Business Program Cost

Raised Bed Costs

Raised-beds grow produce in a contained, clean aesthetic on the school’s property. Raised-beds work on any surface, including concrete, rooftops and gravel.

Our raised-beds are constructed using Douglas fir that we treat with a non-toxic wood stabilizer to lengthen the wood’s life. Weed block and hardware cloth line the raised-bed’s bottom, and they are gridded to allow for math problems and organizing multiple students. Our soil is a custom-blended organic mix developed specifically for raised-bed use.

Raised-bed price includes installation, high-quality organic soil and trellising. Custom designs and garden structures such as trellised entranceways, windowsill planters, perimeter fencing or other design additions can be quoted on request.

4′x8′ Raised-Bed $850
4′x4′ Raised-Bed $550
4′x8′ Cold Frames $800
4′x4′ Cold Frames $400
4′x8′ Critter Fencing $225
4′x4′ Critter Fencing $150
Recommended Installation
5 4′x8′ beds w/Critter Fencing & Cold Frames
$9,175

GCG recommends 5 4′x8′ beds or 10 4′x4′ for most educational programs, though smaller gardens are absolutely possible with smaller groups. GCG also highly recommends installing cold frames for season extension as a way for the program to work best with the northeastern weather constraints.

On-Site Education and Garden Maintenance

We recommend weekly hands-on education and maintenance, at least for the program’s the first year. As your employees become more skilled and familiar with what it takes to maintain a successful garden, visits can be brought down in frequency. Weekly visits create accountability for the volunteers as well as supplies extra professional horticultural assistance to guarantee your garden’s success.

Daily activities consist of a combination of hands-on gardening tasks, group discussions and educational activities. Gardening activities include planting, weeding, watering, pest management, trouble-shooting, harvesting and basic garden maintenance.

We anticipate the program to run for 8 months (March-October) without cold frames, or 10 months (February-November) with cold frames.

GCG Weekly Education and Maintenance Rate: around $175/visit*, depending on the number of participants and length of visits.

*This rate includes all materials costs other than tools and equipment.

Additional Services

Green City Growers is excited to offer additional services and programs that can add value to the garden program. Some of our services include: Fruit tree installations, rain water catchment, bee keeping, chickens and urban livestock, composting and more! Please let us know if you would like more information on our other programs.