Greenhouse Gas Flux
What is the impact of vegetable production on the greenhouse gas exchange between soil and air? The Farm Hub and Cornell Cooperative Extension are collaborating on a research trial this question, and also uncovers solutions to reduce further emissions.
Growing No-till Melons
This past spring, the Farm Hub began growing melons (watermelons, cantaloupe, and a Charentais-type specialty melon) inspired by feedback from colleagues working in the emergency food system. Our production team also used this opportunity to experiment with growing melons in a no-till system.
Reflections on the growing season
Over the course of the 2021 season, we grew a variety of vegetables, field crops, and cover crops across the farm. Production included edible dry beans, small grains, spring canola, and corn varieties produced for community food initiatives including tortilla trials. Learn more about the 2021 season in this feature by Farm Manager Jeff Arnold.
In Brief Autumn 2021
A busy season at the farm including welcoming new staff in finance and human resources. Our Community Food team staff began selling flour and beans at the Kingston Farmers Market. Staff joined Soul Fire Farm for a work day and a day of cultural exchange. “The Wonder of the Bobolink” screened at the Princeton Environmental Film Festival.
Sweet potato slip trial
The Farm Hub is hosting a research trial led by Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York that examines the efficacy of sweet potato slip production in the Hudson Valley region.
Connecting farms with communities / Conexiones entre granjas y comunidades
How can a farm be of service to its community? Ag Education Manager Sara Katz uses Grow Well Kingston as a platform to tell stories of the various community initiatives that the collective encompasses.