Redefining Hospital Food


with Lindsay Allen & David Maffeo

Curated by Leah Mennies


How Boston Medical Center transformed a barren rooftop into a thriving farm (the largest of its kind in the city) that brings fresh produce to its patients, employees, and community. In this talk, you'll learn about how the project--the first of its kind in the state--came about, and what's in store for the future as they start their second growing season. 



6:30pm (doors: 6:0pm)


As usual the event is Free











Lindsay Allen is the farm manager of the Rooftop Farm at BMC and is also the lead farm at Higher Ground Farm, located on the roof of the Boston Design Center in the Seaport neighborhood. Lindsay has worked meticulously with BMC’s support services team, from the hospital’s head chef to inpatient dieticians, to ensure the rooftop’s farm produce can be used throughout the hospital.












David Maffeo, senior director of support services at Boston Medical Center (BMC), is responsible for the efficient coordination of support services at the hospital. These services include food and nutrition, environmental services, patient transport, interpreter and guest support services. David also leads BMC’s Preventive Food Pantry, Teaching Kitchen and rooftop farm, which are focused on teaching and supporting patients and staff. David leads BMC’s sustainability efforts and is an active member of the emergency management team.