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GCG’s 2020 Company Impact

Due to COVID, this year’s social impact stats look a little different from past years. We sent a lot more produce to food banks than we ever have, and while we saw a reduction in our overall number of customers, we were able to grow a significant amount of organic […]

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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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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, […]

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 […]

Making the Most Out of Sunflowers

The sunflowers in front of Green City Growers’ Somerville office are bright and in bloom, stretching high above the rest of the garden. With their soaring stalks and bright yellow petals, sunflowers bring color to almost any plot of land. However, sunflowers can do more than just add aesthetic appeal; […]

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 […]

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 […]