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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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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 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 […]

A Fresh Look for Our Evolving Brand

When Green City Growers started in 2008, our simple goal was to build and install raised beds in urban environments. We did that successfully for several years and quickly established ourselves as the leading producer of raised-bed vegetable gardens for homes and businesses in New England. Over time, we recognized […]

Celebrating 10 Years of GCG

What an amazing night we had last Thursday in celebration of Green City Growers’ 10th anniversary! It was a beautiful end-of-summer evening full of sunshine and smiles. Around 100 people joined us for this exciting company milestone, celebrating 10 years of transforming unused urban space into diverse and productive farming […]

The Evolution of Free Time

Have you ever wondered what makes you happy? Here at GCG, we fuel our own happiness with a balance of hard work and free time, spent in the company of family and friends or engaging in hobbies that inspire us. Did hunter-gatherers had more free time to spend how they pleased than us as members of developed society?