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An Interview with Rie Macchiarolo, Design & Project Manager

How did you get into farming? I grew up in rural Pennsylvania, surrounded by dairy farms. As a young queer person in rural “dairy land” Pennsylvania, I struggled to feel comfortable in a rural area that was very conservative. I believed that all farmers were conservative people. Then I started […]

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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 Carissa Unger, Production Farmer

How did you get into farming? I got interested in farming when I was ten or eleven years old. My whole family moved out to the country, and my dad started a large garden that produced food for my family to eat in the summer. I am the youngest sibling […]

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‘Tis the Season for Soup!

Root Vegetable Soup Recipe Every time I step into my friend Chiara’s home, the aroma of some expertly, authentically cooked Italian meal graciously greets me at the door. I pester her mother to reveal her secrets, and the following recipe is the first successful response I received. And of course, […]

Cool as a Cucumber Soup!

The perfect Summer treat is waiting in your garden! Recently, the Green City Growers team has harvested a lot of scallions (green onions), cucumbers, and dill have been harvested from our raised beds out front of GCG headquarters. These three vegetables happen to be three of the ingredients for one of […]

All Organic Everything!

The Kingdom of Bhutan, nestled in the eastern pocket of the Himalayan Mountains, is a tiny country with huge aspirations. At the United Nations’ Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, Bhutan announced its new National Organic Policy. The Bhutan National Organic Policy will make Bhutan (pop. 700,000) the first nation in the world […]

The “Other” Presidential Garden

There has been a spike in public interest and media attention on home gardening since the release of Michelle Obama’s book, American Grown, in 2012, and her continued emphasis on healthy eating and gardening throughout the Obama administration. American Grown tells the story of starting a kitchen garden at the White […]

Fast and Easy Homemade Dill Sauce

Fresh vegetables and herbs are almost ready for harvest at Ula Cafe in Jamaica Plain. Check out their menu of sandwiches, salads, baked goods, and tons of great coffees and teas. Freshly picked (by a friendly GCG farmer) cilantro, arugula, and tomatoes will all be making their way into the […]

Freshly Grown Arugula Pesto

Green City Growers is harvesting a lot of arugula lately! Here is a simple recipe for those looking to creatively transform their arugula into a something delicious: arugula pesto! This goes great with pasta and fresh veggies, roasted potatoes, seasonal fish, or any other way you might use basil pesto. […]

Fish: The Future of Rooftop Farming

Imagine if you could feed yourself and 15 other people fish and vegetables you sourced from your apartment rooftop! Zurich designers, Conceptual Devices, have created an incredibly futuristic looking dome that just might be able to make that a reality. Their dome uses aquaponics technologies and creates a tiny sustainable environment […]

Green City Growers Just Got Greener!

Here at Green City Growers we strive to do business in an environmentally responsible way. We source organic seeds, and practice organic growing from compost to pest control. Now we’ve found a new way to reduce our environmental impact while increasing the quality of our service. We’re happy to announce […]

How to Stop Bolting

In the gardens around greater Boston, summer crops are starting to take off. Gardens that were planted early in the season and have plenty of sun are starting to overflow with fat sugar snap peas hiding among green leaves on the vine, and tomato plants are growing big enough to […]