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The Perks of Ecoscaping

WASTE IS NOT NATURAL For millions of years, Earth’s organisms have continually evolved in an attempt to occupy any available niche in our biosphere. Over time, nature has done remarkably well at making sure resources never go to waste. Rather than attempt to create machines and chemicals that mimic tasks […]

How To: Pickle

A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO PICKLING Farmer Annie leading a pickling class at Goddard House Assisted Living! To spice up any of your favorite vegetables, follow these simple steps: 1. Select your vegetable. If necessary, break the vegetable into smaller pieces to fit into your pint jar. 2. Add […]

The Height of the Summer Harvest

SUMMER HARVEST: GET THOSE SUCKERS! It is truly the peak of the New England summer. Some believe that with the season in full swing, it’s arguably the best time of the year – time for the tomato harvest! There’s simply nothing better than savoring the flavor of a fresh tomato picked from your […]

The Future of Our Cities: Urban Agriculture

Urban agriculture was at the forefront of discussions at the Food Hub Forum event at Boston Public Market on April 25th, 2017. With sessions on topics such as Market Districts and Developing Neighborhoods and The Business of Food Retail, the event was a veritable feast of food knowledge. Green City Growers […]

B(e) the Change in Business

We are thrilled to share that were named to the Game Changers 500 list! Game Changers 500 is an annual ranking of the world’s top for-benefit businesses published by Conscious Company magazine. They seek out organizations that utilize business not only to make money, but to also make the world a better […]

Getting Off the Ground: Rooftop Farms

Skyscrapers, busy streets flooding with people, sirens, honking, and cabs on every corner are everyday sights and sounds for city dwellers. Something that doesn’t typically come to mind when you first think of life in the city is green space, gardens or urban rooftop farms, but that is changing. Due to rapid […]

Private Land for Public Benefit

Efforts to conserve privately owned land reaps benefits that spill over property boundaries, positively impacting the non-paying public. An effective way to to utilize private land for public use is to implement community gardens. Why Community Gardens? Local governments can promote community gardens as a valuable use of land on both public and private property. Represent commitment to the […]

GCG Happenings: 2017 Edition

The 2017 growing season is finally here, and there are a lot of new and exciting things happening here at GCG! New Installations New raised bed gardens at Mass Med in Waltham, MA! New beds for Mapfre in Webster, MA! New beds for Boston Teachers Union K-8, one of our Boston […]

Quality vs. Quantity

Bigger isn’t always better. Large-scale monoculture farming may result in a large quantity of produce, but it can be harmful to the environment and the food grown often lacks quality. On the contrary, polyculture farming offers a sustainable way to grow a variety of different food on the same piece of land […]

Stand Against Sitting

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the average American sits for 6-8 hours per day. Research indicates that sitting for long periods of time is linked to increased risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Retrieved from NextDesk Unfortunately, many jobs today require us to be at our desk, glued to a computer. There […]

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