BOSTON — Green City Growers (GCG) received five awards within one week in recognition of the company’s success in its mission of transforming unused space into thriving urban farms, providing a variety of clients with immediate access to nutritious food, while revitalizing city landscapes and inspiring self-sufficiency.
“In nine years of operating, we have grown 175,000+ pounds of organic produce and engaged over 7,500 people, on less than two acres of space combined,” says Jessie Banhazl, CEO and Founder of GCG. “To have this work recognized is incredibly heartening for everyone at Green City Growers.”
GCG, a Certified B Corporation, has been included on B Lab’s Best for the Environment and Best for the World Overall list for 2017, earning scores in the top 10 percent of more than 2,100 Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment. The total 176 honoree companies come from 75 industries and 25 countries.
On September 15, GCG received the Walden Woods Project’s Environmental Challenge Award in honor of Fenway Farms and the partnership with Linda Henry and the Red Sox. Sited within Fenway Park, the farm produces 6,000 pounds of organically grown produce each season. Previous award recipients include President Bill Clinton and Robert Redford. The award was presented by Don Henley of the Eagles, Walden Woods Project founder, at the Global Environmental Leadership Award Dinner.
Lastly, Scout Somerville named GCG Best Eco-Friendly Business and Best Landscaping Company in its September/October edition. GCG hosts the Urban Ag. Ambassador program for the City of Somerville, in addition to maintaining farming sites throughout the Greater Boston area.
Green City Growers, the premier urban farming company in the northeast, envisions a world where rooftops and vacant lots become common and productive places to grow food – an agricultural revolution for a healthier nation. GCG works with corporate clients, retailers, property management companies and residential properties to install and maintain attractive edible landscapes. Farming sites range from small residential and commercial locations, to in-ground production farms, to the rooftop farms at Whole Foods Lynnfield and at Fenway Park, Fenway Farms.
—Green City Growers
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