The 2020 growing season for The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Community Garden is underway!
Now in its ninth 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 and Clyde Backdoor Food Pantries to help feed the hungry in both communities.
With the help of several volunteers and Master Gardners, over four tons of produce has been grown and donated over the past nine years. 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.
We are always looking for volunteers to help weed the gardens to help them maintain health and growth.
If you are interested in volunteering, call 419.202.3915 for more information.
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.