Our friends and strategic partners have been instrumental in moving our mission forward to reach as many people as possible. Without our partners, it would have taken Green City Growers much longer to touch the lives of the thousands of individuals we’ve reached thus far.
Team FNV (that’s “Fruits and Veggies” is taking a page out of the marketing playbook once only reserved for fast food and sportscars. Taking over billboards and airwaves, and enlisting a team of athletes and celebrities, FNV is promoting fruits and veggies in a way never seen before!
We’re excited to have joined an impressive group of partner organizations and influencers on Team FNV, many of whom are eager to take part in the urban farming movement.
We are proud to partner with Lovin’ Spoonfuls, a local food rescue organization. The main destination for produce donation from most of our corporate farms and gardens, including Fenway Farms, Lovin’ Spoonfuls rescues fresh food – that would otherwise go to waste – and delivers it directly to the community organizations and resources.
Since 2010, Lovin’ Spoonfuls has rescued more than 4 million pounds of fresh food, helping to feed more than 500,000 people.
City of Somerville
In 2012, GCG partnered with the City of Somerville to promote urban agriculture through city-wide initiatives and garden installations. Mayor Curtatone sponsors the Urban Agriculture Ambassador Program every spring, which trains 20 Somerville residents in horticulture skills they can apply at home and in the community. In exchange, Ambassadors volunteer 30 hours in community agriculture projects like the City Hall Garden, Groundwork Somerville gardens, and Somerville’s Mobile Market.
College for Social Innovation
College for Social Innovation brings together college and social sector organizations to create fully credited, hands-on learning experiences that are meaningful, accessbile, and life-changing. We’re happy to host interns from CfSI, helping to bring real-world experience and discovery of purpose to the center of students’ college years.