Working with the Rodale Institute to develop an organic, working farm onsite will allow St. Luke’s to continue providing patients with a holistic health care experience that creates a positive atmosphere for health and healing,” said Ed Nawrocki, President, St. Luke’s Anderson Campus. “By providing patients with locally-grown organic produce, St. Luke’s is showing a commitment to the environment and promoting the health of its patients and the community.”
The farm, which is on St. Luke's campus, will help to raise community awareness about the benefits of healthful food and how our food choices impact out overall health and well-being, the article says. Rodale has provided St. Lukes with organic farmer Lynn Trizna to oversee the on-site farm and to ensure the quality of the produce grown there.
“The farm will act as an evolving model for institutions across the country as well as for farmers who have the knowledge but lack the resources to start their own farm," Trizna said.