|The Health Dept. garden on its way.|
An idea that was a mere seed last year has blossomed into a full-blown garden outside the Brookline Department of Public Health (BDPH) on Pierce Street. This spring, staff at BDPH approached Alan Balsam, Director of Health and Human Services, to propose a garden outside their building. With Alan's enthusiastic support, the staff created space on their property for a vegetable and herb garden.
|Watering the newly planted garden.|
|Tomatoes from the garden.|
|Planting at the garden.|
But the biggest pay-off is the harvest. "I picked my lunch!" reported Daniella Wodnicki, Health Inspector, who tweets to her friends about the beans, beets, tomatoes, and basil she has been able to pluck from the garden and eat. With all its perks, BPHD staff will miss the garden's bounty after the harvest - but, there's always next year!
By Lindsay B. LeClair, Intern, Community Health