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Urban Farming in Berlin

Green City Growers’ CEO & Founder, Jessie Banhazl, reports from the road on her Eisenhower Fellowship, taking place from September 9th- October 13th, 2019. To learn more about her program objectives, check out her previous blog post.  Before arriving in Berlin, I had a vague sense of what urban agriculture […]

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Jessie’s EF Journey Begins

This blog is written by GCG Founder & CEO, Jessie Banhazl I can’t believe it’s HERE! On Sept 9th, I will be arriving in Berlin for the first stop of my Eisenhower Fellowship journey. For 5 weeks, I will be travelling through Germany, Sweden, and France to learn more about […]

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GCG Names Christopher Grallert as Company President

Green City Growers (GCG) has announced the promotion of Christopher Grallert to the position of Company President.

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Why We are a Bcorp

Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business classification that balances purpose and profit.

An Interview with Farmer Cristina Cosentino

How did you get into farming? I sort of fell into farming while researching Slow Food for my Master’s degree in Italy. Slow Food is a now international movement that began in Italy in response to the first McDonald’s opening in Rome in 1986. Today Slow Food advocates for “good, […]

An Interview with Eric Dawson, Farmer and Educator

“I’ve come to recognize that caring for a garden can also be a way of caring for one’s self. It’s extremely inspiring to see first-hand how our programs help lift people up.” Read the full interview with our farmer and educator Eric Dawson to find out what led Eric to Green City Growers and how he sees his work here engaging and inspiring local communities.

GCG Awarded 2019 USDA Farm-to-School Grant

Green City Growers, in partnership with the Boston Public Schools, Friends of the Boston Schoolyards, and the BPS STRIVE program, are pleased to announce that we are the recipient of a 2019 Farm-to-School grant from the USDA.

Add Something New to Your Garden: Microgreens!

If you are an urban gardener with limited space, these are the plants for you! Microgreens have been widely grown and harvested since the 80s, but they are now beginning to pick up popularity because growing them is so simple! The term microgreens refers to a variety of edible immature […]

An Interview With Chris Grallert, GCG’s Managing Director

How did you get into farming? When I was a little kid, I asked my father for candy money. I was 12 or 13 at the time. He said to talk to Mr. Morrison, who owned an apple orchard down the road. My best friend Jimmy and I picked up […]

2018, in Numbers

This year we’re focusing on building strategic partnerships and sustained profitability to provide the greatest social and environmental good we can.

Our Team Goals for 2019

None of us are real believers in resolutions, but many of us have goals for the coming year both professionally and personally. Here’s a list of some of our goals: GCG Team: This year we are all looking forward to growing and learning in our recently redesigned Research and Development […]

Endless Summer: The Search for the Perfect Cold Frame

Really…Endless Summer? While we may be drowning in the final harvests of cucumbers and green beans, there will come a time, a time far too soon, when we yearn for these bountiful days of summer. The growing season in New England is short – typically lasting from the beginning of […]