Green America has chosen the top ten finalists to be nominated for the Green Business People and Planet Award. Finalists have demonstrated an “overall green way of doing business, and also shine in their commitment to a sustainable food system”.
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On May 13th, we were awarded by the Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association (Mass-ALFA) as this year’s Business Partner Innovator for our eldercare gardening program at Cadbury Commons at Cambridge. We’re very excited to have been honored!
Ledge Kitchen and Drinks in Dorchester is set to begin its fourth growing season with Green City Growers. Ledge partnered with GCG and Recover Green Roofs of Somerville, MA to build a 5,000 square foot farm on the roof of their Dorchester restaurant, the largest installation of its kind in the city. It was completed in June 2010 and has been maintained by the farmers at Green City Growers ever since.
Ledge will enjoy the benefits of growing hard to find and otherwise expensive herbs and vegetables on their rooftop, providing the freshest cocktails in Boston. When asked about Ledge’s rooftop farm, General […]
Somerville, MA – March 18th, 2013:Thanks to the new Urban Ag Ambassador Program (UAAP), Somerville residents will be greeting spring armed with urban farming knowledge to transform their neighborhoods into self-sustaining food systems.
The City of Somerville and Green City Growers (GCG), a local urban farming business, have teamed up to offer select applicants a four-week intensive training in urban agriculture. In return, the trainees will be expected to share their newfound skills by volunteering 30 hours in the Somerville community.
The UAAP was publicized to Somerville residents through The City of Somerville’s website and Green City Growers’ network. Organizers who reviewed the applications were impressed by both the number and quality of the UAAP applicants. Ultimately, the fifteen slots were reserved for those who would be true “ambassadors” […]
Do you live in Somerville? The City of Somerville and Green City Growers are co-sponsoring an intensive Urban Agriculture Ambassador Program which would train 15 Somerville residents free of charge in growing techniques for growing food in your backyard and in the community. It will be March 16th-April 6th on Saturdays from 10-4. Please email email@example.com to ask for the application, due February 15th. Check out the Somerville Urban Agriculture Blog for more information about the program.
Interested in joining the Green City Growers team? Check out our available opportunities on the Job Opportunities page of our website.
Owner Jessie Banhazl is one of Zagat’s top “30 Under 30″
Boston is a city for innovators, and thanks to steadfast leadership from owner and co-founder Jessie Banhazl, Green City Growers is at the lead of the pack. Most recently, Jessie has been recognized as one of Zagat’s “30 Under 30: Boston’s Hottest Up-and-Comers.” This list highlights Boston food scene superstars, from presidents to managers to pop-up food truck chefs. Jessie, 28, co-created Green City Growers four years ago from the confines of her parents’ Wayland home. Since then, the company has grown beyond those initial walls to supply hundreds of clients in the Greater Boston Area with their own urban vegetable gardens.
Green City Growers is on the forefront of the Boston local food movement. Bostonians, as well as people all over, are […]
Appreciating Your Food to the Fullest
What were you doing the last time you ate? Were you actually just eating? For many people, meals serve as a multi-purpose food-consuming/email-checking/news-reading/kid-taming session. But there is something to be gained from mindfully meditating on your food: where it comes from, who was involved in getting it to your table, and the energy that went into creating, transporting, and preparing it. As I found, clearing out mealtime distractions can help one reach multi-faceted satisfaction – mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Practicing such mindfulness every time one sits down to eat a meal contributes to what is known as mindful eating. Psychology Today describes it as “deliberately being fully aware of what is happening both inside and outside yourself, in your body, heart and mind and in your environment” […]
Discovering New Greens at Fresh Pond Apartments
Is there a meal that reminds you of home? Whether it’s your mom’s pad see ew or your Grandpa’s ratatouille, you can probably think of a dish or ingredient that reminds you of the place you are from. Replicating these meals can make home seem a little closer, but what do you if you can’t even find the ingredients in this country? I joined Farmer Tany at Fresh Pond Apartments’ vegetable gardens and discovered how one can grow a piece of home in one’s own backyard.
Fresh Pond Apartments has an ethnically diverse population. On the day of our maintenance visit, tenants speaking myriad languages joined us to harvest the last of summer’s crops. Several of the women, wearing vibrant scarves and jewel colored silks […]
Hi! My name is Adrienne and I’m the horticulture intern at Green City Growers this fall. Most of the work I do involves tending gardens- both our own Research and Development garden at our office in Somerville, and those that we’ve installed and routinely maintain for our clients all over Boston, the metro area, and the surrounding suburbs.
My job is really awesome, and I learn so many new things every day. I really like the garden maintenance “route” that I get to do on Thursdays, which involves three different garden sites/programs. I meet the farmer at the GCG office- either Tany or Allison, both wonderful farmers with lots of experience and enthusiasm- and we load up supplies. Then we head out to our sites, where we spend time harvesting, weeding, planting or seeding new […]