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Source: Higher Ground Farm

Hospital Creates Largest Rooftop Farm In Boston

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An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but hospitals now are bringing local fruit directly to their patients. Farms and gardens are sprouting up on hospital grounds all around the country. Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Food in Health Care, a program focused on helping hospitals offer their patients healthy foods, has started to notice that hospital grown produce is becoming increasingly more common. 

The director of the program, Stacia Clinton, points out that offering local produce is a logical step for hospitals, “There is an increasing trend in hospital farms. There’s a greater demand now for people to know where their food is coming from, and hospitals are looking for ways to connect people to their food more directly.”