Veggies grown in new Progressive Field Players Lot garden to be used by Home Clubhouse cook

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Those giant planters you see in the Progressive Field Players lot aren’t just for show: The vegetables will be put to good use by Home Clubhouse chef Mark Blaszak and are another example of the Indians organization’s vast sustainability efforts.

The Indians are putting the 60 tons or so of organic waste that is composted each year from the ballpark to good use: By growing veggies, such as tomatoes, eggplant, assorted herbs, peppers, kale, spinach and cucumbers that will be used in the meals cooked for Tribe players by Blaszak.

Brad Mohr, the club’s Assistant Director of Ballpark Operations, conceived the idea to re-use the vast quantity of waste that is composted at the ballpark. The Indians got an assist from local garden experts Pettitti’s, which donated the plants and organic soil enhancers being used in the project.

Mohr said he expects the first veggies to be ready and in players’ meals soon.

For more on the Indians sustainability efforts, click here.(

–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond

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