Community Resource Garden Launches Second Season

FREDERICK, Maryland—Hood College and Frederick Memorial Hospital are partnering for the second annual community resource garden to grow produce for local Frederick families, veterans and senior citizens in need. The season’s launch for the garden will be April 24 at 1 p.m. at the corner of Park Avenue and Hood Alley.

Last year, the garden yielded more than 1,000 pounds of produce, which was donated to organizations including the Frederick Rescue Mission, the Frederick Food Bank, the Frederick Senior Center and the Heartly House.

This year, there will be 16 small sub-plots in the garden, equally split between Hood and FMH, and there will be a pollinator strip of native flowers. Also, the Monarch Alliance has donated a generous grant and several dozen plants for four new monarch butterfly habitats to be installed at the launch.

Frederick Memorial Hospital has 233 licensed beds and is the sole hospital in the region, serving all of Frederick City and Frederick County.

Hood College is an independent, liberal arts college, offering 32 bachelor’s degrees, four pre-professional programs, 17 master’s degrees, two doctorates and 11 post-baccalaureate certificates. Located in historic Frederick, near Washington, D.C., Baltimore and the I-270 technology corridor, Hood gives students access to countless internships and research opportunities.

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