News From Terre Haute, Indiana


May 17, 2013

Union Hospital community garden spots now available

TERRE HAUTE — Community gardening spots are now available at the Union Hospital Community Garden for Wabash Valley residents interested in planting and maintaining a garden but may not have the space. The garden is located west of the intersection of North Sixth Street and Seventh Avenue in Terre Haute at 1430 N. Sixth St.

Union Hospital is offering free 10 feet by 10 feet and 10 feet by  15 feet garden plots on a first-come, first-serve basis. Plots are being pre-tilled for gardeners this week, and the garden will officially open to the public during the First Annual Union Hospital Open Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday. A representative from the Purdue Extension office and the Indiana State University Community Garden will be onsite that day from 10 a.m. to noon to answer any gardening questions.

The Union Hospital Community Garden is completely organic. No pesticides or herbicides will be permitted. Gardeners will be provided with access to water and use of community garden tools to help them with their growing.

“Union Hospital wants to be a community leader in encouraging individuals and families to eat healthy,” said James Twitchell, Union Hospital community benefit specialist. “Hopefully by providing these free plots to the public, we can increase access to healthy foods in our community and encourage people to be active at the same time.”

In starting its first community garden, Union Hospital has received guidance from Indiana State University representatives who has been successfully operating a community garden for several years.

Union Hospital would like to extend a special thanks to area businesses that supported this initiative to start a community garden including Gurman Container, Bunch Nurseries, Indiana State University, The Apple House and Purdue Extension.

For more information about the garden or to register for a garden plot, visit or call the Union Hospital Marketing and Public Relations Department at 812-238-7657.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Captain of Sunken South Korean Ferry Apologizes Malaysia Plane: Ocean Floor Images 'Very Clear' Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Raw: Bulgarian Monastery Dyes 5000 Easter Eggs Diplomats Reach Deal to Ease Tensions in Ukraine Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Sparks Fly With Derulo and Jordin on New Album Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Raw: Royal Couple Visits Australia Mountains Raw: Pro-Russian Militants Killed on Base Raw: Two Lucky Kids Get Ride in Popemobile Raw: Blast at Tennessee Ammunition Plant Kills 1 U.S. Sending Nonlethal Aid to Ukraine Military New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Miley Cyrus Still in Hospital, Cancels 2nd Show
NDN Video
Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Don't Be A Tattletale: Bad Bullying Tips For Students Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday The trillest thoughts on marijuana "RHOA" Star Charged With Battery Grizzly Bears Get Snowy Birthday Party Weatherman draws forecast when another technical glitch strikes WGN Elizabeth Olsen's Sexy Shoot Bay Area Teen Gets Prom Date With Help From 'Breaking Bad' Star Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Behind The Tanlines Jersey Strong Part 1 WATCH: Women Fight To Marry Prince Harry! Jenny McCarthy Engaged to "New Kid" Kate and Will Land in Oz O’Reilly Launches Preemptive Strike Against CBS Pixar Unveils Easter Eggs From its Biggest Movies Baby Sloths Squeak for Their Cuddle Partners in Adorable Video

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010

Real Estate News