By all these lovely tokens
September Days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.
– Helen Hunt Jackson (1892)
Alas, sweet summer is winding to a close. As we return from our Labor Day vacations, the gentle nip of fall is in the air. The shop is abuzz with the sounds of saws as our builds team preps cold frames and the final raised beds of the year, our farmers are planting in the last fall crop successions, and the office team is already looking ahead to the winter and spring. And all around the GCG office, we cheerfully welcome the change of seasons.
From Fenway Farms to the Brandeis Rooftop Farm, we’ve got a good thing growing here at GCG. Our Community Investment Campaign is your chance to help GCG and urban agriculture grow. Visit our website to see how your contribution will help us to further our efforts in the Boston area and beyond!
Even though today might be a very humid 90°, the cold weather is coming! A GCG cold frame allows you to grow through December, and get started much earlier next spring. For a limited time only, take advantage of our season extension package: two 4’x8′ raised beds, one with cold frames, and receive $100 off!
Last month, we began a series of blog posts spotlighting the leadership team at GCG. If you missed the first part with Erik, make sure to check it out! We also had a chance to sit down with Augusta, our Director of Marketing and Partnerships, and Leilani, our Director of Education! We hope you enjoy!
Join GCG Chicken Expert Khrysti Smyth at GCG HQ on Wednesday Sept 23rd from 6:30-8:00 pm for Chicken Keeping 101! Also, pencil in your calendar for a brand new workshop, Using and Preserving Your Harvest, on October 14th at 6:30 pm with guest speaker Meg Tallon.
PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where city parking spaces are temporarily transformed into mini parks, calling attention to the need for green space in urban environments. GCG will be right in front of Cambridge City Hall, promoting urban ag in the City of Cambridge!
Imagine shutting down a street in Boston to host a festive farm to table dinner while hearing stories from local farmers. Now stop imagining, and join us at The Farmer’s Dinner on Sunday September 20th on Franklin Street. GCG CEO and Founder Jessie Banhazl will be speaking!