From the rooftops of New York City to the sidewalks of inner-city Buffalo, urban farms are sprouting vegetables, fueling businesses and helping grow vibrant communities across the Empire State. Working these small plots are farmers young and old, from backgrounds as diverse as their agricultural needs and challenges.
Food and Finance High School students in Manhattan learn about sustainable food production by raising tilapia, shrimp and lobster in the Learning Lab.
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Vegetable Specialist, Darcy Telenko shares insights on what climate change means for urban farming.
The newly-formed Cornell Center for Health Equity (CCHEq) held its inaugural symposium on March 15 and 16 at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. David Satcher’s keynote address emphasized that health equity means “everyone has the opportunity to achieve their highest state of health.” The CCHEq brings together researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell’s Ithaca campus, and […]
President Martha E. Pollack has charged a 12-member committee of faculty from across the university to envision what Cornell’s presence in New York City might look like over the next decade. Part of the committee’s initial effort is to identify and recommend collaborative opportunities that complement, enrich and enhance the work of the Ithaca campus […]
Atop a roof overlooking Manhattan’s skyline at sundown Oct. 25, more than 300 public officials and proud parents of Food and Finance High School students toured a first-of-its-kind aquaponics greenhouse. Philson A.A. Warner, founding director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension – New York City (CUCE-NYC) Hydroponics, Aquaculture, Aquaponics Learning Lab, offered lively, personal tours of […]
A Brooklyn elementary school was transformed into a high-tech laboratory during a Cornell-led science discovery day Oct. 4. About 300 schoolchildren jammed all corners of Public School 21 as part of the 10th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day that reached an estimated 100,000 schoolchildren in 50 states. Last fall, Cornell led the national “drone […]
Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte was presented the National Urban Extension Leadership Award at the 2017 National Urban Extension Conference: Engaging in Collective Purpose held in Bloomington, Minnesota last month. Davis-Manigaulte is the Family and Youth Development Program leader and the Director of Community Relations for Cornell University Cooperative Extension’s NYC programs (CUCE-NYC). Cornell Cooperative Extension Director Chris […]
The New York State 4-H Foundation is recognizing 4-H true leaders from around the state and this week’s #TrueLeaders Tuesday highlight is 4-H alumnus Lazarus Lynch from New York City. Lazarus was a member of the Food & Finance High School 4-H Club in Manhattan and worked with the Cornell Hydroponics, Aquaculture & Aquaponics Learning Labs. He […]
Story by Kritika Kulshrestha Photo by Lisa Narloch Recycled computers and other office equipment from the College of Human Ecology has gained a second life at several New York City schools and churches, helping to advance Cornell’s sustainability mission. Working with Cornell University Cooperative Extension New York City leaders, the college donated 65 items – ranging from computers, monitors, […]