Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh
Where: Pittsburgh, PA
Dedication Date: June 8, 2014
Donation Type: "Edible Garden and Mindfulness Path" on the underutilized third floor rooftop patio will combine hands-on gardening, solar power demonstration, recycling, and education
Claim to Fame: Sole donor for a new Edible Garden and Mindfulness Path allows for practices to improve our personal health and the health of our planet
In 1890, the 15-bed Pittsburgh Hospital for Children opened, and in 2009, the hospital moved to a new 313-bed campus, one of the first LEED-certified pediatric hospital campuses in the United States. As the only pediatric hospital in the western half of Pennsylvania, the Edible Garden and Mindfulness Path is available to 5,000 staff and faculty and 198,000 kids plus accompanying adults, guardians and siblings each year.
Outside of the cafeteria, the Edible Garden and Mindfulness Path will be made possible through a $78,375 grant from the Sun Club to purchase and install a living wall, plants, composting, irrigation, solar pathway lighting, three Big Belly trash units (trash, compost, recycling), and seating. Additionally, educational components can be viewed throughout this newly upgraded natural setting.