As part of offseason renovations that added 174 seats and enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity, Fenway Park announced last week that it had also installed a rooftop garden at the 103-year-old ballpark. The garden, Fenway Farms, will provide seasonally rotating produce for concessions as well as a space to educate local youth on both healthy diets and environmental preservation.
The garden expands upon the pilot tomato-growing project in the bullpen that the Boston Red Sox initiated in 2008. Fenway Farms came into existence through a collaborative effort with Recover Green Roofs, which installed the planters and irrigation system for the garden, and Green City Growers, which has taken the lead on planting and maintenance of the garden space.
Fenway Farms provides another example of the ways in which even the nation’s oldest operational ballpark can commit to sustainable integration into its urban landscape. Most importantly for fans, the produce sourced on site “will not affect pricing throughout the ballpark,” according to team spokesperson Zineb Curran.