What a pleasure it was a couple of weeks ago to meet Philson Warner of Cornell University Cooperative Extension and have a tour of his lab. No, I did not have to travel to Cornell's home in upstate Ithaca thanks to a meeting and lab tour sponsored by Food Systems Network NYC and the Food and Finance High School in Manhattan.
To my utter amazement I discovered that Philson is in charge of Cornell's hydroponics, aquaponics learning lab housed within the Food and Finance High School right here in New York City.
I had no idea that Cornell had this food technology resource in Manhattan and wonder how many other New Yorkers know about it. I'm guessing not many.
Read the following article from the Cornell Chronicle Online and learn more. I will have more to say about Philson's good work in the future. He and the lab deserve much more recognition.
Aquaculture and hydroponics flourish in Big Apple's high schools, too