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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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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 […]

Improve Your Community One Plant at a Time

Day by day, seed by seed, you can positively impact the community that you know and love. All it takes is some basic gardening. Benefits of a Community Garden A community garden can be defined as a single piece of land gardened collectively by a group of people. Community gardens play an important […]

And That’s a Wrap!

By making the growing process highly visible in urban spaces, urban farming does a lot to educate those who otherwise may not have the opportunity to learn about it. Across more than 150 gardens, our farmers grew over 30,000 pounds of fresh produce during the 2016 growing season. What We Care About According […]

Thinking Outside the Box

For eight years, Green City Growers has helped individuals from all walks of life create their very own urban backyard oases, where the aroma of fresh mint fills the air, the sun shines bright, songbirds sing, and delicious produce is ripe for the picking. Now, as the urban agriculture revolution is adopted by the mainstream, we […]

What’s the Next Kale? Turns Out It Doesn’t Matter Much.

Sick of blog posts proclaiming that                 is the next kale? We are too, and apparently, so is the National Restaurant Association (NRA). Last week, the NRA released its Whats Hot in 2017 Culinary Forecast. This annual report surveyed almost 1,300 members of […]

Out with lime jello, in with garden-fresh produce

Hospital food. Most of us have been unlucky enough to experience the bland, unappetizing stuff. But health professionals are starting to promote healthy eating habits in new and exciting ways. From full scale production farms to prescriptions for healthy eating, here are some of the innovative ways that hospitals and […]

Could Gardening Save Businesses Billions?

The National Institutes of Health recently reported that 1 out of 5 adults in the U.S. struggle with chronic or severe pain. In 2010, American businesses lost between $297 and $335 billion due to lost productivity attributable to pain. Horticultural therapy provides a cost-effective solution to help employees with pain […]

Planning Your Garden for Unpredictability

Part of a garden’s allure is its rhythm. The arrival of spring each year signals a beginning, and with it an opportunity to imagine and to plan the months ahead. Yet, while we may strive to schedule, to plan, to organize, even the best laid plans mean nothing when a […]

Michelle Obama’s Kitchen Garden Is Just the Beginning

October 6, 2016: Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama moved to make her efforts in combatting child obesity a lasting part of her legacy. At a celebration of the accomplishments of her signature Let’s Move! campaign, Mrs. Obama dedicated the White House Kitchen garden in the hopes of creating a tangible and […]