At Carson Tahoe, we believe healthcare isn't just about treating people when they're sick. It's also about giving people the tools to maintain good health and encouraging overall wellness in our community. Part of that is proper nourishment through fresh, seasonal produce.
In late summer 2017, Carson Tahoe teamed up with The Greenhouse Project, an agricultural and education-based nonprofit, to build the Foothill Garden on Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center's campus. Located behind the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center in north Carson City, Foothill Garden includes a large hoop house and several raised plant beds. The Foothill Garden complements Carson Tahoe's existing Creekside Garden on the west side of the Regional Medical Center campus, which has been growing fresh produce and herbs since 2013.
The gardens are managed by The Greenhouse Project, experts in Nevada agriculture, worked by students who want to learn more about sustainability, and several helpful volunteers. The gardens on the Carson Tahoe campus provide vegetables year-round to The Eagle Valley Children's Home and seniors in our community through Meals on Wheels.
New to the Foothill Garden is a Bee Hotel/Habitat and Pollinator Garden. Created through community partnerships and steerheaded by the Carson City Chamber Leadership Class of 2019, the habitat facilitates healthy flora and creates and space for non-agressive bees to "nest." The project began after Carson City was named the 76th Bee City USA in the nation.
The community is invited to walk alongside connecting trials and to see the dynamic space.
Throughout the year, we'll be hosting informative gardening classes on various topics. Visit our online calendar for more information.