This Hospital Is Feeding Doctors & Patients Food From Its Rooftop Farm

BY: EMMA LOEWE

DR. ROBERT GRAHAM HEALTHY FOOD GARDEN

A colorful hallway frames a whiteboard with the day's offerings — lettuce, cilantro, kale and artichoke, to name a few. Unassuming industrial doors lead out onto an oasis of lush, fragrant plants, and for a moment, it's easy to forget you're still in a hospital.

Victory Greens Garden drapes the roof of Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital in fresh vegetables, herbs and edible flowers.

Dr. Robert Graham, Director of Integrative Health at Lenox Hill, along with his wife Julie, created it two years ago to show his hospital community the role that food plays in well-being.

Christi Scofield