Goshen Health plants community garden for second year

May 24, 2017

GOSHEN, Ind. – In partnership with Goshen Middle School’s seventh grade class, Goshen Health will plant the seeds of health for the community on Thursday, May 25 in their community garden. The garden will be located behind Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction and the Goshen Retreat Women’s Health Center.

“We are looking forward to our second year of the Goshen Health Community Garden,” stated Sara Stalter, director, food and nutrition services, Goshen Hospital. “We are reaching out to more organizations in the county to see how we can best partner and offer fresh produce to the community. It is very exciting to see all the different ways the garden can be used in our organization and community!  The community garden has proven to be a way to really connect and do fellowship together.”

In 2017, the garden will be planted on one acre of land with the potential to farm on six acres. At the end of the growing season, Goshen Health will donate between 500 and 10,000 pounds of the produce to Seed to Feed, a program of Church Community Services in Elkhart.

About Goshen Health:
Goshen Health is an award-winning health system that is recognized locally and nationally for its innovation, excellence in patient care and Colleague workplace satisfaction. The organization has achieved these honors by taking a values-driven approach to health care, focusing on compassion, accountability, respect and excellence in every endeavor.

About Seed to Feed:
Seed to Feed, a program of Church Community Services, works alongside the organization’s food pantry and Food Bank of Elkhart County to address food insecurity in Elkhart County.