Meet Pamela

Hi. I’m Pamela Reed. Do you want to be friends? Let’s sip some tea together in the garden, with cats on our laps. Doesn’t that sound purrfect?

I was born and raised in the coal mines of Pennsylvania where I helped my father grow his tomato plants so high we couldn’t see out the kitchen window in the Summer. I then moved to Pittsburgh, PA to attend art school much to the confusion of all my family. There I met a boy named Matthew had matching neon blue hair as me, so of course I fell in love with him.

We moved in together and he brought his childhood cat Essy along. I also fell in love with Essy. Shortly after finishing school, we packed up all our belongings in a U-Haul and moved to New York City to follow our art dreams. We moved to Brooklyn in 2005 and we have lived here since. We are now parents to 6 cats and 3 daughters named Enceladus, Proxima and Europa.

At Brooklyn Farm Girl, we show that it's possible to grow your own food anywhere, even without a backyard. Then we bring our bountiful harvest back to our apartment and transform it into delicious recipes to share.

Speaking Of The Garden

Every summer Matthew and I talked about gardening memories that we both had growing up in our small towns. We had no back yard, we had no soil to dig into, so we thought – what if we make a garden many stories up on our roof?

It started small, just a few containers, then every year it expanded. We couldn’t help ourselves, we wanted to grow everything! We grow broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, peppers, beans, sugar snap peas, potatoes, pumpkins, watermelon, kale, strawberries, onions, carrots, sprouts, lettuce, soy beans, corn, cucumbers and more. We happily spend many hours in the garden every single week getting our hands (and nails) dirty. And now with a family, we even get to show our city kids where their food comes from!

So that’s how Brooklyn Farm Girl began. I wanted to share with others my experience of living in a big city but has that itch sometimes for a small town life.

film director life

When I’m not gardening or chasing my kids down the sidewalk (they're fast), I work as an artist with my creative partner, Matthew. We direct crazy, colorful, fun films - maybe you’ve even seen some on TV or the Internet!   I’m very lucky that I get to use my imagination every day!

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