What’s the best way to get people interested and involved in a better food system? Have them taste a ripe tomato at peak ripeness, picked off the vine. Once you’ve had a homegrown, perfectly ripened, chemical free tomato – how could you eat anything else? Getting people to experience growing their own food, at home or work, or even on water, is the focus of this episode. In-studio guests: Jenny Broutin Farah shares her SproutsIO personal micro-garden. Developed at the MIT Media Lab, it is soil-free, energy-efficient, hybrid hydroculture, wi-fi powered solution for people to grow their own produce year round. The Kickstarter campaign launches this week, hoping to raise $100,000 to put SproutsIO into production. To learn more, or back the project visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/451425606/sproutsio-smart-microgarden?ref=3c1308 Amanda McDonald Crowley shares her experience as a cultural worker and curator on the floating food forest project Swale NY. Swale NY wants urbanite to experience picking and eating fresh produce grown in public spaces – for the public. Currently at Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Swale NY is open to the public Thursdays – Sundays. To lean more visit: http://www.swaleny.org