On this week’s episode of Hot Grease, Nicole Taylor has a wealth of guests in the house. Arnetha Singleton, Virginia Cunningham, and Joan Bryant are in the studio talking about their work in the Ingersoll Garden of Eden in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn. Tune in to hear the ladies talk about about food from the South, from boney fish like porgies, to wild pokeweed greens. Hear their opinions regarding the new interest in gardening and farming amongst young people. Later, Nicole is joined by Rahul Saksena and Jamel Freeman of the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York, better known as ROC NYC. Tune in to hear about the need for justice for restaurant workers, as well as all workers who supply us with food. You don’t want to miss this one, so tune yourself into some Hot Grease! This episode has been brought to you by White Oak Pastures.
“She sent me mustard seeds, turnip seeds, carrots, string beans. Many of the gardeners- we can’t find the seeds here. Some of the gardeners were asking me if could call my sister and if she would send them some seeds, so she did.” — Arnetha Singleton on getting seeds from North Carolina, Hot Grease
“It’s exciting because years ago, you would have never heard of young people picking up any kind of activities like this. If you would have said anything about farming, especially farming on the rooftops and little square places in the community, they would have thought you were crazy” —Joan Bryant on Hot Grease
“We really want this to be a part of sustainability. How can you have your food be sustainable, but the workers who bring it to you are not being invested in.” —Jamel Freeman on Hot Grease