High schoolers spawn fish, grow lettuce on NYC school rooftop

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 […]

Urban 4-H: Changing Minds, Changing Lives

Story and Photography by Melissa Cheri A high-tech agricultural lab. Produce grown without soil. High school students in white lab coats running experiments—four floors above the metal detectors that greet them each morning. All in the middle of New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. One thing’s for sure: this isn’t your parent’s 4-H. The 4-H […]

Cornell Scientist Takes Korean Delegation On A Tour Of Cornell’s Hydroponics Labs

By Kritika Kulshrestha Cornell scientist Philson A.A. Warner demonstrated his under-construction state-of-the-art aquaponics greenhouse laboratory at the Cornell Learning Labs in New York City on Nov. 9, to a team from the Korea Digital Media High School. South Korea-based Korea Digital Media High School is an independent private school specializing in information technology and consists […]

Revisiting The 2015 Grow: Urban Garden Symposium

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 […]

CUCE-NYC Executive Director Introduces Cornell’s Urban Extension Programs To Chinese Delegation

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, […]