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OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Dear Green City Growers Customers and Followers, As our community grapples with the impact and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to share with you our approach as an organization to ensure the safety of our employees and those we serve. With access to fresh produce a critical issue […]

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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 Eric Dawson, Farmer and Educator

“I’ve come to recognize that caring for a garden can also be a way of caring for one’s self. It’s extremely inspiring to see first-hand how our programs help lift people up.” Read the full interview with our farmer and educator Eric Dawson to find out what led Eric to Green City Growers and how he sees his work here engaging and inspiring local communities.

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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.

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 […]