Norristown’s Einstein Montgomery, Greener Partners Create Rooftop Garden for Healthy Meals for Pregnancy Program

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Einstein Medical Center Montgomery partnered with the Montgomery County Health Department in creating a container garden atop the six-story garage attached to the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Medical Building on Street, Norristown. (MONTCO.Today file photo.)

Einstein Montgomery hospital has partnered with Greener Partners to create a rooftop garden in the heart of Norristown for its Healthy Meals for Pregnancy program, writes Gary Puleo for The Times Herald.

The thriving garden on top of the six-story garage attached to the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Medical Building has been created with the help of a Health Department grant.

The garden program is the perfect way for the hospital to reach the prenatal group and encourage healthy habits during pregnancy.


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“Greener Partners is helping us so much,” said Brandi Chawaga, Einstein Montgomery’s director of community wellness. “They really know all the tricks of the trade for growing crops.”

Vegetables grown in the dozen rooftop beds ensure that participants in the hospital’s prenatal program get several healthy meals for free. Every few weeks, the produce is distributed at the Genuardi Family Foundation Maternal Health Center at the Karabots Medical Building.

“Greener Partners comes and gives cooking demonstrations and hands out recipes,” said Chawaga. “It helps to engage the patients in the importance of being healthy and it’s all available to them for free.”

Read more about Einstein Montgomery hospital’s new garden at The Times Herald by clicking here.

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