Resources

Below are a list of resources that are relevant to our initiatives here at the Farm Hub.

 

Spanish-English Glossaries

Our Language Justice team provides Spanish-English interpretation for events and meetings both internally and externally. The following glossaries were created for those events. Please feel free to use, add, or edit in the “unlocked” version of the document. We will update these glossaries as needed.

Grain Bin Safety

High Tunnel Tomatoes

Decolonizing Food Systems // Racial Justice Glossary

Soil Health & Monitoring

Wood Working Terms

 

What’s Growing Maps

Every year our production and field crops team create a detailed plan that serves as a blueprint for the growing season. View the crop maps below to see the development of the Farm Hub throughout the years.

Click here for a full view of the 2020 crop map.

Click here for a full view of the 2019 crop map.

Click here for a full view of the 2018 crop map.

Click here for a full view of the 2017 crop map.

Click here for a full view of the 2016 crop map.

 

Agriculture and Ecology Research

The Applied Farmscape Research Collaborative includes scientists and researchers who focus on answering the following questions: how can on-farm habitat conservation or creation help support regional biodiversity? And, how can such conservation or creation contribute to farm production? Check out a sample of their presentations and research here. 

“Perspectives on Farming with Nature”  November 16, 2019, held at The Ashokan Center 

 

Community Food

Community Food focuses on increasing access to healthy and fresh food to communities in the Hudson Valley, especially those that are underserved. Below is a list of initiatives that we support or have partnered with other community organizations on.

Kingston Emergency Food Hotline

Project Resilience

Farm to Institution New York State

 

Ag and Education

Agricultural Education & Training offers career development opportunities through on-farm apprenticeship, workshops and events. Below are a list of resources that we support or are involved with.

 

Tractor Intensive Lesson Plan

A lesson plan for a workshop on tractor safety and hands-on operational practice

 

Regional Resources for Farmland Access

A compilation of organizations and programs tackling farmland access in our region

 

Hudson Valley Farmer Training Collaborative

A group of organizations who train farmers in the region who are working collectively to better coordinate our efforts, more effectively understand the outcomes of training new and beginning farmers; and work towards collective impact that exceeds the sum of our parts.

https://www.hvftc.org/

 

GrowNYC’s FARMroots provides business technical assistance to aspiring and established Greenmarket farmers. In 2020, we kicked off a 3-year partnership with them to host their La Nueva Siembra Farm Beginnings business planning course. For more information, visit https://www.grownyc.org/farmerassistance

 

Research and Demonstration

Research and Demonstration partners with academic institutions and educators to conduct in-field research around issues of importance to the farming community. One of the flagship research initiatives is the small grains trials: since 2013, the Farm Hub has partnered with Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County to gather data on a variety of grains and share their findings with area farmers interested in adding grains into their rotations and moving into the local grains market. 

In 2016 the trials were posted separately, but in other years they were combined with the other test sites for both winter and spring. For more information go to:

https://blogs.cornell.edu/varietytrials/small-grains-wheat-oats-barley-triticale/small-grains-cultivar-trial-results/

The trials were also spotlighted in a short documentary “Growing with the Grain” produced by filmmaker Jon Bowermaster of Oceans 8 Films.   

 

Farmscape Ecology

Trees

Flowers

Trees and Birds