Envisioning the Future

New National Farm-Buying App Launches from the Hudson Valley

Choy Division is a one-woman operation. The Orange County farm was founded and continues to be run by Christina Chan, a second-generation Chinese American, whose interest in sustainability and Asian vegetables inspires her work. Chan grows bok choy, bitter melon,...

N.Y. Farmers Explore Silvopasturing As Climate Solution

Some Northeastern farmers have begun carefully shifting back to an age-old land management technique. It’s one that relies on a combination long considered taboo in the U.S.: grazing animals and the woods. Silvopasture, or the practice of raising livestock on...

How and Why To Plant Native This Spring

Like many, Millbrook resident Liselotte Vince earned her green thumb as a kid years ago, when beauty was the big goal. Whatever perennials or annuals caught her mother’s eye found a spot in their yard. “I don’t think a lot...

Hounding Out Invasive Species in the Hudson Valley

The next time you’re hiking in the Lower Hudson Valley, be on the lookout for two of the region’s newest conservation professionals. You’ll recognize Dia, a peanut butter-colored American Field Labrador, and Fagen, a Belgian Malinois with ears that stick...

Future Forward: Clean Energy

Sometimes we’re told change will take decades, even generations. Then world-shaking events like the COVID-19 pandemic show us it really can happen in a hurry. Such is the case with climate change — too often, we’ve been told that altering...

How to Compost Smart in the Hudson Valley

During the pandemic, many of us have had more time to focus on feathering our nests — and making them more sustainable, from gardening to composting. “The pandemic has dramatically raised the awareness and concern over how much food goes to...

Future Forward: Land + Water

Sometimes we’re told change will take decades, even generations. Then world-shaking events like the COVID-19 pandemic show us it really can happen in a hurry. Such is the case with climate change — too often, we’ve been told that altering...

Future Forward: Sustainable Agriculture

Sometimes we’re told change will take decades, even generations. Then world-shaking events like the COVID-19 pandemic show us it really can happen in a hurry. Such is the case with climate change — too often, we’ve been told that altering...