June 10, 2020
The 2020 growing season for The Bellevue Hospital's (TBH) Community Garden has begun! A big THANK YOU to garden volunteers Connie Meacham, Cat Valero, Bob Beck, Donna Allen, Patti Gray, and Dave Schmidt for helping weed and plant both the garden boxes and butterfly garden in preparation for this season's harvest.
Today, 2 lbs. of harvested strawberries and 1 lb. of lettuce was taken to Fish and Loaves Food Pantry. We are excited to see what this year will yield.
New this year is our butterly garden which we are also sharing with our herb garden. TBH's Registered and Licensed Dietician, Patti Keller, announced her retirement from TBH during the last quarter of 2019. Patti has been instrumental in starting and maintaining the Community Garden and the 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. THANK YOU Patti!