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.
Food and Finance High School in Manhattan has revolutionized the way 4-H’ers are raising animals. The school is where the New York City Hydroponics, Aquaculture, Aquaponics Learning Labs live. Click here for the full story.
The new National 4-H Council president and CEO, Jennifer Sirangelo , was hosted by Cornell University Cooperative Extension-New York City (CUCE-NYC) Jan. 27 in a student-led tour of Food and Finance High School’s Hydroponics, Aquaculture, Aquaponics Learning Labs – the only facility of its kind in a New York City high school. Click here for the […]
Land grant schools, like Cornell for New York State, provide support to urban farmers when they need such things as soil tests or information about pest control – support that they can’t find elsewhere. A recent article on npr.org explains the importance of urban research farms to address the particular challenges faced by urban farmers, […]