My name is Taylor Copeland, and I’m one of GCG’s business and marketing interns for the summer! I’m currently an undergraduate student at Penn State, majoring in Community and Economic Development, with a minor in Environmental Inquiry, and a specialization in Architecture. I am a native of Somerville, MA, so I was very excited to find this internship opportunity so close to home.
The Green City Grower’s Education Program and Services is something that really hits home for me. Growing up in Somerville, MA, I had very little educational background on topics such as agriculture, or more specifically, urban gardening and farming. I was really drawn to the fact that Green City Growers offers services that teach children how to plant and harvest, but more importantly, helps them understand where the food they are eating comes from. When I attended public school here in Somerville, I […]
We’re excited to announce that “The Urban Bounty – How to Grow Fresh Food, Anywhere” is now on sale! From our many friends and supporters, we were able to raise enough money through a Kickstarter campaign to publish our first ever book. The farmers at GCG have drawn upon their experiences from growing food in traditional in-ground gardens to kiddie pools on a parking garage rooftop to write this comprehensive guide. The start to finish “how-to” for growing food in unconventional places will help you to create a growing space that will match your taste preferences and skill-level for seasons to come.
Content in The Urban Bounty includes picking the best spot for a garden, how to space plants and seeds, pest management techniques, guides for season extension, […]
Check Out The Boston Globe today to read about our rooftop farm for Whole Foods in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.
Part 2 – Shadowing Adrienne Continued
Our next stop was to a different sort of sight, a couple gardens at Chestnut Park Assisted Living, an assisted living center in Brighton. Chestnut Parks is a member of our Eldercare garden program where we set up a schedule where we visit and do activities with the seniors. The real goal here is to promote a sense of community within the living facilities while educating them at the same time (a win win if you ask me.) The farming here was a lot less intensive and served more as […]
Part 1 – Shadowing Adrienne
Hello fellow farming enthusiasts, my name is Dan and I am one of the new Business and Administrative interns at Green City Growers. I just finished my second year at Northeastern University majoring in EnvironmentalScience and minoring in Physics and Mathematics. Given my major and minors, most of my classes at Northeastern are centered around science and learning the fundamentals of each given subject. When I was looking for summer/fall internships last winter, I wanted a job that would not only give me experience in multiple aspects of a company but would also focus on the more business side of things (being that I will probably never get to take a business class in school and what better way to get the knowledge). So, long story short, here I am at Green City […]
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.