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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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GCG Awarded 2019 USDA Farm-to-School Grant

Green City Growers, in partnership with the Boston Public Schools, Friends of the Boston Schoolyards, and the BPS STRIVE program, are pleased to announce that we are the recipient of a 2019 Farm-to-School grant from the USDA.

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Making the Most Out of Sunflowers

The sunflowers in front of Green City Growers’ Somerville office are bright and in bloom, stretching high above the rest of the garden. With their soaring stalks and bright yellow petals, sunflowers bring color to almost any plot of land. However, sunflowers can do more than just add aesthetic appeal; […]

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Tasty Summer Squash Treat

Now is prime time for summer squash! Wondering what to do with all that fresh produce in your garden? Here is a quick and easy (vegan!) recipe that makes a great snack or summer appetizer. Breaded Summer Squash Rounds   Ingredients: 1. 1 summer squash 2. 1/2 tsp garlic powder […]

Know Your Tomatoes

The arrival of mid-July heat and humidity has some of us almost (almost…) wishing for the snow of this past February. Yet, though the days are at times swelteringly hot and the sun unrelenting, we can make no complaints about the start of one of the most delicious times of […]

Stuffed Summer Squash Flowers with Tomato Olive Salad

Ever wanted to try making stuffed squash flowers, but thought it was too complicated? So did we, until we tried making them and found the process to be quite simple.  So grab some squash flowers and follow the (vegan!) recipe below, along with an easy tomato and olive salad recipe, […]

The Big 3: Combat Common Diseases with Backyard Chicken Keeping

When Jessie founded Green City Growers in 2008, she sought to find a solution to major health outbreaks that were becoming all-too-common in industrial vegetable production. These days, though, health concerns about egg and poultry production seem just as common, and we see backyard chicken keeping as an equally promising solution […]

Corporate Wellness in Waltham

    On Wednesday, June 10th, members of the Green City Growers team visited the Verizon Wireless and National Grid corporate wellness vegetable garden in Waltham. The aim of the visit, along with every corporate wellness visit, was to give employees a chance to get out of the office for an hour […]

Fresh Garden Sushi

With the warm summer weather finally starting to pick up, the staff at GCG decided to celebrate with fresh garden sushi, a vegetarian snack made fresh from our own garden! Keep reading to recreate the recipe. Fresh Garden Sushi Ingredients 8-10 cabbage leaves, washed and dried 2 cups cooked sushi […]

Backyard Chicken Eggonomics

Interested in raising chickens, but concerned about the, well, egg-onomics of it all? Here’s a handy infographic, courtesy of Mind Your Dirt, that breaks down the costs associated with backyard chicken keeping. Want to learn more more? Considering starting your own chicken family? Come join our resident chicken expert Khrysti Smith and […]

Chickens Take Roost at Goddard House

Next week, the Green City Growers team is installing Brookline’s first commercial chicken coop at the Olmstead Memory Support community at Goddard House Assisted Living. Since partnering with Khrysti Smyth and Yardbirds Backyard Chickens late last year, we’ve helped to provide these entertaining poultry-pets to a number of families throughout the […]

An Update from Fenway Farms

It’s hard to believe, but it has been over a month since opening day of Fenway Park and Fenway Farms. We couldn’t be happier by the attention and excitement that this project has received from Red Sox Nation, and baseball and vegetable enthusiasts across the country! Fenway Farms has been […]