Maine VA facility garden gives veterans fresh food

November 15, 2017

The VA Maine Healthcare System's garden has been providing fresh fruit and vegetables for veterans at the Chelsea facility for five years, according to an article on the Press Herald website.

The garden, on a patch of land on the 500-acre campus. It's divided into two sections – there are beds tended by nurses, physicians and others and a set of beds managed by veterans. 

During the last growing season, the garden has produced about 750 pounds of fresh tomatoes, kale, lettuce, green beans, spinach, cucumbers, carrots, summer squash, radishes, Swiss chard and herbs that have been used in the hospital kitchen and by healthcare providers on campus.

When the garden's produce is harvested, it goes right into production if it’s a regular menu item, and it’s served within a couple of days.

Read the article.



See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Food Service

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Many pediatric hospitals are including behavioral health services

Designers on behavioral healthcare projects are creating soothing environments with features a younger patient will like, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Fake paramedic found wandering the halls of Royal Adelaide hospital

Incident represents a major security breach for the newly opened Australian hospital


DebMed Offers Triclosan Alternatives Following FDA’s Healthcare Antiseptic Final Rule


ePIPE® Team Awarded Two U.S. Patents for In-place Protection of Nonmetallic Pipes, Adding to Existing Portfolio of Over 30 Patents


New Marley MD Everestä Counterflow Cooling Tower’s Modular Design Speeds Site Delivery and Installation


Post Comment


• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies

All fields are required.