Episode 2: Passion, with EunYoung Sebazco

Photos by Shirley Cai

Photos by Shirley Cai


In this episode, we learn about the power that the humble grain of rice has in opening up larger conversations. We travel to Randall’s Island Park to visit horticulturist and rice pioneer EunYoung Sebazco whose passion for rice led her to create one of the only known rice paddies in New York City. We learn about her journey in creating the rice paddies—how she managed to do so in an urban setting using a single book and her grandmother’s wisdom—as well as the unexpected discovery about her own family that she stumbled upon along the way.

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The print version of this story can be found in Issue 3: Rice

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