Urban Farming Blog

Featured Posts

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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; […]

Read More »
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

GCG Takes on an Orchard!

It’s tough to catch a spare minute with our farmers these days. Between spring awakenings and the planting in of the first round of crops, the last month or so was a farming frenzy. Take that doubly so for John Neri, one of our returning farmers this year. In addition to […]

Water Conservation, Food Gardens Top List of 2016 Landscape Trends

It comes as little surprise to say that sustainability is in. And the landscape architecture industry, long criticized for its water-intensive love of lawns, is increasingly turning trend into practice. The Demand for Less Demand According to the 2016 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of […]

The New Faces at GCG

Growing season is fully upon us here at Green City Growers! And with each spring comes a number of new faces whose tireless efforts are the reason that we’ve been able to keep growing (in every sense of the word.) This time last year we had 12 full time employees […]

Why Plant We Be Friends?

Have you heard this one? A mushroom walks up to a party and the bouncer says, “Sorry man, I can’t let you in.” To which the mushroom replies, “Aww, c’mon, I’m a fungi!” Like many veggies, this mushroom was in desperate need of some buddies… he needed someone to hang […]

What’s New at Fenway Farms

Ah, Opening Day. Other than Marathon Monday/Patriot’s Day next week, there is perhaps no day more quintessentially Bostonian than that early April afternoon when Fenway Park opens its gates and welcomes Sox fans back to their second home. It is incredible to say that Fenway Farms is three years old! […]

What’s In Season? A New Partnership and A Delicious Recipe

We, like many Bostonians, were a bit taken aback when the promise of our early spring was ripped from our grasp and replaced with five inches of snow last week. Even though at this time a year ago we had barely installed any new gardens, there was something cruel in […]

The Difference Between Seeds and Starts – Sow What?

Spring is in the air, and it’s the perfect time of year to begin working on your raised bed garden. To ensure you get the gardening experience you desire, you must decide whether to use seeds or starts. Before jumping straight to planting those seeds you’ve been dying to germinate, or running to […]

Awake Thou Wintry Earth!

As crocuses emerge around the edges of of our garden, and our seedling inventory swells with the anticipation of the growing season, we anxiously await the moment we can begin planting. April 11th is the average last frost in the area, so unless you have cold frames or another form […]

Finger on the Pulse: How Growing Food Adds Value to Your Property

On Episode 1 of “Finger on the Pulse,” a new series produced by Somerville Community Access Television, Carey Gatto and Chelsea Gelinas of CG Properties at Keller Williams talk to Jessie Banhazl, founder of Somerville based urban farming company Green City Growers. Learn how growing food at home (or on your […]