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    Boston Medical Center Rooftop Farm Tour - USGBC MA

  • 20 September 2017
  • Start time : 06:00 AM
  • End time : 08:00 PM
  • Event Host : Boston Medical Center
  • Event Location : Boston Medical Center, Boston Medical Center Place, Boston, MA, 02118, United States
Event Description

Join us for a tour of Boston Medical Center’s rooftop farm! The once barren roof of the hospital’s power plant building is now the largest rooftop farm in the city. The 7,000-square-foot farm’s produce helps stock the center’s food pantry and supplements food served to the hospital’s patients. The garden is expected to produce 15,000 pounds of food this growing season!

The rooftop farm reduces BMC’s carbon footprint by increasing green space, adding carbon-breathing plants, reducing the building’s energy use and absorbing and slowing the flow of rainwater. In addition, by producing food onsite, BMC is decreasing the energy required to transport food.

Lindsay Allen, BMC farm manager will lead our tour.

We will gather for food and drinks at a local cafe in the South End after this tour.
If you have a building that you would like to suggest for a tour, please email this event through the contact link. We look forward to hearing more about how your site would be an interesting project for our community.


About USGBC Massachusetts:

The USGBC Massachusetts Chapter is a membership-based community advocating for green buildings at the state and local level. The USGBC MA Chapter provides green building education, networking, advocacy and leadership opportunities for the sustainable building community and beyond. Our events and programming are supported by the volunteer efforts of our community members.

Over 550 people participate as members & active volunteers, and over 14000 people subscribe to our various communication lists. Through our many committees, we address all aspects of the greening of the real estate sector - from planning, design & engineering, construction, management & operation and beyond. We help all practitioners by promoting market transformation. You can join us and be a part of this massive effort to improve the built environment.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Boston Medical Center
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Green Building Tour

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