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Urban Farming is All About Options


Think there’s only one right way to farm in Boston? Think again! Here at GCG, we’ve found a system that works best for us but the urban farmer has an endless amount of options to customize their garden.

Installing […]

The (Not-So-Stinky) Truth About Compost

compost-meme This past weekend I discovered why my roommates did not want to compost in our apartment. To my shock and dismay, my friends actually thought composting occurs in the kitchen, or bin where you collect your compost. They thought it […]

Green City Grow Away Your Winter Blues

b-good-indoor-crate-farmWhen Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog’s Day, we had no idea just how rough his six weeks of forecasted winter would be. With feet of snow still blanketing Boston, it may be tough to think of your garden, let […]

The Benefits of Being a Benefit Corporation

Certified Benefit CorporationDid you know that Green City Growers is a Certified B Corporation? B Corporations are a new kind of company which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems, and since August 2014, we’ve proudly […]

The GCG Love Story, as told by Tany Horgan

Tim worked at Mass Med in their business intelligence and analytic department. He dreamed of having a garden at work and came across an article about Green City Growers and its corporate wellness program at Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare. Tim reached out to HR and Jessie Banhazl to see […]

Edible Education 101 Recap #1-3

Have you ever heard of Edible Education 101? Well, it is everything you need to know about our food system: the good, the bad, and even some solutions. Edible Ed is a live streamed lecture series out of UC Berkeley airing Mondays at 6:30pm PST/9:30pm EST.

So far […]

Confusing Egg Carton Labels Ruffling Your Feathers?


Cage-Free, Omega-3, Free-Range, College-Educated… Wait, whaaat?

We certainly find all the different labels on egg cartons confusing, wondering which eggs are the best for our health and the health of the chickens laying them, and imagine some of you […]

Garden Education Programming In Action


Last week, I was fortunate enough to see GCG’s two garden education specialists in action.  On an early Wednesday morning, Adrienne and Leilani (who let me tag along) made the drive up to Beverly, MA for their weekly garden education program.

At Beverly, there are three classes […]

Creating Edible Classrooms

IMG_3464_2As a Green City Growers business development intern, my primary focus has been spent cultivating new restaurant clients, various sales and marketing tasks like research and web page development, and learning the ins and outs of a company that helps […]

Chicken Myths BUSTED

Yardbirds Backyard ChickensThere are many myths out there about our fluffy friends and we are here to bust them all. Are you thinking of expanding your urban farm to include chickens? Here we give you all the information you will need […]

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