in the country—and Upstate New York, with its 24 varieties and more than 50,000 acres of orchards, is the perfect getaway to experience apple picking at its best.
Globally, 2020 was the warmest year on record. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, warmer record years are likely on the horizon, resulting from human activities, specifically emissions of greenhouse gases. With predicted increases in temperature, fluctuating precipitation, which causes both flooding and droughts, the question becomes how can you help? And, one of the answers could be, start with your own yard.