Seeds and the City is a podcast that explores all the ways we grow and eat food in and around our cities. By 2050, 70% of the world population is going to be living in urban areas, so let's talk about how we can stay connected with our food system, even in the concrete jungle. We dive into the stories of innovators in urban agriculture, sustainability and technology to get excited and involved in building a food system that's alive and delicious!



Elyssa and Alina are friends living in New York City passionately working within different aspects of urban agriculture.  Our fields (no pun intended) put us face-to-face with innovations in tech, sustainability, and NYC culture.  Elyssa spends her days working on clean energy and finance, and her weekends serving as an advisor to Brooklyn-based coworking lab, AgTech-X.  In addition to being a registered dietitian nutritionist, Alina oversees marketing, product and nutrition at AeroFarms, the leading indoor agriculture company in the world based in Newark, NJ.  Both are members of the NYC Urban Agriculture Collective, and both definitely eat their veggies.

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3rd Annual Fresh in February at Project Farmhouse


The NYC Agriculture Collective's third annual Fresh in February event is an opportunity to engage with NYC's urban farms, and learn how farms such as Square Roots, Farm.One, Smallhold and AeroFarms are able to grow your leafy greens in below-freezing weather, year-round. Come learn how NYC is fostering the growth of the hyperlocal, urban farming movement, who is growing, where they grow it, and how our city maintains its commitment to food waste diversion and sustainability.

Join the NYC Agriculture Collective on Thursday, February 28th from 6pm-9:30pm at GrowNYC's premier sustainable event space, Project Farmhouse in Union Square. The evening will include a speaker series, networking with urban farming and Ag-Tech professionals, delicious locally grown food, local beers and wines, and farm tables showcasing what is being grown right in your NYC backyard 365 days a year.

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