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Busy bees preparing to assist Community Hospital Anderson

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Anderson, Indiana – This week’s opening of the Community Hospital Anderson’s expanded farm and new Jetty Community Center has some people working nonstop.

According to representatives of the Community Hospital Anderson Foundation, honey was taken from a colony of 200,000 bees and will be sold in the gift shop. At the new farm, 200 pounds of honey should be produced yearly.

The hospital system’s efforts to combat food insecurity in Madison County are included in all of this. In terms of food insecurity, Madison County is ranked 12th out of Indiana’s 92 counties. By giving out around 30,000 pounds of the annual yield to the community, the farm expansion seeks to solve that problem.

Fresh produce will be grown on the three-acre farm and donated to nearby food banks, charities, and needy patients. There will also be a garden where patients can get free flowers.

A demonstration kitchen will also be available to help visitors learn how to prepare wholesome meals.

The new community center and farm will have their grand opening on Thursday at 3 p.m.

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