Guthrie’s Community Garden in Sayre has produced its first harvest thanks to local Girl Scouts who have planted, tended, and maintained the garden.
Harvests from plots tended by the Scouts provide fresh vegetables and fruits for patients identified at the Guthrie Weight Loss Center who have food insecurities.
The garden is located on the land between the corners of Lehigh St. and N. Elmer Ave. in Sayre, near the Guthrie Pediatrics building. Guthrie employees also have plots at the garden to grow their own produce.
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 290 physicians and 175 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.
Girl Scouts Audrey Clare, Maddison Belles, Cassandra Friend and Katherine Gorman harvest lettuce at the Guthrie Community Garden.