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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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Tomatoes With A Side of…Chocolate?

This growing season, we’ve teamed up with Desiree Curie, a local food blogger and recipe developer. Each month, Desiree will take us into her kitchen to whip up something seasonal delicious, and we’ll talk about the horticulture that went into it on our blog! She’s also responsible for the beautiful photos […]

Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Carrot?

This growing season, we’ve teamed up with Desiree Curie, a local food blogger and recipe developer. Each month, Desiree will take us into her kitchen to whip up something seasonal delicious, and we’ll talk about the horticulture that went into it on our blog! She’s also responsible for the beautiful photos […]

The Future of Workplace Wellness

In the Summer 2016 edition of the NAIOP‘s Development Magazine, Andrew Gallinaro, senior vice president and director of asset management of National Development discusses how real estate professionals, property managers, and landlords are changing offerings to better reflect the desires and demands of tenants. With a shift away from campuses that are car-centric […]

Flower Power (In Your Vegetable Garden)

This growing season, we’ve teamed up with Desiree Curie, a local food blogger and recipe developer. Each month, Desiree will take us into her kitchen to whip up something seasonal delicious, and we’ll talk about the horticulture that went into it on our blog! She’s also responsible for the beautiful photos […]

Green City Growers Joins Team FNV

May 23, 2016: Last week at the Building a Healthier Future Summit, Green City Growers was announced as a new partner organization with FNV. FNV is a bold new branding initiative led by Partnership for a Healthier America that uses disruptive marketing and an aggressive advertising program to reintroduce millennials and their families to fruits […]

Onsite Gardens LEED the Green-Building Industry

With the rise in demand for resource efficiency, proper indoor air quality, and lower energy bills, green buildings are swiftly making gains in the construction industry – they are becoming a stronger economic competitor in the field than ever before, with whom traditionally-constructed buildings cannot contend. What is LEED? Developed […]

Waste Not Want Not?

This growing season, we’ve teamed up with Desiree Curie, a local food blogger and recipe developer. Each month, Desiree will take us into her kitchen to whip up something seasonal delicious, and we’ll talk about the horticulture that went into it on our blog! She’s also responsible for the beautiful photos […]

Floating Forest Brings Free Food to New York

Swale, a collaborative food accessibility project, is bringing free produce to various boroughs in New York this summer – on a barge! The creators of the 80-foot by 30-foot floating food forest conceived of Swale as a way to challenge urban food systems and reimagine water as common space. The perennial-food forest model […]

Garden on the Defensive – Surviving Extreme Weather

Few things are more disheartening than putting your soul into your garden, only to have it wrecked by cases of extreme weather.  However testing it may be, don’t let the weather be victorious.  By meticulously following the forecast, you can take preventative steps to help protect your crops from devastations […]