Story by Kritika Kulshrestha Photos by Kritika Kulshrestha and Manhattan Borough President’s Office There is more to urban agriculture than just food production. Urban farming introduces communities, children and adults to the value of green spaces in a city such as New York and allows for the creation of an educational environment where children can […]
Youth in New York City will join hundreds of thousands of youth across the world in leading the eighth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD) experiment. This year’s experiment, called “Motion Commotion,” will combine a speeding car collision and a distracted driving demonstration in a simulated activity that investigates the physical and human […]
Videos and Photos by Manhattan Borough President’s Office Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s office in collaboration with CUCE-NYC, Randall’s Island Park Alliance and the American Museum of Natural History organized Grow: Urban Garden Symposium in New York City on Oct. 14 this year. The symposium brought together more than 200 attendees including urban farmers, urban agriculture […]
Story by Eileen Chen Photos by CPC Pike Street SACCC staff and summer youth This summer Mr. Maurice Held, Cornell University Cooperative Extension – New York City community educator, came and taught the students at P.S.2 about nutrition. Students learned about healthy diets (such as eating more grains, fruits, vegetables etc.) and different recipes that […]
By Kritika Kulshrestha In a special event Oct. 29 at the Cornell University Cooperative Extension office in New York City CUCE-NYC Executive Director Jenni fer Tiffany introduced a 20-member delegation from China’s government agencies to Cornell University’s urban extension programs. Delegation members comprised those from China’s Ministry of Finance, the National Agriculture Comprehensive Development Office, […]
Partnering with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, CUCE-NYC will help to sow innovative urban agriculture projects in Big Apple schools, senior centers and public housing facilities during the next year. Click here for the full story.
Jennifer Tiffany, executive director of Cornell University Cooperative Extension New York City – or CUCE-NYC – and the BCTR’s director of outreach and community engagement presented a webinar on urban extension as part of the Smith-Lever Centennial Webinar Series sponsored by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture or NIFA. Click here to access the […]
Schools of fish may be common things to see, but watching some fish ‘school’ high school students from a basement in Manhattan’s West Side is a different experience altogether. Cathie Woteki, the United States Department of Agriculture’s or USDA’s Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, observed such a program recently during […]
To improve local resources for expectant and parenting teens and young adults, youth development experts at Cornell’s Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research – or BCTR – are partnering with community leaders in Buffalo, the Bronx and Rochester on Pathways to Success. Click here for the full story.