Innovation & Experimentation

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Fast Minds for Slow Tools

Students gain on-farm design-build experience.

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EPA Gives a Nod to Collaborative Grazing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Stone Barns Center and the Rockefeller State Park Preserve its Environmental Champion Award.  | learn more

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Birds of a Feather: Producers Flock Together for Poultry School

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Radical Roots: Michael Mazourek

For the past eight years, Stone Barns Center has been partnering with Michael Mazourek on several seed-breeding experiments.  | learn more

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The Ley of the Land

Field rotation for long-term resilience  | learn more

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The Grass Is Always Greener

Grazing experiment targets invasive species  | learn more

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Cover Crops: It’s What’s for Dinner

Bringing indispensible plants to the table.  | learn more

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The Bees Needs

High school experiment seeks help for honey bees.  | learn more

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The Gift That Keeps on Heating

Farm-to-table energy from compost.  | learn more

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Bucking the Trend

Raising heritage chickens to prevent extinction.  | learn more

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Of Rice and Glenn

Grain expert catalyzes an unusual growing experiment.  | learn more

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Sowing Diversity, Seeding Change

Our seed trials and experiments are not only yielding delicious new varieties of vegetables, but they’re helping give small farmers a voice—and more choice—in the marketplace.  | learn more

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America Eats

Stone Barns hosts the Summit on Sustainable Food Service, the first “laboratory” of its kind to explore how American institutions are changing the way they are feeding us.  | learn more

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Chicken Run

A new egg mobile design gives more chickens the run of the land during the day and a cozy berth at night

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A Grange of One’s Own

Our online hub is bringing together beginning farmers to give them the resources and community to succeed.

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Grains of Truth

Reimagining the art of baking with heirloom flours.  | learn more

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Slow Tools, Fast Change

New tools show promise to revolutionize small-scale farming  | learn more

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How Do You Like Them Tomatoes?

Tomato grafting experiment may invigorate harvest  | learn more

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Good Dirt

Promising news from our fields and pastures  | learn more

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Waste Not

New energy source from compost comes online  | learn more

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The Good Earth

What the loss of soil means to our food future  | learn more

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Wake-Up Your Garden

The spring alarm clock is ringing! Check out these tips and a slideshow on how to wake up your garden from its winter sleep.  | learn more

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What’s the Buzz?

Stone Barns Bees to Help NASA Study Climate Change  | learn more

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New Layers Out on Pasture

If you've visited us in seasons past, you may have noticed that the clucking, laying hens foraging around the egg-mobiles (hen-houses on wheels) look different. That’s because, they are! The pasture is bustling with “Ambers.”  | learn more

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Bulking Up on Organics

The ups and downs of finding organic grains for Stone Barns’ livestock  | learn more