South Lake Hospital Community Garden seeks gardeners and sponsors for fall planting

The garden was created as a sustainable community garden where members of the community can come together to grow and harvest nutritious foods.

MEDIA CONTACT

Kim Couch
352.241.7122
kim.couch@orlandohealth.com

CLERMONT, Fla. — The South Lake Hospital Foundation is looking for gardeners and sponsors to participate in the Fall planting of the hospital’s organic community garden, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 5:30 p.m. on the hospital’s LiveWell Campus.

During the fall season gardeners are encouraged to plant beets, cabbage, cauliflower, greens, kale, lettuce, spinach and tomatoes.

The South Lake Hospital Community Garden was created as a sustainable community garden where members of the community can come together to grow and harvest nutritious foods. The garden is organic, and no pesticides or harmful chemicals may be used.

Garden boxes for hobby gardeners begin at $25 for a 4’ x 4’ box for the year. Sponsors or gardeners may choose to tend the garden themselves or donate it to a local youth organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and proceeds will benefit site development and operations of the garden, as well as education workshops and seminars for gardeners.

Current sponsors include:

  • Uncle Matt’s Organic
  • First Green Bank
  • West Orange Lumber
  • Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Murphy
  • Ms. Jeanne Martel

For more information about sponsorships or to reserve a garden box for planting, contact Sylvia Pane at 352.394.4071, ext. 4406 or sylvia.pane@orlandohealth.com

About LiveWell South Lake Hospital Campus:
The LiveWell South Lake Hospital Campus includes the 122-bed non-profit hospital, in partnership with Orlando Health, Centre for Women’s Health, LiveWell Fitness Center, National Training Center, South Lake Endoscopy Center, South Lake Surgery Center and campus partners Special Olympics Florida, Brandy Johnson Global Gymnastics and several medical office buildings. 

South Lake Hospital has been serving the healthcare needs of the South Lake community since 1947 and employs more than 1,100 team members and has more than 200 physicians on its medical staff. The campus focuses on preventative healthcare through health, sports and fitness programming.

September 05, 2014, in South Lake Hospital News