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An Agrihood in Your Hood?

Agrihoods Promote Farm-to-Table Living and Sustainability Communities dedicated to sustainable, fresh, and local produce have been popping up across the U.S. to provide Americans access to a simpler life without the hardships of traditional agriculture. They’re called agrihoods, and there are now over 200 spanning 28 states. Many developers are […]

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Home Gardening Activities for the Whole Family

Finding indoor gardening-related activities can be daunting, And, it’s even more of a challenge for parents whose kids were part of a school garden program with schools closed until the fall. To help, GCG has compiled some of our favorite indoor gardening activities for the whole family! Our Education and […]

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Growing Food at Home

A Beginner’s Guide to Get You Growing Growing food at home has multiple benefits. At GCG, we believe strongly in the value of having a home vegetable garden- we help people install and maintain them for a living! The uncertainty around our food system and access to fresh ingredients during […]

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Farm-to-Table Goes Big with Houston-area ‘agrihood’

Edible landscaping is no longer a fringe concept. And lately, real estate developers are getting in on the trend. From Boston Properties, to Federal Realty’s Assembly Row, to WS Development, the team behind MarketStreet Lynnfield and The Street in Chestnut Hill, Green City Growers is working hands-on to bring edibles […]

What’s an Urban Farmer to Do During the Winter?

We’re often asked what happens at Green City Growers in the, well, leaner months. The sun sets early, and you just can’t grow tomatoes – or even most greens – with such low light. While many of our farmers are taking a much-needed break after a busy growing season, there […]

Thank You for A Big 2015!

‘Tis the season for giving thanks, and we truly have a lot to be thankful for! With the bountiful summer now a fading memory, and the quiet winter months fully upon us, we have a chance to pause and reflect on our biggest year yet! April saw the launch of […]

So You Have a Backyard Urban Farm, What’s Next?

Already have a backyard urban farm, but curious about more ways to provide more local, fresh food for your family or even neighbors? Here are some ideas so you can continue to transform your backyard into a vibrant, productive space and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time! Urban Bees. Bees […]

5 Inspiring and Innovative Urban Agriculture Projects

1. The Green Machine Mobile Food Market Memphis, Tennessee The Green Machine is a mobile food market that brings local, nutritious food to neighborhoods in Memphis with limited access to fresh produce. Kenneth Reardon started the The Green Machine in 2013 to address the issue of food security in Memphis. According […]

What’s Hot in 2016? Hyper-Local Vegetable Production

What does the NRA have to do with farming!? Well, if we’re talking about the National Rifle Association, not that much…but if we’re talking about the other NRA – the National Restaurant Association – the two share quite a lot. Earlier this month, the NRA released its Whats Hot in […]

There are Eggs in Eggnog?!

Despite “egg” being in the name, people are often have no idea how eggnog is made or that there are actually eggs in it. What with soy-nog, coconut kefir eggnog, eggnog lattes (surely no egg in there!), etcetera, this is not terribly surprising. How many of us have actually MADE […]

Boston’s Top 10 Urban Farming Green Spaces

Are you looking for respite from your busy city life or interested in local food and want to grow your own urban garden? In Boston there are a number of urban farming green spaces that are accessible to the public where you can find escape from the bustle of the city. Whether you […]

Dirty Hands are Happy Hands: Antidepressants in The Soil

Gardeners often to refer to their gardens as their “happy place” and now there may be a biological reason for it. Researchers have discovered a strain of bacterium in soil that may be responsible for increasing serotonin and decreasing anxiety. How Dirt Makes You Happy The soil microbe, Mycobacterium vaccae, […]