Gardens NYC: Melting Pot

Growing up on a farm in Greece, New York restauranteur George Iliopoulos learned a thing or two about growing food. At 12, he hopped on a ship and headed to America. He finally settled in Staten Island, where his garden now produces plenty of fresh veggies for his family’s table. But it wasn’t always easy; despite his understanding of farming, things didn’t always grow like he thought they should. Some planting advice from an Italian neighbour helped make things tick. It’s all part of the diversity of living in New York, something that George says makes him a better person.