Project Inspire was launched, and each year the projects got bigger.

This year volunteers constructed a permanent farm stand, a teaching kitchen, and a produce washing and packing shed. They also installed new irrigation, planted native hedgerows, painted murals, and many other tasks. Project Inspire also invested approximately $300,000 in materials for the event. [Read more…]