Category: Food & Eating

Urban Food Gardening Networking Session: Summary

The Urban Food Gardening Networking Session, an event co-sponsored by GreenStar Community Projects, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Tompkins County Public Library, had a great turnout of over 85 people. The event opened with short presentations, which led into small table discussions where people could talk with individual speakers. At the very end, each group summarized […]

“Women in Agriculture” Series

Announcement from Cornell Cooperative Extension: Tuesday, February 28 6:30-8 pm: Developing your farm plan and business goals Tuesday, March 14 6:30-8 pm: Understanding financial documents Tuesday, March 28 6:30-8 pm: Conflict management on the farm Women in agriculture are welcomed to this discussion series hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, where three guest speakers will […]

Category: The Big Picture

Food: A Spiritual Connection

Written by Reverend Olivia Armstrong of the Rainbow Healing Center of America In the beginning, there was a garden. In the garden, there was the tree of Knowledge. Today trees are the spiritual foundation of life for all human beings. I believe all human beings come to earth full of potential like the seed we plant […]

Manure spill in Tompkins County affecting Cayuga Lake

Press release from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Tompkins County Health Department Statement on Salmon Creek and Cayuga Lake Water Quality Impacts The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Tompkins County Health Department officials are responding to a manure spill that is currently impacting Salmon […]

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County is Hiring

Announcement from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County: Community Beautification Program Assistant – Application Deadline: March 1, 2017. Temporary, part-time position responsible for assisting and supporting Community Beautification projects, including volunteer management, event organizing, and horticultural work. More information available at    CCE-Tompkins is an equal opportunity and affirmative action educator and employer.    

Category: Food & Eating

1,600 Ithaca elementary students now eating fresh classroom snacks

The Fresh Snack Program expands to a fifth ICSD school Announcement from the Youth Farm Project: ITHACA, NY [FEBRUARY 2017]—Last month, Cayuga Heights Elementary School became the fifth school to benefit from the Fresh Snack Program in the Ithaca City School District, in partnership with the district’s Child Nutrition Program. Fresh snacks can replace less […]

Category: The Big Picture

Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming Announces ‘Farm to Plate’ Conference

Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming is pleased to announce “The Farm to Plate Conference: Uniting to Create, Educate, and Celebrate a Sustainable Local Food System” which will take place on May 11-13, 2017 in Ithaca, NY and the surrounding areas. The conference is a collaborative effort by Bloodroot Collective, Groundswell Center, Food, Agroecology, […]

Category: Food & Eating

Food contributions to Friendship Donations Network

Announcement from Friendship Donations Network:  Friendship Donations Network (FDN) provides produce, breads, desserts, dairy and groceries to the programs listed at the following link: Printer-friendly version available here. Friendship Donations Network rescues fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown away from stores and farms and redistributes it to neighbors in need. We provide food donations to hunger relief programs that serve […]

Category: The Big Picture

Urban Gardening Session!

Join the movement to grow food anywhere in Ithaca (even in raised beds over cement!) GSCP Networking session: Monday February 6th, from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Tompkins Public Library (Borg Warner Room) This session includes a free meal, open to all. Starting with existing gardening initiatives, we plan to grow more food for food pantries and for […]