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 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 200,000 pounds of organic produce, 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.