Hope On The Hudson
Episode 6: Growing with the Grain
Upstate New York used to be a breadbasket of grain growing. Westward expansion yielded more ideal climates for growing and production shifted to the midwest. Scientists, farmers, bakers and brewers take part in a grain trial test that hopes to produce a new generation of grain suited for the northeast, bringing sustainable and more localized grain production back to the region.
Up Next in Season 1
Episode 7: Keeping Carbon
Carbon is life. when balanced, in its right place, it’s critical to our biosphere. when out of balance, in the wrong place, it’s proven to have dire consequences. Hudson Valley farmers have been dealing with the impacts of a changing climate for several years now, impacts that range from too much...
Episode 8: A Living River
The Hudson has endured decades of damage and neglect. despite the myth of a dead ecosystem, the river lives. Despite its polluted reputation, the Hudson River is teeming with life. From the tiny Glass Eels to the massive 14 foot long Atlantic Sturgeon, a vital web of life defies decades of oppres...
Episode 9: Farmscape Ecology
Farming is ever-evolving. Today, when we think about what’s to come next for farmers a key question is, “How do we produce food and still maintain a livelihood for farmers, while respecting the needs of other organisms with which we share the land.