Manhattan College Lauches Urban Agriculture Internship with Groundwork Hudson Valley

“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.”

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