Green City Growers

Raised garden beds, rooftop farms, year-round growing, education, maintenance

Somerville, Massachusetts

United States

growmycitygreen.com

About Green City Growers

Green City Growers (GCG) transforms unused space into thriving urban farms, providing clients with immediate access to nutritious food, while revitalizing city landscapes and inspiring self-sufficiency.

Growing food for oneself has multiple health and environmental benefits, but the tools and knowledge to do so successfully are limited. Education and engagement around gardening can make a significant difference in an individual's understanding of their health and how it relates to food. By providing the support businesses and homeowners need to grow-their own, GCG significantly impacts obesity rates, food access issues, and the environment. 

GCG is an Urban Farming company focused on growing as much food as possible in otherwise unused spaces. From rooftops to raised beds, GCG builds and installs urban farms, offering educational and hands-on programs for businesses, food service providers, and educational institutions. 

We became a B Corp because the fundamentals upon which Green City Growers was founded are aligned with the B Corp mission. It was an obvious choice for us to go through the certification process, as we were already committed to a B Corp level of sustainability and social responsibility.   

The Change We Seek®

Green City Growers envisions a world where lawns, rooftops, and vacant lots become common and productive places to grow food – an agricultural revolution for a healthier nation. People from all walks of life will have access to a network of sustainable farms, fueling personal and environmental health. 

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

August 2014
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
130
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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