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1 YOUR FARM. AT WORK. CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAMS Join your coworkers outside to help plant, maintain, and harvest organic produce from your company s own urban farm. Green City Growers corporate wellness garden programs help companies throughout the greater Boston area enhance the sustainability of their campuses, improve the health and wellness of employees (and attract and retain high quality candidates), get involved with and give back to the community, and receive positive press. The experienced, highly professional urban farmers at GCG are horticultural experts who specialize in small-scale urban growing. GCG has partnered with companies and educational institutions to continuously advance the quality of our services and grow food anywhere the sun shines! CURRENT CORPORATE CLIENT PROJECTS Google (Cambridge) Akamai Technologies (Cambridge) athenahealth (Watertown) Verizon (Waltham) Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare (Wellesley/Quincy) Massachusetts Medical Society (Waltham) Mapfre USA/Commerce Insurance (Webster) Abt Associates (Cambridge) National Grid (Waltham)

2 WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOUR BUSINESS A HANDS-ON EDUCATION Green City Growers farmers are not simply horticultural experts. We are a team of highly trained and passionate educators who strive to teach all skill levels in a relatable, hands-on way. Our goal is to empower all those with whom we work, and help them to learn the skills necessary to grow their own food at home or in their community. In the process, your employees will gain a greater understanding of where food comes from, how it is grown, and what healthy eating really means. ADAPTABILITY & CUSTOMIZATION Because the needs and desires of each company are different, no two Green City Growers farms or programs are ever quite the same. Our raised beds come in a variety of options and looks, with a number of additional extras such as pest fencing and cold frames for season extension. Our educational programming is offered weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, in addition to supplemental maintenance services. It s a different feeling than touching my keyboard all day, and it s nice to get out and see something green and growing and battle some bugs instead of my keyboard for a while Marie Duprey, HPHC Volunteer FARM MAINTENANCE In addition to educational programs, GCG offers weekly maintenance services to ensure a bountiful, beautiful yield throughout the growing season. Produce harvested can be taken home with volunteers, donated to a food shelter like Food for Free, or incorporated into your campus s on-site restaurant or cafeteria.

3 CROP WISH LIST SPRING SUMMER FALL *Arugula Basil *Arugula *Starred crops can be planted in low light gardens with 4 or more hours of sunlight. Asparagus Beets Beans Bok Choy Beets Bok Choy HERBS Chives Garlic Chives Lavender Lemon Balm Marjoram Mint Oregano Rosemary Bok Choy Broccoli *Broccoli Raab Cabbage *Carrots *Chard *Cilantro *Collards *Dill *Greens Brussels Sprouts Cucumbers *Carrots *Chard *Collards Eggplant Fennel Husk Cherry Okra Peppers, Sweet Broccoli *Broccoli Raab Cabbage *Carrots *Chard *Cilantro *Collards *Kale Kohlrabi Lettuce (Head) Tarragon *Kale Peppers, Hot Lettuce (Loose) Thyme Kohlrabi Potatoes *Mesclun Mix Savory *Leeks Potatoes, Sweet Pea Shoots Stevia Onions Pumpkins (Mini) *Radishes FRUIT Apple Pear Cherry Apricot Peach Plum Lettuce (Head/Loose) *Mesclun Mix *Parsley Pea Shoots *Radishes Rhubarb Scallions *Spinach Scallions Summer Squash Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Slicing Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatillos Winter Squash (Acorn, Butternut) Scallions *Spinach FLOWERS Calendula Nasturtium *Pansies Sunflowers Berries Sugar Snap Peas Zucchini *Violas

4 PROGRAM TIMELINE FEBRUARY Indoor seed-starting for spring planting. Fill out wish list and order fruit trees and bushes. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER Planting of fall crops. Beets, carrots, chard, arugula, endive, cilantro, kale, leeks, bunching onion, peas, radish, spinach, broccoli, brussels sprouts, turnips & more. MARCH Orientation for participating employees, introducing them to the program and generating interest. Installation begins after snow melts. NOVEMBER With cold frames: plant over-winter crops. Kale, carrots, mixed greens, chard, beets, collards & more. Without cold frames: final harvest and end-ofmonth farm shut-down. APRIL Spring planting early April (with cold frames) or late April (without). Beets, broccoli, kale, carrots, chard,, leeks, lettuce, peas, radishes, spinach, garlic, strawberries, & more. DECEMBER With cold frames: cold frame maintenance continues for first two weeks, guaranteeing a successful harvest in early spring. MAY First harvest of spring crops. Planting of summer crops. Beans, basil, cucumber, cabbage, carrots, collards, eggplant, head lettuce, tomatoes, tomatillos, zucchini, & more. JANUARY With cold frames: clear off any snow build-up, and water crops once monthly. JUNE AUGUST Consistent farm maintenance, including weeding, pest and fungal maintenance, harvesting, and replanting of vegetables. FEBRUARY Contact GCG Headquarters to begin preparations and ensure priority scheduling for another successful growing season!

5 INSTALLATION PROGRAM OPTIONS Whether working with multiple raised beds, a modular milk crate system, or a rooftop, our installations are seamless. See other side for options. Raised beds are a great way to grow produce in a contained, clean aesthetic on your property, and can be placed on top of any surface, including concrete, rooftops, and gravel. Hardware, trellises, drip irrigation with timer, and GCG s own custom blended high-quality organic soil are included. Nontoxic stains and bed colors available upon request. EDUCATION & MAINTENANCE Weekly: starting at $185/visit Our educational programming is designed to provide your employees with a structured and supervised setting wherein they can gain familiarity with the skills to maintain a successful urban farm. Daily activities consist of a combination of hands-on farming tasks, group discussions and educational activities. RECOMMENDED SETUP 5 plus 4 x8 beds for the best possible program, with pest fencing (if in the suburbs), and cold frames for season extension. Total one-time installation cost for 5 4 x8 beds with fencing and cold frames: $9,500-$15,000. Custom designs and garden structures can be quoted upon request. Farming activities include planting, weeding, watering, pest management, trouble-shooting, harvesting, and basic farm maintenance. Weekly basic maintenance services often supplement bi-weekly or monthly programming on off-weeks. We anticipate the program to run 8 months (March-October) without cold frames, or 10 months (February-November) with cold frames. EXTRAS Tools (one time purchase): Equipment averages around $500 for volunteers. Hand tools, spray bottles, measuring cups, trellising, hoses.

6 DESIGN OPTIONS Cedar - $975 Recycled Plastic - $1,050 Timbers - $1,150 COLD FRAMES Start at $450 for 4 x4 Frame. Cold frames act as mini greenhouses, trapping heat to extend the growing season from the first week of March to the first week of December. Built to order. Two required per 4 x8 bed. PEST AND RABBIT FENCING Pest: $175 per 4 x8 Bed. Rabbit: $150 per 4 x8 Bed. Exact fit. Standard and wood-framed options. Fencing is recommended if necessary for the success of the garden. PERIMETER FENCING, PATHWAYS & MULCH Custom Pricing. Beautifully and practically designed to keep out pests and enclose your garden space. MODULAR SYSTEMS Custom Pricing. Milk crate farms can be placed on any surface, configured to any shape, and easily moved if necessary.

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