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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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Mental and Physical Health Prescription: Nature

People who live near green spaces are generally happier and report improved physical and mental health. The unfortunate truth, according to a recent article by Grist, we only spend about 5% of our time outside. Maybe the answer to some of the largest health problems we face in today’s society isn’t as complicated as we […]

BEE Smart, Add Value to Your Business

Help bees help you. Bees need flowers for food, while flowers need bees to reproduce. It’s an ongoing cycle that you have the ability to play a crucial role in. Although a backyard is a great place to create a beneficial environment for bees, it is important to consider other commercial […]

Create a Healthier Self and Environment

Growing your own food is the best way to ensure a constant supply of fresh, healthy produce, while helping the environment. Imagine having the freedom to step right outside of your home with fresh fruits and veggies right at your fingertips. At the same time, that means less trucks on the road transporting produce to […]

You’ll Feel the Sting

The increasing decline of bees is one of the single greatest threats to our natural environment today. We paired up with The Best Bees Company to help prevent the loss of more bees. As pollinators of more than 100 fruit and vegetable crops in the United States, honey bees are an essential piece to […]

Raise Your Glass for Raised Bed Gardens

Raised bed gardens offer a simple and innovative way to create a healthy and productive garden. Raised beds can be installed for a range of people in a variety of locations. From apartments with only small patios, to people with large back yards, they are a popular choice. Benefits of Raised Bed […]

A Buzzing Garden

We need bees and they need us.  Urban bees are essential to the food system. Over 100 fruits and vegetable crops rely on pollinators. Without the help from our fuzzy friends, our diets would be limited. Unfortunately, over the past century, the bee population has been declining. The good news is, you […]

Make Your Backyard Look (and Taste) Sweeter

Fruit trees and bushes are one of the easiest things you can grow and maintain. They are also pretty delicious if you ask me! What more could you ask for? We can help you create the mini orchard of your dreams. Not only are fruit trees and bushes aesthetically pleasing, but […]

Garden Goals: Planning Your Garden for Success

Winter is finally coming to an end as snow melts and song birds start singing, which means spring (and your garden) are right around the corner! But even though it may be a bit premature to start planting, it’s certainly time to start planning out your garden. If you’re new […]

French Kitchen Garden in Your Own Backyard

Though the French are perhaps best known for their butter-laden pastries and rich, creamy meals, the French garden is nearly as iconic. Now, drawing inspiration from the potager, or French kitchen garden, our Landscape Specialist Marie Macchiarolo is creating beautiful ecoscapes. So what, exactly, does this traditional garden do? The French […]