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Executive Chef Kyle Evans checks out some of the harvest in the Commonwealth Garden’s 3,000-square-foot greenhouse, which allows crop production over the winter to continue.

Hospital gets produce from next-door farm

Frank Howard Memorial Hospital sits next to a five-acre certified organic community garden and greenhouse, which supplies it with plenty of fresh produce.

Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits, Calif., has been reaping the bounty from a five-acre Commonwealth Garden located across the street. The small (25 licensed beds) critical access hospital operates the 93-seat Roots retail restaurant on its premises, which has become a magnet for community diners as the place with “the best food for the best price,” according to Ananda Johnson, director of the Commonwealth Garden.

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