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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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An Interview With Chris Grallert, GCG’s Managing Director

How did you get into farming? When I was a little kid, I asked my father for candy money. I was 12 or 13 at the time. He said to talk to Mr. Morrison, who owned an apple orchard down the road. My best friend Jimmy and I picked up […]

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Why We are a Bcorp

Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business classification that balances purpose and profit.

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Garden Recipe: Rosemary Onion Bread and Hummus

Bread: the final frontier… Because we have a LONG way to go to conquer our complete dependence on and addiction to this American staple. I mean, bread IS the perfect vehicle for a hamburger, BLT, steak bomb, even cucumber and hummus sandwich. Where would we be without bread? Stuck in […]

Grow Your Own Herbal Tea Garden This Winter

Feeling a bit blue about the coming winter? You can brighten up your any indoor space with a simple herbal tea garden. Growing your own herbs is surprisingly easy, as long as you have sunlight and a bit of space – enough for a container garden – even a windowsill […]

Feed Your Soil This Winter

We are often asked why Green City Growers, an urban farming company, doesn’t offer hydroponics. We believe there’s a difference between feeding the soil (a diverse community of microorganisms) and feeding the plant (in a sterile environment). Hydroponics is important, and has its place in solving the global issue of […]

Tips for Harvesting Fruiting Crops at the Right Time

A common question from gardeners is when to harvest different fruiting crops. A fruiting crop is not fruit, but a vegetable that bears “fruit” that you eat, instead of eating the leaves or root of the plant. Peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant are all fruiting crops. Knowing when to harvest them […]

Stock Your Herbal Pharmacy

While everyone’s busy worrying about Ebola… Sneezing, sniffling, coughing, aching head – the dreaded cold season is suddenly upon us! And none of us is immune. So Farmer Adrienne (Green City Growers’ Director of Education) shared her fail-safe hyperlocal herbal FARMacy cheat sheet to get us all through unscathed.   […]

Crocktober Fe(a)st Chilly Garden Recipe!

Crock, the pot not the shoe. October, as in the month we’re currently in. Fest/Feast, because the fall harvest is in full swing which is truly cause for festing and feasting. If you’ve read the latest Green City Growers newsletter, you know we tend to get a little zaney leading […]

5 Steps to Starting a September Garden

The days are turning cool and the nights even cooler… Summer is officially over. You might think it’s far too late to START gardening in mid-September. Not so! Just a few simple steps and you’ll be enjoying your first fall harvest before you know it. 1. Evaluate Your Space Determine […]

A Greener Side of the Food Industry: Interning at GCG

I’m Bettina Reece, one of the new fall Business Development Interns at Green City Growers. I am also a Masters candidate in Gastronomy at Boston University and the Assistant General Manager at West Side Lounge in Cambridge. I grew up in Cambridge and Maine, where my family bought local and […]

Hyper-Local Hot Sauce

More restaurants are hopping on the hot trend of growing hyper-local vegetables on their roofs, patios, and parking lots, wherever the sun shines, creating hyper-local dishes for their menus. You too can grow your own vegetables on a rooftop farm, raised bed, or patio planter. As the seasons change, it’s […]