The Green Team helped to manage invasive species at Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey. Pathways Program intern at the refuge, Brittany Forslind, on her work with the crew in August:
Follow the link to read the lohud.com article, “Yonkers’ Floating Laboratory Hosts Visitors From Around the World,” from August 18–also featured in the Journal News Yonkers & Mount Vernon print edition, August 29.
Follow link another update from Curt:
Follow link for Curt’s update and photos:
“In Yonkers, the fourth largest city in New York State, officials are a third done with a “daylighting” project—a term for the opening up of underground streams.”
“This summer, three [Manhattan College undergrads] are expanding the rooftop garden to grow organic produce in an effort to keep local food costs low…. They are the first students to participate in the new Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability (CURES) Urban Agriculture Internship. Part education and part service, this unique paid internship gives students the opportunity to learn how to farm in an urban setting, growing organic produce on the College’s rooftop garden.
The internship was designed in collaboration with Groundwork Hudson Valley. It includes educational sessions throughout the summer in urban farming techniques and hydroponics. In return, all yields will be donated to Groundwork’s “Get Fresh Yonkers Farm Co-Op” initiative, which helps deliver fresh, nutritious produce to the community at an affordable price.”
Read the full story here: https://manhattan.edu/news/mc-launches-urban-agriculture-internship-groundwork-hudson-valley
Groundwork’s Get Fresh Yonkers Farmers Market is up and running for the season and the Journal News is taking notice!
Here’s all the info you need to join us next Saturday:
When: Every Saturday from 10am-4pm; June 1- October 26
Where: The daylighted Van der Donck Park in downtown Yonkers, across the street from the Yonkers Train Station and adjacent to the Yonkers Riverfront Library.
So come pick up some fresh local produce (all grown within 100 miles of Yonkers, including some from the Science Barge and our very own Yonkers Citizen Farmers!) and enjoy free food tastings and entertainment for all ages!
Be sure to check out our Facebook page for updates on each week’s musical performers and other entertainment: https://www.facebook.com/GroundworkHV
Visit this page to learn more about the market: http://www.groundworkhv.org/programs/farmers-market/
A pdf version of the article is also available here: 5/17/13: Westchester Magazine Bob Walters Profile