From Rooftops and Abandoned Lots, an Urban Harvest

From rooftop apiaries in Paris to a vegetable-and-chicken farm in Philadelphia, agriculture has come to the city. This hour, urban farmer Mary Seton Corboy and food writer Jennifer Cockrall-King talk about the future of food. And how about some dandelion flower jelly? Tama Matsuoka Wong, forager for Restaurant Daniel in New York City, talks about the joys of eating garden weeds.

Segment Guests

Mary Seton Corboy

Mary Seton Corboy is the Co-Founder and Chief Farm Hand at Greensgrow Farm. She is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Tama Matsuoka Wong


Tama Matsuoka Wong forages for restaurants in the New York City area. She’s also co-author of Scraps, Wilt & Weeds: Turning Wasted Food into Plenty (Grand Central, 2017) and of Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard or Farmers’ Market (Clarkson Potter, 2012) She’s based in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

Jennifer Cockrall-King

Jennifer Cockrall-King is the author of Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution (Prometheus Books, 2012). She is based in Naramata, Canada.

Flora Lichtman

Flora Lichtman was the host of the podcast Every Little Thing. She’s a former Science Friday multimedia producer.