Education, Programming, and Outreach
The Garden of Hope is a 1.5 acre community garden plot providing nutrition, education, and a sense of social togetherness for oncology patients and their primary caregivers managed by JamesCare for Life.
<p>Dr. Colleen Spees presenting the early phases of her nutrition research with a feasibility study completed in The Garden of Hope.</p>
Children of OSU alumni indulging in face painting, fall refreshments, music, crafts, and specialty pumpkins on and grown by the Waterman team! Photo courtesy of Hannah Van Zant.
The James Ambassadors Society is the premier advocacy group for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center in promoting a cancer-free world. In 2017 an Ambassador's event was hosted on Waterman for fundraising opportunities and to celebrate preventative cancer research, including that of which Dr. Colleen Spees conducts in her own plot (Hope Grows) on Waterman.
<p>Fundraising event for the fight to end cancer hosted on Waterman. All produce displayed and or auctioned off at the event was grown onsite at Waterman!</p>
<p>Dr. Colleen Spees, Associate Professor of the OSU College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, finishing a discussion with WBNS-10TV news anchor, Tracy Townsend revolving the importance of nutrition research using an agricultural foundation, such as JamesCare for Life's Garden of Hope.</p>