Late harvest provides fresh, free vegetables for patients
Thanks to the efforts of Driss Bouhbouch of Christiana Care’s Environmental Services Department and other Christiana Hospital staff volunteers, the vegetable garden behind Christiana Hospital has produced a bountiful amount of food for patients and staff this year. The pesticide-free garden is planted annually by employee volunteers and produces a respectable crop that enhances meals at the hospital.
A fall bumper crop of tomatoes, green beans, cabbages, watermelon, onions and more presented an opportunity for nutritionist Elena Schumacher at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center to provide fresh, free produce to cancer patients. Schumacher recruited other cancer center staff to harvest vegetables and provide them to patients along with food-preparation advice.