Why to Plant a Garden and Grow Your Own Food - Cathy Erway

In Chapter 9 of 19 in her 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with Erik Michielsen, author and food writer Cathy Erway shares what she has learned about planting and growing a rooftop garden in Brooklyn. Erway, who writes the "Not Eating Out in New York" blog, turns to gardening after two years on other non-restaurant food experiences. She learns food science and farming while also understanding home garden implications for healthier eating and budget-friendly living. Erway is the author of "The Art of Eating In: How I learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove." She writes two blogs, "Not Eating Out in New York" (http://www.noteatingoutinny.com ) and "Lunch at Six Point" (http://www.lunchatsixpoint.com ). Erway earned her B.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College.