SOMERVILLE, Mass., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Green City Growers (GCG), the northeast's premier urban farming company, and National Development, one of Massachusetts' most active development firms, have teamed up to incorporate urban agriculture projects in multiple properties in a move that GCG CEO Jessie Banhazl calls "an exciting step in the widespread adoption of urban agriculture regionally and nationally."
While National Development isn't the only real estate developer recognizing the value of greenspace, they are forward thinking by seeing gardens as an important next step in reimagining office parks and apartment complexes. Their commitment to wellness has driven an unparalleled adoption of on-site gardens at multi-family projects like Chroma Cambridge and mixed-used properties like The District Burlington. Through this relationship, GCG installs gardens and offers garden and sustainability programming to engage and motivate tenants – an important aspect of National Development's philosophy of active community involvement with nature.
"We're so committed to this idea that we also host a GCG-run garden program at our corporate headquarters in Newton" says Andrew Gallinaro, Senior Vice President of Asset Management at National Development. "Every week, a group of our staff meets with the GCG team to learn about our garden, how the plants are progressing and how to best take care of them so the garden succeeds. It's been incredibly well-received at home base as well as several of our other properties."
For GCG, clients like National Development mean greater social impact. "Our message is simple: find unused spaces and transform them into productive, engaging places to grow produce," says Banhazl. "Because of our relationship with National Development, this message can reach many more people than we could alone."
About Green City Growers: Green City Growers (GCG) is the Northeast's premier urban farming business. GCG transforms unused space into thriving urban farms, providing immediate access to nutritious produce while revitalizing city landscapes and inspiring self-sufficiency through garden education programs. GCG's clients include Whole Foods Market, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, athenahealth, and Fenway Farms at Fenway Park. Green City Growers was founded in 2008.
About National Development
For over 25 years, National Development has been one of the most active development firms in Massachusetts. Specializing in mixed-use, retail, multi-family, commercial and senior housing projects, National Development and its affiliates have developed over 28 million square feet of space, manage over 9 million square feet and over 2,400 residential units. For more information, visit www.natdev.com or follow @nationaldevelop
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