Community Garden

At Alliance, we know many of our patients face physical and economic barriers to fresh fruits and vegetables, which are critical to improvement of their overall health. In response to these barriers, we built our Community Garden in 2009 to begin providing our patients with fresh produce.  It has grown exponentially!  In 2015, we harvested 2,000 pounds of fresh produce.  All produce is combined with healthy recipes and farmers' market information and made available to patients in the clinic.  Produce from the garden is also used and distributed through various wellness classes.  We welcome patients to complete their "prescription exercise" and lend their green thumb in our Community Garden

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Seed To Supper

Alliance is a site for the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's Seed to Supper program, a five-week beginners gardening course. Seed to Supper participants learn how to go from having nothing in your yard and little knowledge of gardening to being capable of starting and maintaining a small vegetable and flower garden. Each participant that attends four of the five classes is eligible to apply to receive the installment of a backyard garden worth 150 dollars!  The classes are taught by three different Master Gardeners volunteers.  At each class, participants spend an hour learning the basics and essentials of gardening, and then get their hands dirty in Alliance's garden!  The course contains half Alliance patients and half Inter-Faith Food Shuttle community members . The program has been extremely well-attended and engaging, thus far. The next course will take place in the spring of 2017. Please stay tuned for updates on the course dates and times.

Fresh Produce

In 2015, we harvested 2,000 pounds of fresh produce.  All produce is combined with healthy recipes and farmers' market information and made available to patients in the clinic.  Produce from the garden is also used and distributed through various wellness classes.  We welcome patients to complete their "prescription exercise" and lend their green thumb in our Community Garden!