Tackling Our Healthcare Crisis by Growing Food with Thi Squire: PYP 228
September 19, 2017
Thi Squire is the garden manager for Homestead Hospital, located 35 miles south of Miami on Florida's east coast.
A longtime urban gardener and sales rep in the burgeoning farm-to-table industry in South Florida, Squire talked her way into a position growing fresh organic produce for the hospital cafeteria.
Not only that, she began using the 10 acre garden to educate and inspire members of the community of Homestead (which see describes as an agricultural center that's also a food desert) to start cooking with whole, fresh, organic plant foods.
Her "Grow 2 Heal" and "Grow Your Lunch" programs are proving incredibly popular with kids and adults alike, and are introducing thousands of farm workers to the culinary potential of the plants they tend and harvest every day.