Community & Diversity

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 […]

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 […]

Long Islanders find innovative culinary uses for lavender, “a flower from heaven”

Long Islanders find innovative culinary uses for lavender, “a flower from heaven”

Written By McKenzi Thi Murphy Editor-in-Chief On a dreary Sunday morning, a misty rain falls over the expansive green-tinged fields. Though they have not yet borne flowers, the damp plants, placed in perfectly spaced rows, give the air a subtle herbal scent, lulling visitors into […]

Long Island’s CSAs are growing to include more than just produce

Long Island’s CSAs are growing to include more than just produce

Written By Felicia LaLomia Co-Editor-in-Chief As the sun rises in the sky on the breezy late spring day, Jennifer Ross pulls the hose along the rows of dark green vegetables that line the back of the barn. She turns on the nozzle, releasing a shower […]