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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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Top 5 Property Management Problems (and how to solve them with a garden)

Here are the top five challenges property managers face and we’re going to show you how you can solve them with a garden. Surprised? Read on to learn how. 5: Under-Utilization of Space: Space equals money in the real estate world and you want to use as much of it […]

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Local Food Movement With Less Movement

A unique way to set yourself apart from other restaurants is an on-site farm that provides locally grown organic food to consumers. It represents dedication to supplying healthy, fresh food, while adding beauty to the community and protecting the environment. “Our Boylston location’s indoor garden has generated more attention and buzz than any sign or anything else we’ve done to […]

Using Gardening as Therapy

According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, depression impacts up to 6.5 million adults over 65. Research indicates that senior citizens who engage in gardening show increased levels of energy, improved physical, mental and emotional health, and an overall higher quality of life. On-site gardens at senior living facilities offer a therapeutic activity that connects residents […]

10 Reasons to Grow Your Own Food

Growing your own food is a simple solution to numerous health, environmental, and economic problems. Whether you’re just growing a single tomato plant or have an entire backyard farm, here are our top ten reasons to grow your own food. 1. Save Money By growing your own food, you are saving […]

5 Brainfoods to Boost Your Memory

It kind of seems like a no brainer that fruits and vegetables are important for your health, but do you know which ones are key to improving your memory and overall cognitive health? Check out these 5fivevegetables and herbs you should be eating to boost your memory and they can all be […]

Mental and Physical Health Prescription: Nature

People who live near green spaces are generally happier and report improved physical and mental health. The unfortunate truth, according to a recent article by Grist, we only spend about 5% of our time outside. Maybe the answer to some of the largest health problems we face in today’s society isn’t as complicated as we […]

BEE Smart, Add Value to Your Business

Help bees help you. Bees need flowers for food, while flowers need bees to reproduce. It’s an ongoing cycle that you have the ability to play a crucial role in. Although a backyard is a great place to create a beneficial environment for bees, it is important to consider other commercial […]

Create a Healthier Self and Environment

Growing your own food is the best way to ensure a constant supply of fresh, healthy produce, while helping the environment. Imagine having the freedom to step right outside of your home with fresh fruits and veggies right at your fingertips. At the same time, that means less trucks on the road transporting produce to […]

You’ll Feel the Sting

The increasing decline of bees is one of the single greatest threats to our natural environment today. We paired up with The Best Bees Company to help prevent the loss of more bees. As pollinators of more than 100 fruit and vegetable crops in the United States, honey bees are an essential piece to […]

Raise Your Glass for Raised Bed Gardens

Raised bed gardens offer a simple and innovative way to create a healthy and productive garden. Raised beds can be installed for a range of people in a variety of locations. From apartments with only small patios, to people with large back yards, they are a popular choice. Benefits of Raised Bed […]