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A Boston Hospital with a Farm on Its Roof Seeks to Inspire Others
eMediNexus,  27 July 2019
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A rooftop farm at a medical center in Massachusetts could serve as a model for hospitals that seek to encourage healthy eating, says a new report.

In 2017, Boston Medical Center (BMC) began operating a 2658-square-foot farm on a roof terrace to supply the hospitals kitchen and food pantry with fresh produce. The farm grows over 25 crop varieties and makes honey from two beehives. It relies on one full-time farmer, one part-time assistant, a beekeeper and hospital volunteers to help run the farm. The report is published in the American Journal of Public Health.

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