A series of raised gardening beds dubbed the “Healing Gardens” has graced the north side of the Carson Valley Medical Center hospital campus for the past five years.
Employees have seen to the gardens’ care throughout the season each year, harvesting pumpkins, tomatoes, carrots, berries, squash, cucumbers, sunflowers and pretty much anything else that will grow in the Northern Nevada high desert climate.
This May, as in years past, the gardens received an early boost from two community youth organizations.
On May 21, scouts from Boy Scout Troop No. 226 braved a spring rain shower to clean up the beds and the surrounding area, turning over the soil for planting.
And on May 24, students from Grace Christian Academy’s fifth- and sixth-grade class assisted with planting for the season.
Gardening can be a great way to both get yourself outdoors and moving while also bolstering the nutritional quality of your kitchen stock.
Plants that grow well in Carson Valley and the surrounding region include carrots, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, strawberries, potatoes and more.