21 episodes

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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 92 Ratings

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.

    #20: Eric Adams: Brooklyn Borough President. Urban agriculture for health, nutrition, diet, climate and the NYC Mayors office.

    #20: Eric Adams: Brooklyn Borough President. Urban agriculture for health, nutrition, diet, climate and the NYC Mayors office.

    Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joins Elyssa + Alina to discuss urban agriculture through the lens of health and nutrition. In his new book, "Healthy at Last: A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses," Eric talks about his personal journey to a plant based diet and how to eat cheap, healthy, and local. He also shares his policies and vision for NYC, for his Mayoral run in 2021!
    Reach Eric Adams & BK Borough Hall at: www.brooklyn-usa.org ; @bkborohall
    Reach Elyssa + Alina at: www.seedsandthecity.com ; seedsandthecitypodcast@gmail.com ; @seedsandthecitypodcast

    • 29 min
    #19: Daniel Beckmann: Foodshed.io. Blockchain for food systems and agtech to bring people and food closer together.

    #19: Daniel Beckmann: Foodshed.io. Blockchain for food systems and agtech to bring people and food closer together.

    What is blockchain, and how does it apply to the future of farming and a more sustainable food system? The brilliant Dr. Daniel Beckmann explains all you ever wanted to know about traceability, and how Foodshed uses agtech to reduce friction in the food supply chain. His technology makes logistics more efficient to impact food safety, food waste, competitive pricing, and bring people and food closer together. (Episode recorded pre-pandemic.)
    Reach Dr. Dan & Foodshed at: www.foodshed.io ; @foodshed.io 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.

    • 40 min
    #18: Tony Hillery: Harlem Grown. Urban farming as a medium for youth education, workforce development, food justice and community engagement.

    #18: Tony Hillery: Harlem Grown. Urban farming as a medium for youth education, workforce development, food justice and community engagement.

    Harlem Grown uses urban farming as a powerful medium for education, support and mentorship to community members in upper Manhattan. Tony Hillery, Executive Director, describes the impacts of  generational poverty, and why Harlem Grown’s approach encompasses students, teachers, workforce development, and community engagement to provide reliable and consistent programming. Tune in to learn how to go beyond the headlines, and become part of Harlem Grown’s “farm-ily” through curiosity, action, and your own skill set. (Episode recorded pre-pandemic.)Reach Tony & Harlem Grown at: www.harlemgrown.org ; @harlemgrown  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

    • 42 min
    #17: Clara Kann: Rooftop Reds. The first rooftop vineyard in the world to prove urban viticulture is commercially viable, is growing wine grapes in Brooklyn, NY

    #17: Clara Kann: Rooftop Reds. The first rooftop vineyard in the world to prove urban viticulture is commercially viable, is growing wine grapes in Brooklyn, NY

    Join Elyssa + Alina on a visit to the worlds first commercially viable rooftop vineyard! The 15K sq ft Brooklyn rooftop of Rooftop Reds is demystifying wine by providing access to anyone who wants to enjoy a non-presumptuous glass and check out the 168 growing grape vines. Learn about low intervention winemaking, the true essence of terroir, and why Clara is hearing voices. (Episode recorded pre-pandemic.)
    Reach Clara & Rooftop Reds at: http://www.rooftopreds.com ; @rooftopreds
    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
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    • 32 min
    #16: Puneet Sabharwal: Horti. Indoor plant subscription designed to build confidence in houseplant care.

    #16: Puneet Sabharwal: Horti. Indoor plant subscription designed to build confidence in houseplant care.

    Horti is a plant subscription service designed to build confidence in caring for houseplants. Horti Founder and full time #plantfluencer, Puneet, explains why Horti doesn’t just want to sell plants, he wants to inspire a community of gardeners that connect with nature and live cleaner, happier lives. We discuss mental health benefits of greenery, house plant supply chains, and how a curated kit of hardy plants with instructions for repotting and propagation may change your approach to urban living.
    Reach Horti at: www.heyhorti.com ; @heyhorti
    Reach Elyssa + Alina at: www.seedsandthecity.com ; seedsandthecitypodcast@gmail.com ; @seedsandthecitypodcast
    Get your indoor plant subscription at heyhorti.com and use code “seedsandthecity” for 10% off your first month.

    • 31 min
    #15: Manuela Zamora: NY Sun Works. Science education and curriculum through hydroponic farming labs and greenhouses in urban classrooms throughout NYC.

    #15: Manuela Zamora: NY Sun Works. Science education and curriculum through hydroponic farming labs and greenhouses in urban classrooms throughout NYC.

    NY Sun Works is a nonprofit that transforms classroom science labs into fully functioning hydroponic farms that educate students and teachers about local food. Executive Director, Manuela Zamora, and her team have revamped science class for grades K-12 to cover everything from photosynthesis and pollination, to community impact and global sustainability. Regardless of zip code, every single student gets a chance to bring home delicious, local produce they’ve grown and harvested, to share with friends and family.  
    Reach NY Sun Works at: www.nysunworks.org  @nysunworks
    Elyssa + Alina at: www.seedsandthecity.com seedsandthecitypodcast@gmail.com   @seedsandthecitypodcast

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

Maui4027 ,

Greener world.

Exciting to know that green is growing on top of the roofs. There is hope for a better world.

Shrhdhehehe ,

Episode #15!

I just finished listening to episode #15 and was blown away. What a great project and what a great podcast!!

marie661998 ,

Feel like friends

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

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