Grow Your Own

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Always wanted a vegetable garden, but don’t know where to start? Enjoy fresh, organically-grown produce for the whole family, grown at home, with a little help from Green City Growers. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

1. Initial Consultation.

GCG evaluates your home for the best location to place a raised bed vegetable garden. Considering requirements for success, the best location may be your backyard, deck, driveway or rooftop.*

2. Installation.

Includes drip irrigation, plants and seeds to get you started, high-quality soil, and initial set-up. We recommend adding the Urban Bounty book to your order as your go-to-guide.

3. Maintenance Plan.

Do it yourself or elicit help from the GCG professional horticulture team. We can maintain your garden for you, so you don’t have to get your hands dirty!

*Initial consultations cost $100, which covers your site light analysis, bed placement, and plant recommendations. This is applied toward the cost of installation. Soil tests are $30 per sample ($75 for full analysis and custom amendment plan).

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Maintenance Plans

Regular Maintenance

(2x/month) – Starts at $225/month

Our standard maintenance plan includes all plants and seeds, organic pest and fungal management, natural fertilizers, and relevant horticultural materials. Your farmer will harvest for you, unless specified otherwise. Post-visit emails review the work done and any instructions to the homeowner.

Maintenance season runs from March-December (for clients with cold frames); April to November (without).

Educational Add-On

$400 for 4 educational visits

Available to regular maintenance clients, the educational add-on includes four sessions for you and your family to work hands-on with a Green City Growers urban farmer. Learn the fundamentals of backyard growing, from seed to harvest, directly from the experts.

Educational visits are scheduled at a time convenient for your family, and take the place of a regular, unscheduled maintenance visit.

See our Residential Pricing Guide for full details.

Urban Garden Consulting

(for DIY-inclined): $90/hour

Professional help when you need it, schedule one of our farmers to work with you in your garden and cover the information you’d like to focus on. Materials, such as plants and compost, are supplied at cost. We recommend this program be structured as a monthly visit, though this is not required.

  • GCG Soil: $8 / 5 gallon bucket
  • Seedlings (not including fruit): $4 / square foot
  • Seeds: $1 / square foot
  • Amendments: $0.50 / square foot

Additional Maintenance

Spring Awakening / Fall Shutdown: $90, plus soil costs and materials

For the beginning and end of the growing season, respectively. May include adding compost, soil amendments, cleaning out the bed, blowing out the irrigation lines, re-installing or taking down irrigation timers, and setting up or removing trellising, pest fencing, and cold frames.

Chicken Coop Maintenance: Got chickens, short on time? We’ll professionally maintain your coop!

Our Reach

Green City Growers Farms and gardens can be found in: Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Winchester, Wayland, Wellesley, Lexington, Brighton, Medford, Malden, Wilmington, Dover, Framingham, Natick, Weston, Dedham, Quincy, Hingham, Waltham, Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Dorchester, Roslindale, Brookline, Concord, Medway, Stoneham, Marblehead, Weymouth, Randolph, Newton, and more!

See our Service Area page for more details regarding pricing.