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Seeds and the City is a show that explores all the ways we grow and eat food in New York City. Elyssa and Alina get face-to-face with innovators in urban agriculture, sustainability and technology to share the stories of people and projects shaping the future of food. Let's get excited and involved with building urban food systems that are alive and delicious.

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Seeds and the City is a show that explores all the ways we grow and eat food in New York City. Elyssa and Alina get face-to-face with innovators in urban agriculture, sustainability and technology to share the stories of people and projects shaping the future of food. Let's get excited and involved with building urban food systems that are alive and delicious.

    #13: Karen Washington: Rise and Root Farm. Step into the Bronx home of this iconic food justice advocate and community resilience leader as we discuss food apartheid, white privilege, and joining together in NYC

    #13: Karen Washington: Rise and Root Farm. Step into the Bronx home of this iconic food justice advocate and community resilience leader as we discuss food apartheid, white privilege, and joining together in NYC

    Today Elyssa + Alina have the honor of speaking with NYC farmer, advocate, and icon, Karen Washington. Karen is a fierce and compassionate leader, who gives a powerful voice to the fight for justice, resilience, and the end of food apartheid in communities of color. Sitting at Karen’s kitchen table (each with a cat on her lap) gave us a peek inside the warmth and humor of Karen’s character, that isn’t always divulged in her mighty public speaking. We visit The Garden of Happiness, a Bronx community garden, and listen to Karen (literally) sing her praises for Rise and Root farm. Don’t miss this one! 
    Reach Karen at : www.karenthefarmer.com   Karen@karenthefarmer.com  @karwasher
    Reach Elyssa + Alina at : www.seedsandthecity.com seedsandthecitypodcast@gmail.com  @seedsandthecitypodcast
    Thanks to Horti for sponsoring this episode. Get your indoor plant subscription at heyhorti.com and use code seedsandthecity for 10% off your first month.

    • 53 min
    #12: Sarah Ann Horton: Square Roots. Hydroponic urban farming in shipping containers for workforce development and entrepreneurship

    #12: Sarah Ann Horton: Square Roots. Hydroponic urban farming in shipping containers for workforce development and entrepreneurship

    This week we visit 10 hydroponic farms in Brooklyn, all thriving within individual shipping containers, permanently stationed in a parking lot. Square Roots started this operation as an urban agriculture training program for the next generation of farmers, and is bringing fresh local herbs and greens to grocery stores year round in NYC. We sit down with fashion icon and Farm Manager, Sarah Ann Horton, to learn how it all works, how to get involved, and the real deal with the Olsen Twins.
    www.squarerootsgrow.com
    @squarerootsgrow
    www.seedsandthecity.com
    seedsandthecitypodcast@gmail.com
    @seedsandthecitypodcast
    Thanks to Horti for sponsoring this episode. Get your indoor plant subscription at heyhorti.com and use code seedsandthecity for 10% off your first month.

    • 30 min
    #11: Bonus Episode: Costa Constantinides: Climate Mobilization Act from NYC City Council

    #11: Bonus Episode: Costa Constantinides: Climate Mobilization Act from NYC City Council

    Chair of NYC Council's Environmental Protection Committee, Costa Constantinides, invites Alina + Elyssa to his Astoria headquarters for a crash course on the Climate Mobilization Act. Learn the top 3 things everyone should know about this landmark legislation for the Green New Deal. Plus, hear why EVERY school in Astoria will have a hydroponic science lab by 2021, and the unknown impact that KB Toys has had on all of us. 

    • 23 min
    Season 2 Trailer

    Season 2 Trailer

    Thanks for listening to Season 1 of Seeds and the City! We had so much fun talking to experts and leaders in the world of urban ag, sustainability and technology. Most of all, we loved hearing from you! We will be back in the fall with Season 2, but in the meantime let us know who you’d like us to interview and topics you want to know more about! You can follow us on instagram
    @seedsandthecitypodcast. Until then - Have a green and delicious summer!

    • 1 min
    #10: Alan Burchell: Green roofs 101- impacts on energy, water, food & sustainability

    #10: Alan Burchell: Green roofs 101- impacts on energy, water, food & sustainability

    Season 1 Finale! Alan Burchell of Urbanstrong does a deep dive on green roofs, touching on: clean energy, food production, water conservation, and the irreplaceable importance of nature in our lives. Plus, everything you ever wanted to know (and probably more) about bidets, Indiana Jones, jatropha and... what's on Alina's face?

    Reach Alan at www.urbanstrong.com or @urbanstrong

    Reach Elyssa + Alina at www.seedsandthecity.com, seedsandthecitypodcast@gmail.com, @seedsandthecitypodcast

    • 34 min
    #9: Robyn Shapiro: Is cricket powder protein the most sustainable food of the future?

    #9: Robyn Shapiro: Is cricket powder protein the most sustainable food of the future?

    Did you hear that CRUNCH? It was Elyssa + Alina chowing down on cricket protein granola! Come with us on a journey to get comfortable & excited about eating crickets with Robyn Shapiro, founder of Seek Food. Robyn has uncovered the silver bullet for global hunger, food waste, sustainability, climate change & water conservation with these little critters. www.seek-food.com www.seedsandthecity.com seedsandthecitypodcast@gmail.com @seedsandthecitypodcast

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

marie661998 ,

Feel like friends

The girls sounds like people I want to be friends with.

Anonymous1684390834289074 ,

Great podcast

This is a great way to learn about the local agriculture happenings in NY. I enjoy listening every week.

grizmobeach ,

Seedtastical

Yo dat was seedtastical.

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