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Strawberry Survival

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The hail pelting Colorado Springs in the past week has been epic and even earned national news coverage. Way back in 2012, the E-Team at Qualtek Manufacturing established the “Qualtanik Gardens”, a garden area where employees could grow fresh food for their families or to share with the community. Employees grew healthy from tending and eating their own produce. But hailstorms this summer have put everything from car windows to a healthy harvest at Qualtek at risk.

Not so fast! After a recent storm demolished most of the carefully tended plants in the Qualtanik Garden we found this beautiful strawberry plant – perhaps protected by its recycled tire location. After years of surviving Colorado weather and benefitting from personally grown garden harvests, Qualtek folks are not about to let a little hail stop them and are ready to replant and regenerate growth again.