GPs write 'food scripts' from clinic's rooftop farm

Boston Medical Center's roof farm produces 25 crops, has bees and supplies patients with healthy food

GPs at a medical centre in Boston in the US can give their low-income patients a "food pantry prescription" to access vegetables grown on the hospital’s rooftop farm, a report says.

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In 2017, Boston Medical Centre in Massachusetts, began operating a farm, almost 250m2, on a roof terrace to supply the hospital's kitchen and food pantry with fresh produce.

The farm grows more than 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

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