Bernheim Receives Community Health Improvement Grant from Flaget Memorial Hospital

By bernheim

Executive Director, Dr. Mark Wourms and Bernheim staff accepting check at Flaget Memorial Hospital

Flaget Memorial Hospital has generously awarded $28,500 in grant funding to Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest and St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministries. This significant contribution aims to enhance the overall health and well-being of the Nelson County community. The allocated funding will be utilized throughout the 2024 calendar year.

Jennifer Nolan, President of Flaget Memorial Hospital, emphasized the crucial role played by Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest and St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministries in educating the community on healthier dietary habits. She expressed pride in supporting these organizations and expressed optimism about the ongoing success of their missions through the grant funding.

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest have been granted $18,500 to advance their efforts in promoting healthy food education, sustainable food production, and the development of their edible garden, with a specific focus on Nelson County students.

“We are proud to partner with Flaget Memorial Hospital to improve the health and well-being of Nelson County residents through engagement in our Edible Garden,” said Renee Frith, Director of Horticulture and Sustainable Landscapes at Bernheim. The funding will also support the expansion of collaborative efforts with high school students, involving an additional 600 Nelson County school children in hands-on learning experiences within the Edible Garden. The aim is to inspire these students to cultivate their own food at home, fostering a long-term impact on the community’s health and well-being.

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