HGH Employee Committee Invites Public to 'Save the Plants Day'

This Saturday, the employees at Humboldt General Hospital will host a day-long plant adoption, and all local residents are invited to participate.

"Save the Plants Day" is hosted by the Humboldt General Hospital Employee Committee in preparation for the hospital to begin construction of a new memory care unit early next year.

Trees at the construction site were relocated to the new Winnemucca Volunteer Fire Department last week; now, according to committee president Rick McComb, it's the plants' turn.

"Self-serve plant relocation will help prevent these plants from making a journey to the landfill," said McComb. "We're hoping that our community will take advantage of this opportunity. These are hardy plants that will make a healthy addition to your garden or yard after the winter."

The plant adoption will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 22, in the parking lot at the corner of Haskell Street and Harmony Road.

McComb suggested that residents bring their own tools and containers, although some shovels and bags will be available. Additionally, a small skid will help with the larger plants.

McComb said plants range from shrubs and ground cover to flowering plants with many varieties in between.

"There is no limit to how many you can take," said McComb. "Just remember, each one you take is one that will be spared from destruction."

The HGH Employee Committee will provide hot drinks and assistance as needed.

"This is our committee's contribution toward the construction of the new memory care center and toward our community," said McComb, "so we really hope people will take advantage of this gardening opportunity."