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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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From the Jungle to the Ledge

Until about two days ago the yard outside of the Green City Growers office was getting very difficult to navigate. Looking out the office window, you were transported into a jungle of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and melons. Eggplants held their own in a bed, herbs poked their little leaves out […]

Basic Care for your Backyard Farm

So you’ve finally gotten around to installing a backyard farm, but you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed. What do you do first? How much should you water? What should you plant where? Before anything else, take a breath and recite the informal Green City Growers motto: there is no such thing as […]