Orem Community Hospital is home to a LiVe Well Garden. This community garden aligns with Intermountain Healthcare's mission of helping people live the healthiest lives possible.

The purpose of the garden is to:

  • Engage employees, patients and the community
  • Model good health to our patients and community
  • Provide access to fresh vegetables
  • Offer opportunities for physical activity
  • Provide access to gardening education

Garden Details

Currently, the 46-raised-bed garden sits on 1 acre on the east side of the Orem Community Hospital campus. Each planter box is equipped with a drip irrigation system that can be controlled specifically for that box.

  • Forty-four of the planter boxes are available for community members and hospital employees to use for their personal gardening needs.
  • Two of the raised beds will be used for education purposes, including gardening classes offered by the hospital. The Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic on campus will use some of the harvest for patient sensory activities, and we will also host several service projects at the garden. Volunteers at these events will be treated to a meal from the garden produce.

A Community Affair

While this garden may be on the grounds of Orem Community Hospital, it is truly a community affair. From the garden plots available for community members to maintain for personal use, to volunteer opportunities, to future expansion, this is a community garden.

Our goal is to use the LiVe Well Garden to create a hub for neighborhood gardens throughout the City of Orem. The garden on campus will provide a framework for other gardens, and allow community members to get valuable gardening education to maintain future gardens.