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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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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?

A New Garden View

  The Boston skyline isn’t the only thing drawing Allston residents to the rooftop of the newly renovated E3 Green District, a National Development Community – there are new gardens to view! As one of many urban agriculture sites installed and maintained by Green City Growers, E3 now offers residents […]

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.