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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland changes the conversation from sickness to health with new farm

Posted at 5:50 PM, Jun 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-21 18:29:22-04

PONTIAC, Mich. (WXYZ) — It is not a place where you would expect to see a farm, but a hospital and health care team in metro Detroit thought differently.

They believe a farm on hospital property is a perfect opportunity to change the conversation from illness to health for patients, doctors, and an entire community.

7 Action News Reporter Andrea Isom went to where the crops are growing in Pontiac.

It is a beautiful venture and there are so many ways to get involved.

Hospital colleagues and local members of the community are invited to volunteer at the farm by e-mailing

Members of the community interested in participating in the farm share program can sign up at

Those interested in donating funds to support farm operations and programing can visit

For questions regarding the farm or any of its classes or programs, please visit You may also follow The Farm at St. Joe's Oakland on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.