Boston healthcare facility growing produce for patients

November 9, 2017

Boston Medical Center (BMC) workers have started a garden on a roof of the hospital, according to an article on the Los Angeles Times website.

The garden is 7,000 square feet and is expected to produce 5,000 pounds of produce by the year's end and holds two beehives.

The produce is used on patients' meal trays and a hospital salad bar.

Vegetables also are sometimes sent to BMC's preventive food pantry and distributed to low-income patients who often struggle to meet their nutritional needs on a limited food budget.

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