Started in 1994 and over a half acre in size, seasonally, the garden is the primary supplier for the Taste of Health Cafe. More than 11,000 pounds of produce are harvested every year.
The garden is operated using USDA National Organic program (NOP) standards as a guideline. Environmentally friendly and sustainable practices are key to the garden's continued success.
Fresh, nutrient-dense vegetables and herbs are the cornerstone of a nutritious diet for maintaining health. The garden provides a way to further our mission of "stimulating an epidemic of health."
You can be a part of our dedication to healthier food choices by volunteering in the garden. You have the chance to take part in growing the produce that helps to supply the Taste of Health Cafe. Volunteering in the on-site garden is a great way to decompress from the stressors of daily life and connect with nature. Work opportunities include weeding and watering, harvesting, or inventory. Our herb bed is also poised to make a comeback and will need volunteer help.
Many people find the garden a relaxing place to walk after a healthy meal. Guests are always welcome in our garden.
Volunteers are an essential part of the Riordan Clinic team. Research has shown that people who give to others are healthier, happier, and more contented.