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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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B(e) the Change in Business

We are thrilled to share that were named to the Game Changers 500 list! Game Changers 500 is an annual ranking of the world’s top for-benefit businesses published by Conscious Company magazine. They seek out organizations that utilize business not only to make money, but to also make the world a better […]

Getting Off the Ground: Rooftop Farms

Skyscrapers, busy streets flooding with people, sirens, honking, and cabs on every corner are everyday sights and sounds for city dwellers. Something that doesn’t typically come to mind when you first think of life in the city is green space, gardens or urban rooftop farms, but that is changing. Due to rapid […]

Private Land for Public Benefit

Efforts to conserve privately owned land reaps benefits that spill over property boundaries, positively impacting the non-paying public. An effective way to to utilize private land for public use is to implement community gardens.

GCG Happenings: 2017 Edition

The 2017 growing season is finally here, and there are a lot of new and exciting things happening here at GCG! New Installations New raised bed gardens at Mass Med in Waltham, MA! New beds for Mapfre in Webster, MA! New beds for Boston Teachers Union K-8, one of our Boston […]

Quality vs. Quantity

Bigger isn’t always better. Large-scale monoculture farming may result in a large quantity of produce, but it can be harmful to the environment and the food grown often lacks quality. On the contrary, polyculture farming offers a sustainable way to grow a variety of different food on the same piece of land […]

Stand Against Sitting

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the average American sits for 6-8 hours per day. Research indicates that sitting for long periods of time is linked to increased risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Retrieved from NextDesk   Unfortunately, many jobs today require us to be at our desk, glued to a computer. […]

Local Food Movement With Less Movement

A unique way to set yourself apart from other restaurants is an on-site farm that provides locally grown organic food to consumers. It represents dedication to supplying healthy, fresh food, while adding beauty to the community and protecting the environment. “Our Boylston location’s indoor garden has generated more attention and buzz than any sign or anything else we’ve done to […]

Using Gardening as Therapy

According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, depression impacts up to 6.5 million adults over 65. Research indicates that senior citizens who engage in gardening show increased levels of energy, improved physical, mental and emotional health, and an overall higher quality of life. On-site gardens at senior living facilities offer a therapeutic activity that connects residents […]

10 Reasons to Grow Your Own Food

Growing your own food is a simple solution to numerous health, environmental, and economic problems. Whether you’re just growing a single tomato plant or have an entire backyard farm, here are our top ten reasons to grow your own food. 1. Save Money By growing your own food, you are saving […]