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Day Habilitation Programs Seek to Educate Individuals with Autism

Day Habilitation Programs Seek to Educate Individuals with Autism

By Maia Vines and Xian Wornell Education Editor and Assistant Multimedia Editor On April 11, the ELIJA School and farm partnered with Donna Karan to host an Autism Awareness event for the farm’s new high-tech greenhouse.  This will be one of many fundraisers the farm […]

A look in the shell of a Long Island snail farm

A look in the shell of a Long Island snail farm

Written by Augustus Fei Contributing writer Snail porridge was presented as part of a surprise seven course meal to 32 people, all dishes utilizing locally sourced ingredients from the farms in the area. Despite its cultivation scarcity in the United States, the snails served were […]

The vineyards of eastern Long Island are enjoying the early days of climate change.

The vineyards of eastern Long Island are enjoying the early days of climate change.

Written by Louis Walker Community & Diversity Editor A warming climate could mean better wines for vineyards on the eastern part of Long Island, if heavy rains don’t ruin the plants first. “The grapes that once suited an area will likely no longer work and […]

CBD and Its Educational Moment

CBD and Its Educational Moment

Written by Maia Vines & Xian Wornell Science Editor & Assistant Multimedia Editor This past weekend, May 4, community members and employees at Innovative Nutrition, a naturopathic supplements retailer in East-Setauket, Long Island, NY,  gathered outside the shop for an informative training session by David […]

Composting problems into solutions

Composting problems into solutions

Written by Katherine Hoey Business Editor On March 20, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Long Island Power Authority’s board of trustees voted to approve a food digester that will not only reduce the amount of food being sent to landfills, but also compost it and […]

Cold Spring Harbor Lab genetically modifies fruit for consumption

Cold Spring Harbor Lab genetically modifies fruit for consumption

Written By Jawad Hossain Business Editor A light drizzle sprinkled the around 7,000 hard and soft plants Sunday morning at the Biophilia Organic Farm on Manor Lane in Jamesport. Farmers Phil Barbato and Abra Morawiec weeded around  nine varieties of fruits that they had planted […]

Long Island organizations target hunger through food waste

Long Island organizations target hunger through food waste

Written by Scott Terwilliger Contributing Writer At Island Harvest Food Bank, a few volunteers swivel around on forklifts, moving pallets into and out of the refrigerator. Others pulled out produce to stock their gleaming white trucks. The organization provides food assistance to an estimated one […]

Revitalization of Patchogue Village, starting with its breweries.

Revitalization of Patchogue Village, starting with its breweries.

Written by Helen Jiang Contributing Writer Blue Point Brewing co. opened the doors of its new brewery in Patchogue on April 17, adding to the growing nightlife scene and revitalization of Patchogue Village. Blue Point, one of the few internationally known beer brands from Long […]

The sprouting of hydroponic farming on Long Island

The sprouting of hydroponic farming on Long Island

Written by Erika Peters Science Editor Entering the hydroponic garden inside the Maryhaven Center of Hope in Yaphank feels a bit like entering a science lab. Thirty-nine futuristic towers of plants, including lettuce, kale, and mint, fill the room, surrounded in all directions by radiant […]

A decline in farms on Long Island

A decline in farms on Long Island

Written by Kiara Thomas Contributing Writer New York has seen a six percent decrease in farms across the state according to census data released by The U.S. Department of Agriculture 2017 on April 11. Developments, the increase cost of real estate and a decrease in […]