CEO and Founder, Green City Growers | USA
Jessie Banhazl is the CEO and Founder of Green City Growers. After graduating, she moved to New York City and began a career in reality television production. In 2008, she moved back to Boston to run GCG, re-awakening her passion for food, farming, and sustainability. Jessie has extensive experience in marketing, communications, management, production and PR. She is involved in the Local Food movement and is passionate about cooking with fresh ingredients.
Jessie has led GCG through 6 successful seasons, building and maintaining over 600 raised-bed vegetable gardens and urban farms, including rooftop farms at Whole Foods Market in Lynnfield and Fenway Park. Jessie can be found wearing multiple hats daily, and is often dirt-covered and farming in the morning, running the business in the afternoon, and speaking at events in the evening.