Established in 1940 with just 10 beds, Homestead Hospital is now a full-service, 142-bed facility. To help promote healthier lifestyles, the hospital created a three-acre organic garden on an adjacent vacant plot. With the potential to grow 30,000 pounds of produce a year, Grow2Heal community garden provides fresh, nutritious food to area residents and healthy food that can be served to hospital patients, visitors, and staff. The garden is also used as a site for educational programs, including school fieldtrips, health fairs, cooking demonstrations, wellness workshops, and support groups. Future plans include the development of an on-site greenhouse, farmers market, and handicap-accessible “healing trail” lined with scented fruits and flowers.