A few years ago I became very interested in food justice, mainly because of the correlation between poor eating habits, poor foods, and a higher incidence of diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and cancer, particularly among communities of color. Although I don’t think anyone has the right to tell another person what to eat, I […]
From the United Way of Tompkins County: “51% of residents and 70% of key informants indicated that hunger was a critical problem in the community. The perception of hunger as a problem was nearly equal across all income levels and age categories suggesting that the issue has been more visible in the community. On the […]
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Announcement from Dryden’s Southworth Library: The last session of of the “Bringing It to the Table: Feeding the World from Kansas to the Kalahari” will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 21 at the Southworth Library, 24 West Main Street, Dryden. This final session will examine the pros and cons of GMOs and […]
Announcement from the Full Plate Farm Collective: Are you a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) member, or curious about taking advantage of the fresh bounty produced right in your backyard? Worried about myths of never-ending boxes of beets? Afraid your kale will wilt before you hit the kitchen? Let out a big sigh of relief and […]
List of Acceptable Items Narrowed to Ensure Quality of Finished Product The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division and Trumansburg-based Cayuga Compost will be implementing changes to the highly-successful food scraps recycling program. Beginning April 1st, 2016 only food items and paper napkins and paper towels will be accepted, along with compostable bin liners. That means […]
Announcement from Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming: Elizabeth Gabriel joins Groundswell as the new Director in January of 2016, bringing significant experience in leadership, education and addressing food sovereignty. For five years, Elizabeth served as founding director of Washington, DC-based non-profit Common Good City Farm, where she grew the organization from the ground […]
Announcement from CCE: Winter Garden Travel Slide Shows Sundays, January 24, and Feb. 28, 2:30pm @ CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca Let our weekend garden slide talks be the antidote for your winter gardening withdrawal! Each features a local gardener sharing garden or landscape slides from a trip, followed by refreshments and socializing. […]