Green City Growers transforms unused space into thriving urban farms, providing our clients with immediate access to nutritious food, while revitalizing city landscapes and inspiring self-sufficiency.
We envision a world where rooftops and vacant lots become common and productive places to grow food – an agricultural revolution for a healthier nation. People from all walks of life, living in urban areas, will have access to a network of sustainable farms, fueling personal and environmental health, and local food sustainability.
We help you farm. Anywhere.
Jessie Banhazl was inspired by a college friend who had encountered a few ambitious urban farmers doing business on the west coast installing and maintaining vegetable gardens for home owners. She left her career in reality television and moved back to Boston to shape a business that transplants a farm’s essence anywhere in the city.
In 2008, Green City Growers was established to offer local Boston-area families, schools, restaurants, businesses and municipalities a professional and experienced “helping hand” to install and maintain organic urban farms in unconventional spaces. By the end of 2009, GCG had installed over one hundred raised beds, partnered with a major corporation, and established themselves as the urban agricultural leader for raised bed vegetable gardens at homes and businesses in New England. The following year GCG doubled business and expanded to new cities and towns.
GCG has worked with hundreds of businesses, schools, restaurants, and homeowners in throughout the northeast. We have developed custom technologies for season extension, and a state-of-the-art rooftop farming system in collaboration with green roofing company Recover Green Roofs.
To date, Green City Growers has grown over 175,000 pounds of organic produce valued at more than half a million dollars, and worked hands-on with more than 7,500 individuals, all in under two acres of growing space.
Green City Growers continues to transform unused space into thriving urban farms, making it easy to grow food at home, at work, at school or anywhere else the sun shines.
We Are a B Corp!
Green City Growers is pleased to be part of a class of companies called B Corps. With this certification comes a dual mission that combines bottom-line success and social responsibility, which has been part of the GCG mission from the beginning. The B is for benefit, and it’s Corp as in corporation. As a B Corp – benefit corporation – we believe that business can be a source for good by serving our community and society as a whole. Like other companies with B Corp certification, we are change-makers that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.