Alliance Medical Ministry “Gardener for the Day” Kid Friendly Project Did you know approximately 131,000 Wake County residents are food insecure. To address food insecurity issues facing many patients, AMM partnered with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle to build an on-site Community Garden. Annually, they harvest 2,000 pounds of fresh produce. All produce is distributed to patients in the clinic or wellness classes along with nutritional information and healthy recipes to encourage patients to try new vegetables. On a half of an acre, the garden grows a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and fruits. They focus on growing food that is culturally relevant and familiar to their patient population. Volunteers will tend the garden and do any necessary work to assist the upkeep of this ministry garden hosted by the Alliance Medical Ministry. With eight rows and 20 garden boxes, there’s always work to be done! Typical tasks include planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting. No gardening experience required. The AMM Wellness Coordinator will oversee your time and offer instructions, tasks, and tools. However, we do recommend you bring your own gloves and wear garden boots.