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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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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, […]

What to Do With A Big Pre-Frost Harvest

It’s going to be cold this weekend. With the forecast anticipating at least one night at freezing temperatures, and the potential for multiple nights of cold weather, we will likely see the demise of many of our crops. While hardier fall plants like kale and lettuce can hold up to a […]

Husk (Ground) Cherry Recipe

“What is it and how do I use it?” is a common question we hear this time of year when referring to husk cherries, also known as ground cherries or husk tomatoes. They are small pale orange fruits wrapped up in what looks like a brown paper bag (or very […]

Vegan & Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

It’s time to take back pumpkin. Listen, I get it. There are few things more quintessentially “fall” than the sights of changing leaves, the gentle nip of an autumn breeze, and above all else, the smells and tastes of warm apple and pumpkin confectionaries. With the arrival of cool autumn […]

Why Heirloom Tomatoes Have Scars, and Ratatouille Recipe

We lucked into a wonderful gift this week – a beautiful harvest of heirloom tomatoes from one of our residential clients. Turns out, she doesn’t like heirloom tomatoes. Nothing to do with their flavor, but everything to do with their perceived imperfections. Causes of Scarring Also called catfacing, scarring is […]

[Egg] of a Different Color and Quiche Recipe

Ask anyone whose seen The Wizard of Oz, and they’ll likely be well acquainted with the Horse of a Different Color, which changes from white to yellow to red to purple. Ask what colors eggs come in, and the response will likely be only white, or maybe white and brown. Bor-ing! […]

Grow In the Snow: A Beginner’s Guide to Overwintering

We’ve written before about how you can extend the growing season with a cold frame. Given the New England growing season, a season extender will allow you to keep the air and soil temperature around your plants a bit warmer, helping you to grow through November and get started planting […]

Keeping Cool: Help Your Backyard Chickens Beat the Heat

It’s September and the first day of fall is fast approaching, but it still feels like summer in Boston. Have you considered how your feathered friends are coping with the lingering heat? Our poultry expert Khrysti Smyth has a few tips to help keep your backyard chickens cool. Six Tips to […]

Fall, Football and…Vegetables!

Like us, are you a fan of football, tailgating, and all the traditional fare that goes along with it? Does your game day menu read something like this: spicy chili, burgers, pulled pork, and hot wings, where the only vegetables present are a few celery and carrot sticks that exist as garnish? […]