The 2023 growing season for The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Community Garden has come to an end, but it was a very successful year! Over 600 lbs. of produce was harvested from the garden in 2023 and donated to local charities.
In its 12th year, the Community Garden project is a co-partnership between TBH and the City of Bellevue. All produce grown in the garden is donated to Bellevue Fish and Loaves, Clyde Backdoor Food Pantry and God's Caring Ministries to help feed the hungry in local communities.
With the help of several volunteers and Master Gardners, nearly five tons of produce has been grown and donated over the duration of this project. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables have been grown in the garden over the last several years including green beans, wax beans, onions, asparagus, sweet potatoes, popcorn, squash, cucumbers, peppers, okra, eggplant, carrots, strawberries, a variety of lettuce and greens and an array of herbs.
As with any garden, our Community Garden requires maintenance and upkeep in order to grow the quality crops we're able to donate. If you are interested in making a donation to our garden, please fill out the form below. Your donation will be much appreciated and put to good use as we continue to make this project sucessful for our local communities.
Herb & Butterfly Garden
The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Registered and Licensed Dietician, Patti Keller, announced her retirement from TBH during the last quarter of 2019. For over two decades, Patti worked tirelessly as a dietician and Certified Diabetic Educator, assisting thousands of patients over the years adjust their diets and eating habits to better their overall health.
Patti was also instrumental in starting a Community Garden and a separate herb garden on the grounds of TBH. The Community Garden has supplied thousands of pounds of fresh vegetables to needy families over the years, while the herb garden continues to supply fresh herbs for employees and community members to use in cooking.
In recognition of the time and research Patti has contributed to her garden projects over the years, the herb garden, which is located on the southwest side of the hospital's campus, was dedicated on Jan. 31, 2020 as the Patricia S. Keller Butterfly & Herb Garden.