Category: The Big Picture

Groundswell to Host New Jim Crow Book Club

  From Elizabeth Gabriel, Kate Cardona, & Groundswell Staff: As part of the Multicultural Resource Center’s Community Read, Groundswell Center is hosting a book club of The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander for farmers, food producers and other food related folks. We’re eager to dig into the mass incarceration and racial justice issues the book highlights, and discuss together what the connection is to […]

Fundrasier for GSCP Healthy Food Initiatives

Everyone needs healthy food!  … but a lack of money, transport, or hope can create barriers to getting it.  Approximately 1,300 families in Tompkins County face chronic poverty from low wages, distant housing, or poor transport.  Add to that a fractured food system and these families are not getting basic healthy food. The cycle deepens […]

Category: The Big Picture

A Place & Its People: Justice in the Farm to School Movement

The following keynote address was presented at the second annual  Syracuse Food Justice Symposium, focused on garden-based learning that supports youth engagement in agriculture. The event was geared toward school teachers and administrators, school food service workers, parents, students and community members. Presenters represented a broad range of experience and organizations.  Our own Audrey Baker, […]

Category: Food & Eating

Press Bay Alley Holiday Market This Tuesday!

Come on down to Press Bay Alley to beat the crowds at the grocery stores and stock up on all of the supplies you’ll need for a delicious, seasonal, and locally-sourced holiday feast.  Tuesday, Nov. 22, 4:30-7:30pm. This market will feature over a dozen local farmers and food producers selling everything you need for a […]

Category: The Big Picture

Urban Blendz,” An Aspiring Catering Business Opens Its Doors!

“Urban Blendz,” an aspiring catering business serving a mix of Southern and Latin foods, has begun catering in the community!  Urban Blendz’ Avis Fraser and Sabrina Rivera are excited to pursue a role that brings together both a passion for cooking and a lifelong dream. Avis tells us that Urban Blendz represents both Harlem, where […]

Category: Food & Eating

Ithaca SURJ Secret Cafe Fundraiser

Are you looking for an opportunity to gather, share a home-cooked meal, and support some powerful, People-of-Color-led organizing work here in Ithaca? Join Ithaca SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) organizers for a locally-sourced, homemade, 3-course dinner to benefit  the Multicultural Resource Center’s Ultimate Re-Entry Opportunity initiative. When: Saturday, November 19th, Seatings at 5:00 pm and […]

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One Health Symposium Highlights

On Friday, November 4th, Cornell hosted a symposium entitled, One Health + Public Health + Global Health.  This symposium highlighted the connections between environmental health, humans and animals and included speakers representing a wide range of topics and fields of interest.  Speakers focused on disease and environment, and food (and water) security.  Well-being, such as […]

Category: The Big Picture

From Farm to Table to Justice: An Evening of Food, Film and Farmworker Rights!

Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming, Tompkins County Workers Center, Congo Square Market, the Multicultural Resource Center, New Roots Charter School &  the Youth Farm Project present From Farm to Table to Justice An Evening of Food, Film and Farmworker Rights! November 18, 2016, 5pm – 9pm Friends Meeting House, 120 3rd St, Ithaca, NY 14850 RSVP HERE FEATURING A special fall Congo […]

Groundswell Seeking Educators for 2017 Programs

Educators Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming is looking for enthusiastic educators to teach and/or facilitate classes and programs in collaboration with us! Are you passionate about a topic related to food and farming? Are you excited to share a skill you have acquired? We want to know about it! Our most successful programs have […]