The Pondera Medical Center partnered with the Conrad Garden Club, Conrad High School Horticulture Class, Conrad High School FFA and the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation to develop raised garden beds. PMC and its partners created Memory Walk Gardens to foster a space where young and old alike can come together to play, exercise, reflect and grow.
This project began in May of 2012 and was completed in December of 2012. The gardens have generated a large amount of support from both those living and working at the Pondera Medical Center (PMC), families, Conrad High School students and the community. Originally the gardens were just raised beds. However, volunteers rebuilt the in-ground raised beds constructed by the FFA so that they are now mobile. Each bed sits on wheels and can be rolled all over the patio, creating more accessibility for the PMC residents. Soaker hoses were also fixed to the beds to facilitate easier watering. A different group of volunteers made small planters with castor wheels. The Conrad High School Horticulture Class donated vegetable plant starters for the raised beds and assisted in planting the hanging baskets for the patio.