Retirement home grows its own food

Community garden was started two years ago.

June 24—Residents at Southminster Retirement Community, in Charlotte, N.C., can plant, care for and eat the fruits and vegetables they are served each day.

The retirement home’s community garden, which was created two years ago, is part of the center’s push toward creating a more sustainable, healthier food system.

Leading this initiative is Southminster’s executive chef, Kris Reid, 38, who has worked for the retirement community for three years.