The Science Barge – Yonkers Waterfront – 99 Dock Street – Yonkers NY

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605

Sometimes you learn about something new when you don’t expect to.

I was at the Yonkers Waterfront between appointments the other day – and enjoying the blazing hot sunshine.  I don’t get to this location all that often so I hadn’t noticed “The Science Barge” before.


The Science Barge  is a sustainable urban farm that serves the dual purpose of being an educational center.  It is a functioning sustainable food production system and demonstrates the power of renewable energy.   They grow tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce with no net carbon emissions, no pesticides and no runoff.

The Science Barge program is now in the being administered  under the Groundwork Hudson Valley

The Barge is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-6 PM  and $3.00 is the suggested donation. 

This is a great and inexpensive way to learn about sustainable farming  and fun for the family as well.

For even more information on the science barge – visit their blog   -  http://thesciencebarge.tumblr.com/

 

© 2011 – Ruthmarie G. Hicks – http://thewestchesterview.com

The Science Barge – Yonkers Waterfront – 99 Dock Street – Yonkers NY

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Marie Graham
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YES!  It's a wonderful surprise to find and learn new things. Ruthmarie-I have never heard of this before, but sounds like a great place to see and support. EXCELLENT local poat!

Jul 19, 2011 10:34 PM #1
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Debbie Gartner
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I've never heard of this either.  Very cool and what a wonderful view.  I had a nice drive along the Hudson the ohter day...hard to keep my eyes on the road as I just wanted to look left.

Jul 20, 2011 12:04 AM #2
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Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

Hi Marie, It was one of those things - where you look out and ask "WOW!  What's that?"  I didn't have the best lens for the picture - it was even more impressive than that.  You couldn't help but notice it. Don't know how I missed it before.

Hi Debbie, That's the trouble with driving along the Hudson - you want to take in the views. Its amazing there are not more accidents.

Jul 20, 2011 12:37 AM #3
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Elaine Cooper
Fillmore Real Estate - Brooklyn, NY
Multi Family House, Co-op & Condo Specialist - Brooklyn, NY

This is so amazing.  I was visiting my best friend on Saturday who lives in Sleepy Hollow and I'm pretty sure I saw the Science Barge when the Metro North Train I was on passed through Yonkers.  I agree with Debbie, the view along the Hudson is fantastic.  When traveling from the Apple, its a great respite for the eyes to see so much serene natural beauty.  The next time I'm in Westchester visiting my friend, I'm going to suggest we visit the barge.

Jul 20, 2011 01:46 AM #4
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Andrea Bedard
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Ruthmarie: great local blog about a fascinating topic! If I was a little closer, I would def. stop by with my kids - but thanks to your links, we can at least read up on.

 

Jul 20, 2011 02:45 AM #5
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Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

Hi Elaine.. You could indeed see it from the train.  When I first saw I asked "What's that?  Whatever it is - it ROCKS!" Then I found the signs. It definintely turns heads...

 

Jul 20, 2011 01:23 PM #6
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Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

Hi Andrea - I think its a great Idea....Maybe MA can get something like that too.

Jul 20, 2011 01:24 PM #7
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Kwee Huset
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Ruthmarie, Congratulations, your post have been "FEATURED" at Posts to Localism. Continued happiness and success!.

Aug 02, 2011 02:19 AM #8
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Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

Thanks Kwee - I didn't even notice that....Have a great day...

Aug 02, 2011 08:06 AM #9
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