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Melissa  Metrick

Melissa Metrick

Melissa Metrick is an NYU Adjunct Professor and manages the NYU Urban Farm Lab. Metrick teaches a hands-on Urban Agriculture class at the farm, where students learn how to grow food and implement sustainable urban agriculture practices. Metrick has upwards of a decade of experience in urban agriculture, from teaching children how to grow food at the New York Botanical Gardens to managing the garden at Roberta’s, where she designed and created the on-site kitchen garden. A graduate of the Master’s Program in Food Studies, she also holds a Horticultural Certificate from Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and is a Master Composter.

Wythe  Marschall

Wythe Marschall

Wythe Marschall is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University and a research associate in controlled environment agriculture at Cornell University. He is also a socialist and avid sci-fi reader. His research explores the intersection of millennial labor precarity and techno-utopian visions for greening cities. His first book project examines the rise of commercial indoor farming in New York City.

Allie  Wist

Allie Wist

Allie E.S. Wist is an artist-scholar, photographer, and writer working on topics related to food, futures, sensory studies, and Anthropocene landscapes. Her work encompasses research, radio broadcasts, and experiences that render past and future speculation accessible through sensory narratives. She is currently working on an Arts PhD focusing on the Anthropocene, and she most recently was an adjunct at NYU, in addition to being a visuals editor for Condé Nast's Bon Appetit magazine. She received a B.A. in Mass Media and Fine Art from Boston University, and an M.A. in Food Studies from New York University.

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