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A Garden Takes Root At Boston’s Museum of Science

Green City Growers’ CEO, Christopher Grallert (left) and The Museum of Science’s President, Tim Ritchie (right).

Green City Growers is proud to announce its partnership with the Museum of Science Boston and Freight Farms to create a window into how food can be grown in an urban setting. The Freight Farm unit, called The Garden, installed at the Museum of Science will have a window so museum-goers can watch the magical process of hydroponic growing and see the technology at work. “We see urban farming, in demonstration projects like the MOS as the future of agriculture as we learn to grow more gardens, in more places, and at the same time use fewer valuable resources,” says Green City Growers’ CEO Christopher Grallert. “We are thrilled to be in partnership with the Museum of Science and Freight Farms. I can’t wait til I can watch kids’ faces light up when they peer through the window and watch seeds become food,” Grallert continues.

Green City Growers will tend The Garden, visiting the unit twice weekly to make sure that everything is growing well, and the produce is healthy. Green City Growers was invited into the partnership because of their history of success with hydroponic growing. The MOS indoor unit Freight Farm is state-of-the- art, smaller and one of only four Freight Farm installations in the United States that incorporates a viewing window.

“We’re so excited to introduce one of our farms at the Museum of Science,” says Rick Vanzura, CEO of Freight Farms. “Through this urban farming installation, thousands of museum visitors – children and adults, locals and tourists – can observe plant life cycles and witness the future of food production. With Green City Growers overseeing the Garden, we’re in excellent hands. Based on our previous collaborations with them across Greater Boston, we’re confident that the Garden will always look lush and yield beautiful, abundant produce.”

“We’re excited to bring together these innovators who are transforming our agricultural system to make it more resilient and sustainable. This is a good example of the Museum’s role in highlighting the contributions that area businesses are making in the effort to create a sustainable future.” says Tim Ritchie, President, Museum of Science GCG Farmer Haley Bergeron, who is the lead farmer at the MOS installation, is pleased about the opportunity to educate and explain the process to curious MOS visitors. “It’s an exciting opportunity for people to see a fully operating hydroponics farm in action, and to encourage them to think about all the things urban agriculture can mean, and the different ways that food production can be incorporated into urban spaces.” they say.

David Sittenfeld, Director of the Center for the Environment at the Museum of Science says “We’re excited to bring together these innovators who are transforming our agricultural system to make it more resilient and sustainable. This is a great example of how the Museum can showcase the work of partners who work together across the intellectual and industrial capital of the Boston community to create a better future.”

Based in Somerville, Massachusetts, Green City Growers stands out as a leader in the emerging industry known as Farming as a Service. Specializing in sustainable urban food growing systems, such as raised garden beds and hydroponic installations, the company has successfully implemented over 200 gardens throughout Massachusetts. These installations span various locations, including schools, corporate offices, hospitals, and the iconic Fenway Park in Boston. In addition to its services, Green City Growers shares gardening expertise with clients and collaborates with schools. This collaborative effort is supported by a dedicated team of educators who seamlessly integrate urban farming into educational curricula.