Garden of Hope marks 10th anniversary of providing food and blessings
The Garden of Hope at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern is marking its 10th anniversary.
The hospital held a celebration Monday to commemorate its achievements.
The garden produces about 1,500 pounds of fresh produce that was donated to local food pantries each year!
It has also served as a therapeutic space for many people beyond the hospital it resides in. "As they're doing it, they're increasing their oxygenation, they're decreasing their heart rate, they're remembering things and so to be able to watch that on a daily basis is a blessing for myself," says Anne Meore, a horticulture therapist.
During the celebration ceremony, County Executive Ed Day announced The Garden of Hope will be a recipient of $200,000 from the American Rescue Plan Funding, for all the good it has given to veterans and residents in need.