Category: The Big Picture

Book talk: Altered Genes, Twisted Truth

Announcement from BioScience Resource Project: On Wednesday, September 30th from 7-9pm, the Bioscience Resource Project is hosting an event featuring lawyer Steven Druker from the Alliance for Bio-Integrity. Steven Druker will introduce and answer questions about his new book Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted […]

Category: Food & Eating

Local meat project featured on NPR

The Finger Lakes Meat Project is an initiative to grow the freezer trade –sales of meat in bulk quantities such as whole, half and quarter animals– to the benefit of both regional livestock farmers and consumers. To do that, they’ve created a searchable online directory of farms and two community freezers, called Meat Lockers, in […]

Category: Food & Eating

2015 Apple Harvest Festival

Announcement from the Downtown Ithaca Alliance: Ithaca’s premier event of the Fall, Apple Harvest Festival presented by the Tompkins Trust Company is a three day celebration of food, fun, and apples! The 33rd Annual Great Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival set to take place on Friday October 2nd (12pm-6pm), Saturday October 3rd (10am-6pm) and Sunday October 4th […]

Course to empower women in agriculture

Announcement from Cornell Small Farms Program: Annie’s Project: Empowering Women in Agriculture Annie’s Project is a six-week course designed especially for farm women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their farms. Sessions include brief presentations, discussions focused on the participant’s questions, and hands on training. This course is designed for farm […]

Category: Food & Eating

Corn Soup, Fry Bread, Tacos, Empanadas & More!

Announcement from the Multicultural Resource Center: FIRST PEOPLES’ FESTIVAL A CELEBRATION OF INDIGENOUS CULTURE Saturday, October 3, 2015, 10 am – 5:30 pm, Dewitt Park, Ithaca 11 am – Traditional Opening & Welcome Mayor Svante Myrick & Dan Hill, Cayuga Nation Performances: Dan Hill, Cayuga, Flute Puka Inti, Quechua, Zamponas Daygot Leeyos, Seneca, Spoken Word […]

Category: The Big Picture

Reminder: Food Policy Council Forming

Announcement from the Food Policy Planning Group: FOOD POLICY COUNCIL FORMING – for Tompkins County.  Many other communities have created a Food Policy Council – to advise local governments and promote the adoption of policies that will encourage a more locally-based, sustainable and equitable food system.  About a year ago, some citizens got together to […]

Category: The Big Picture

4-H Dairy Club now enrolling members

Announcement from CCE-Tompkins: Over 5000 young people aged 5 to19 take part in 4-H activities in Tompkins County each year! Interested in Dairy? Join The Milk Duds 4-H Club WHAT:       Milk Duds is a 4-H group that focuses mainly on the dairy industry.  Youth will have the opportunity to have hands-on learning opportunities in the […]

Category: Food & Eating

Class: Intro to Home Winemaking

Announcement from CCE-Tompkins: Introduction to Home Winemaking Wednesday September 30, 6:30-8:30 pm @ CCE Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue Ithaca Cost: $5-$10 self-determined sliding scale It’s fall and the grapes are ripening – time to make your own wine! Taught by award-winning winemaker Martha Gioumousis, this class teaches you the basics of home winemaking—for the beginner […]

Category: The Big Picture

Contest: Human Rights Arts Competition

“We have a right to food, housing, clothing, and medical care.” This is Article 25 in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Here in Tompkins County, the Dorothy Cotton Institute is partnering with the Office of Human Rights to co-sponsor the Human Rights Arts Competition, open to all K-12 students in Tompkins County, […]