Fenway Farms

Project Completion
April 13, 2015

Boston, MA

Building Type

Fenway Farms was designed as part of an ongoing campaign by the Boston Red Sox to inspire individual and community health and wellness for Red Sox Nation. Some 2.9 million visitors who come to the park each year get the chance to witness the rooftop farm in action. 

Recover designed the farm to meet both stringent structural requirements and impressive food production goals. A modular system filled with compost-based growing media enables the farm to efficiently grow over 6,000 pounds of organic produce annually during the three-season operation. Harvested crops such as arugula, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, herbs, and potatoes are selected by EMC Club Kitchen chefs for use in salads and fresh side dishes, as well as for use by street-side food vendors. 

To support farm’s rotating array of vegetables and herbs, Recover installed an efficient on-demand smart drip irrigation system that adjusts to local weather data. The system is monitored and adjusted remotely to ensure the success of the rooftop farm produce. 

All farm management services, including planting and harvesting, are provided by our partner Green City Growers.  

Project winner of the 2013 Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Special Recognition Award of Excellence

Project winner of the 2017 Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Intensive Institutional Award of Excellence


Client Name
Boston Red Sox

7,000 sq. ft.

Green Roof Design
Recover Green Roofs

Irrigation Installer
Recover Green Roofs

Green Roof Installer
Recover Green Roofs

Farm Management
Green City Growers

Green Roof Media
Vermont Compost Company

Plant Type(s)
Vegetables & herbs

Green Roof Components
Recover Aerated Media Module (RAMM)

Waterproofing Membrane
Carlisle EPDM

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