In 2010 Green City Growers teamed with Recover Green Roofs to step up (literally up) their game and begin installing large vegetable production sites on rooftops. Partnering with Recover has allowed them to work with green roofs and structural engineers to allow for the highest possible yield from high above ground level.
In 2009 GCG partnered with Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, installing two large vegetable gardens at their corporate locations, and focused on structuring a program that would allow employers to install on-site vegetable gardens for their staff.
Owner Jessie is currently on the board for the Ecological Landscaping Association. The ELA promotes ecologically conscious practices through education for landscape professionals, and offers resources for professionals to connect.
Groundwork Somerville works with area youth to empower and train them to be successful in all things green and community-oriented. GCG and Groundwork Somerville installed Somerville’s first urban farm this spring around the corner from GCG’s office. The farm will be maintained by Groundwork’s Green Team, a group of passionate area teenagers.