FMH Second Annual Community Garden
Fairfield Memorial Hospitalwas able to till up the ground last week for the 2nd Annual FMH Community Garden “Fresh Blooms”. Weather permitting FMH staff and volunteers will be planting this year’s crops on Thursday, May 23rd from 2pm-4pm. Last year’s garden was such a success that other healthcare organizations in our area are following our lead! This will coincide with FMH’s School’s Out Summer Break Kick-Off Lemonade Stand that will be going on while we are planting. Free flavored lemonade and water will be given out to all who can join us!
The garden will be located on the corner of NW 10th Street and Main Street near Horizon Healthcare. Since a garden requires much upkeep and care, we are asking the community for help in making this wonderful addition possible. The help requested would be building the garden, planting, weeding and watering. Any and all volunteers would be greatly valued. If anyone is interested in volunteering and want more information, please call Brenda Ware-Roge RN BSN, Care Coordinator, at 618-847-8349. Each person who volunteers will receive a free Fresh Blooms hat.
The purpose of the community garden is to benefit the community. The garden will be open to the public and all of the produce that is grown will be given away. This will be a new kind of ground breaking for FMH. Last year we gave away tomatoes, corn and herbs. This year we will be adding peppers, green beans, and more to go along with the tomatoes and corn.
“We hope that by starting this community garden it will provide access to people who are in our community who are not able to have their own garden due to space constraints or lack the resources to be able to have their own garden.Thank you to the FCHS FFA for taking care of our plants that we bought at your sale while we waited for mother nature to give local farmers and us a break from all of the rain that we have had this Spring!”stated Katherine J. Bunting-Williams, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Fairfield Memorial Hospital.