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 […]

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 […]

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, […]