MercyMed of Columbus Grows Own Community Garden

 

MercyMed of Columbus has started their own community garden!

Public Health Advocate and MercyMed farmer Keith Sims went up to Pine Mountain to learn how to farm and wanted to bring his newly learned skills back to Columbus!

Fundraising for the new garden started in November and they started planting in January.

MercyMed will offer their clients all sorts of fruits and vegetables like carrots, turnips, radishes, cabbage, arugula, kale and some Summer crops like watermelon, tomatoes, okra, beans, you name it!

The reasoning behind the new garden: they want to make healthy food accessible and affordable.

You can start buying fruit and veggies in June.

MercyMed’s garden will be open in the mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. five days a week, Monday through Friday.

The garden is open to MercyMed clients as well as surrounding communities of North Highland, Bibb City and City Village for a 25% discount.

Those with EBT Benefits get a 50% discount.

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