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 […]

Green Machines Help NYC Schools

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, […]

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 […]

CUCE-NYC Associate, Intern Showcase Healthy Recipes At Free Diabetes Informational Session

Story & Photos courtesy New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. In recognition of November being Diabetes Awareness Month, State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) held a free Diabetes Informational Session on Tuesday at the Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center in South Ozone Park, where attendees not only received advice from medical experts on how […]

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 […]

Hundreds Of New York City Youth To Participate In World’s Largest, Youth-Led Science Experiment

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 […]

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 […]