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
Reuters Health

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.

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.