Tag: farming

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]