Victory Gardens and Teaching Urban Farming Over Zoom
Long-time farmer, gardener, and educator Melissa Metrick (manager, NYU Urban Farm Lab, and adjunct professor in the Nutrition and Food Studies Department at NYU) joins host Wythe Marschall (research associate, Cornell University) as a co-host to explore different visions for the future of growing food in and around cities. In this first episode, Wythe and Melissa discuss how she has adapted her Introduction to Urban Agriculture course at NYU Steinhardt in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Short version: she’s had to move a very physical class fully online, and her students are now MacGyvering planters and hydroponic buckets out of recyclables at home. Wythe and Melissa cover many changes in education and home-growing. We also learn a lot about running a teaching farm in the middle of New York City! Take a listen and, if you like this conversation, follow Fields for more!
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