Hospital Gardens are being used more and more for food for the patients and staff of the hospital. The garden at New Milford Hospital has a culinary healing garden. “The garden is especially healing, because it goes into the food that we feed people”, as indicated by Marydale DeBoer, New Milford Hospitals Vice President of External Affairs. The Dining Services Manager of the hospital, Kerry Gold, uses the fresh herbs and vegetables in the preparation of the meals. The chefs are able to walk out the kitchen doors and pick fresh sage, tarragon and other plants to use in making the dressings, sauces and other dishes.
“You treat the whole person, it’s not just the technical piece” which is the concern of Brenda Warren, a member of the hospitals leadership team. The article on the hospitals healing gardens can be found at: http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=2303&dept_id=478843&newsid=20336300&PAG=461&rfi=9