Farm One
Community

Basement Bounty

Located in Manhattan’s Tribeca, Farm.One fully embraces the expression “down on the farm” — this hydroponic farm is located in a basement. What’s more, it moves the farm-to-table movement at warp speed: Farm.One prides itself on delivering fresh produce to...
NOLA Resilience Plan
Tomorrow

Sister Act

Since 2005, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille faced adversity of biblical proportions. First, flooding from Hurricane Katrina significantly damaged the New Orleans convent and school of this Roman Catholic order. On the way to restoring it, a fire...
Tomorrow

Farming in Nursery School?

Could the nursery school of the future consist of greenhouses and vegetable gardens? Yes, if the European architecture firm Aut Aut Architettura gets its way. Nursery Fields Forever, its winning entry in a design competition for an urban nursery school...
Flash Forest
Tomorrow

Flying Forestry

Could drones play a role in halting climate change? A company in Canada thinks so. Toronto-based Flash Forest has proposed using drones to plant more than 1 billion trees worldwide by 2028. It maintains that its specially outfitted gizmos could...
Monitor

Snow Birds

Why do some birds in the Hudson Valley opt NOT to fly south for the winter, instead braving the cold and congregating at backyard birdfeeders? First and foremost, they’ve decided it takes less energy to forage locally for food —...
Gilboa Fossil
Monitor

On the Stump

Traces of the earliest trees — and forest — yet to be discovered on Earth were found just outside the Hudson Valley in Gilboa, Schoharie County. From the fossilized stumps, scientists estimate that the trees, in the genus Wattieza, grew...
Harriet Tubman
Legacy

Tubman in Troy

With the November 2019 release of the movie Harriet, we remember the courageous action she took in 1860 in Troy, New York.
Ice Skating on the Hudson River (Photo courtesy of Hudson River Maritime Museum)
Legacy

River Skating

Back in the winters when the Hudson River regularly froze over, ice skating on it was a major craze — especially in Newburgh, where the Donaghue family won national and international medals for their speed and endurance. But no feat...
Tomorrow

Smart City

Talk about sustainable urban planning: A Milan-based architecture firm has proposed a remarkable green development — 100% food and energy self-sufficient — on the 1,375-acre site of a sand quarry in Cancun, Mexico. The outside-the-box, planet-friendly concept would replace plans...