There are two gardens on UPMC Magee's campus in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood.
The main garden is in our first-floor courtyard and features:
The other garden is outside the OB triage on the second floor.
Magee's peaceful, healing outdoor spaces offer patients and their loved ones a quiet place to relax.
These green spaces also serve another purpose. They help our hospital become more sustainable and environment-friendly.
In 2009, Magee partnered with Phipps Conservatory to transform our green spaces into organic herb and vegetable gardens.
During the spring and summer seasons, we grow a variety of produce — anywhere from 1,500 to 2,000 pounds per season.
Every year, we decide what to plant based on the results of the prior year's harvest.
Some of the crops we grow in Magee's gardens include:
Magee received approval from the Department of Health to use the garden-grown produce in our kitchen. We clean all fresh produce we use in food service according to health department food safety guidelines.
Once harvested, our chefs use the fresh, seasonal produce from June through October:
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