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OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Dear Green City Growers Customers and Followers, As our community grapples with the impact and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to share with you our approach as an organization to ensure the safety of our employees and those we serve. With access to fresh produce a critical issue […]

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Jessie’s EF Journey

This blog is written by GCG Founder & CEO, Jessie Banhazl For 5 weeks, I travelling through Germany, Sweden, and France to learn more about how other countries approach urban farming through an Eisenhower Fellowship . I am so thankful for this amazing opportunity, and I hope to that you […]

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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.

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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, […]