Halifax Hospitals Replacing Flower Beds with Vegetables

Halifax hospitals replacing flower beds with vegetables

Halifax hospitals will soon replace their flower beds with vegetable gardens. The edible plants will be brought to replace the flowers, shrubs and even the lawn outside ten different medical centres. Health authority staff say they’re rethinking the way they use their outdoor space. The plan is to plant everything from beets to tomatoes right outside the hospitals. “The plants outside Halifax hospitals are nice to look at, and soon they’ll be nice to eat too,” said Brian Rankine, the director of managed services at Nova Scotia Health. “We said 50 per cent for our first year and with the intent that eventually we should make it all edible.” They’ll grow beets, parsley, cabbage and kale outside the doors of the Victoria General, Nova Scotia Hospital, Dartmouth General and seven other smaller facilities. Read More…

CBC News
Posted: May 13, 2015

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