From the rooftops of New York City to the sidewalks of inner-city Buffalo, urban farms are sprouting vegetables, fueling businesses and helping grow vibrant communities across the Empire State. Working these small plots are farmers young and old, from backgrounds as diverse as their agricultural needs and challenges.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]