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Urban Farming in Paris

Green City Growers’ CEO & Founder, Jessie Banhazl, reports from the road in Paris on her Eisenhower Fellowship. Learn more about her program objectives, and check out her previous posts from Swedish Cities, Gothenburg, Berlin,and Munich. After leaving Sweden, my last stop on my EF Journey was Paris, France. I was excited about […]

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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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Urban Farming in Swedish Cities

Green City Growers’ CEO & Founder, Jessie Banhazl, reports from the road in Sweden on her Eisenhower Fellowship. Learn more about her program objectives, and check out her previous posts from Gothenburg, Berlin ,and  Munich   After leaving Gothenburg, I continued my journey to Sweden’s other largest cities- visiting Stockholm, Malmö, Uppsala, and […]

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A Taste of Fall

The Autumnal equinox, also called the September equinox, is the astronomical start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere. The Northern Hemisphere marked the autumnal equinox on Friday, September 22, 2017, at exactly 4:02 P.M. EDT. The Sun crossed the celestial equator going southward – […]

The Perks of Ecoscaping

Rather than attempt to create machines and chemicals that mimic tasks already performed by nature, we believe it makes more sense to utilize organisms that naturally carry out our desired functions. For this reason, we have proudly implemented Ecoscaping into our business model.

How To: Pickle

A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO PICKLING Farmer Annie leading a pickling class at Goddard House Assisted Living! To spice up any of your favorite vegetables, follow these simple steps: 1. Select your vegetable. If necessary, break the vegetable into smaller pieces to fit into your pint jar. 2. Add […]

The Height of the Summer Harvest

SUMMER HARVEST: GET THOSE SUCKERS! It is truly the peak of the New England summer. Some believe that with the season in full swing, it’s arguably the best time of the year – time for the tomato harvest! There’s simply nothing better than savoring the flavor of a fresh tomato picked from your […]

The Future of Our Cities: Urban Agriculture

Boston food leaders offered their own accounts on why urban food systems and urban agriculture are taking off at the Food Hub Forum event at Boston Public Market.

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 […]