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March 2019

Pollinator and Beneficial Insect Conservation Short Course

March 1, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM PST
Brooklyn, NY

Pollinator and Beneficial Insect Conservation Short Course
This full day workshop will focus on concepts around protecting and enhancing populations of pollinators and beneficial insects in agricultural landscapes. The course will provide an overview of pollinator and beneficial insect natural history and farm practices that support these populations, such as protecting and creating habitat, modified horticultural practices, and advice on how to manage pests while protecting pollinators.

Introductory topics include the principles of pollinator biology and integrated crop pollination, the economics of insect pollination, basic field identification, and evaluating pollinator and beneficial insect habitat. Advanced modules will cover land management practices for pollinator protection, pollinator habitat restoration, incorporating pollinator conservation into federal conservation programs, selection of plants for pollinator enhancement sites, management of natural landscapes, and financial and technical resources to support these efforts. Throughout the short course these training modules are illustrated by case studies of pollinator conservation efforts across the country.

Blueberry Intensive Workshop--Ellicottville

March 5, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ellicottville, NY

Blueberry Intensive Workshop--Ellicottville
The New York State Berry Growers Association is partnering with the experts art Cornell CCE to bring you the region's first-ever blueberry intensive, an in-depth look at blueberry growing techniques, pests and diseases, marketing and other business topics, and an afternoon demonstration on working farms. 

Blueberry Intensive Workshop--Millbrook

March 14, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Millbrook, NY

Blueberry Intensive Workshop--Millbrook
The New York State Berry Growers Association is partnering with the experts art Cornell CCE to bring you the region's first-ever blueberry intensive, an in-depth look at blueberry growing techniques, pests and diseases, marketing and other business topics, and an afternoon demonstration on working farms. 

GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference

March 30, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
New York, NY

GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference
Kick-off the community gardening season in New York City at this full-day event packed with workshops on garden related topics including food systems education, kids' activities, vegetable growing techniques, and community garden design for the present and future.

April 2019

Growing Tomatoes for Market

April 8, 2019
Monday, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
New York, NY

Growing Tomatoes for Market
In this workshop we'll discuss systems for growing tomatoes at a small market scale. Jason Grauer will share his tomato growing techniques, from selecting varieties and propagating seedlings to trellising and pruning. We will also review some of last year's worst tomato pests and diseases in NYC and what to do about them. With guest speaker Jason Grauer, senior crops manager at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.

May 2019

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Upcoming Events

Indoor Specialty Mushroom Cultivation Course

February 26 - April 2, 2019
Tuesday evenings, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
New York, NY

The six-week course combines mushroom growing and marketing instruction with discussions about the ethnography of mushroom production. 
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GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference

March 30, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
New York, NY

Kick-off the community gardening season in New York City at this full-day event packed with workshops on garden related topics including food systems education, kids' activities, vegetable growing techniques, and community garden design for the present and future.
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Growing Tomatoes for Market

April 8, 2019
Monday, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
New York, NY

In this workshop we'll discuss systems for growing tomatoes at a small market scale. Jason Grauer will share his tomato growing techniques, from selecting varieties and propagating seedlings to trellising and pruning. We will also review some of last year's worst tomato pests and diseases in NYC and what to do about them. With guest speaker Jason Grauer, senior crops manager at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.
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Announcements

NYS Agricultural Soil Survey

In order to better understand the unique soils used in New York City's urban farms, Cornell Cooperative Extension's urban agriculture program launched the NYC Survey of Agricultural Soils in 2018. After obtaining soil and plant tissue analysis from ten urban farms in NYC, we are expanding the survey in 2019 with the goal of informing best management practices for unique productive urban soils. See our preliminary findings and more information, including a how-to tip sheet for NYC urban farmers on collecting soil samples and getting a soil test.

Food Safety: Critical for the Success of NY Farms

The CDC estimates that each year 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness with over 128,000 hospitalized. According to the Center for Food Integrity, "food safety" is the third most common food topic searched online. The threat to human health from contaminated foods also represents a major financial risk for New York agriculture.

Harvest NY specialists are leading the effort to keep consumers safe and NYS farms and processing businesses successful in the emerging world of food safety. Despite the diversity of sectors we serve, each of our program areas touch on this topic; from the 4,600+ NY dairy farms, the 64,000 dairy processing jobs, to the 8.5 million residents of New York City. Although we focus on many other issues, Harvest NY recognizes that food safety is essential for New York farmers and consumers.

Read a report about our food safety work across NYS

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