Gwen Schantz and Mariana Souza are making big moves in their respective areas of urban farming. Gwen is the COO of Brooklyn Grange, the premier pioneer in rooftop farming in the country, growing over 50,000 lbs of organic produce every year. Mariana is the Head Mushroom Grower at Brooklyn Grange, and tells us about why she became interested in growing mushrooms. This program has been sponsored by Heritage Foods USA. Today’s music provided by Pamela Royal.


Image from Brooklyn Grange

“The money is in the mushrooms – well that’s what they say, and that’s what we’re trying to figure out!” [18:30]

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