Gardens for Health

Health center provides patients with gardens for health.

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A health center supports patient wellness with gardens for health.

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Fruits and vegetables go a long way when it comes to preventing health problems. That’s why one health care center in Montgomery County is making a difference in the health of its low-income patients with a new take on health care. When patients at the center are unable to afford fresh fruits and veggies, they can qualify for access to the center’s backyard garden in exchange for helping with a few light chores. This in turn provides moderate exercise, helping to boost overall health even more. Read more about how the Farmacy Garden works the Roanoke Times website.