Here at Alliance Medical Ministry, our community garden is buzzing with the “busy bees” that grow fresh, healthy produce for our patients. The community garden plays an essential role in our mission to provide medical care to the uninsured working adults of Wake County. The garden allows us to highlight the importance of healthy eating in a very real way to our patients who see the garden and receive its bounty on a regular basis. By incorporating produce from our garden into the patients’ clinical experience through “produce prescriptions” and in our wellness programs, patients are able to see the impact nutrition plays on their overall health and are empowered to improve their nutritional well being. Alliance is starting the year off by participating as a host site for the “Dig In” volunteer workday for AHA’s (Advocates for Health in Action) “Dig In” Conference on March 8th. After the conference participants can come to Alliance to gets hands on experience in our community garden.
On March 15th Crossroads Fellowship is coming to Alliance for a workday to begin planting for the spring.
Everyone is invited on March 22nd to our Spring Garden Kick-off and Open House. We’ll be having a garden workday from 9:30-11:30 and finish with a garden blessing in hopes that our harvest will be a bountiful one for our patients! This is a great chance to come see what Alliance is about and help us start the year off strong.
We will have additional garden workdays throughout the year to harvest, plant, and nurture the garden that works hard year round to nurture our patients. Make plans to join us on any of the following days:
Come dig with us! Contact our Garden Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more.