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Category: The Big Picture

Troubleshooting Your Bin Class, Saturday, July 29

On Saturday, July 29, Cornell Cooperative Extension will be conducting a class in their Composting With Confidence series. Titled “Troubleshooting Your Bin”, the class covers what can go wrong with a compost bin and how to prevent or fix the situation. It will be held at the Ithaca Community Garden, located on Carpenter Circle, near […]

Category: Food & Eating

Farm to Truck Fundraiser, Wednesday July 26

On Wednesday, July 26, Stick and Stone Farm in Ithaca will be hosting their monthly Farm to Truck fundraiser benefiting Healthy Food For All. This event is free to attend and features local food vendors and live music. Healthy Food For All provides low-income residents with access to local produce through subsidized Community Supported Agriculture […]

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Mulch for Organic Vegetables: Published by Cornell Small Farms Program

The Cornell Small Farms Program has published an article titled Mulch for Organic Vegetables–Grown in Place as part of the Summer 2017 edition of its Small Farms Quarterly. The article discusses the use of organic mulches such as straw or hay by small farms, the challenges large farms have using these organic mulches, and the […]

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Category: The Big Picture

Friendship Donations Network Seeking Volunteers

The Friendship Donation Network has put out a call for new volunteers to help with their food rescue projects. They are seeking volunteers to “prevent good food from being wasted and ensure that it gets to people in our community who need it most.” Shifts are flexible and volunteers can do an amount of work […]

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Category: Food & Eating

Cornell Botanical Gardens Invites Members to Herb-Themed Cocktail Party

From the Cornell Botanic Gardens mailing list: Booze and Botany: A Garden Cocktail Party Cornell Botanic Gardens invites its members to a special herb-themed cocktail party. Join today, and meet us in the gardens for an evening featuring drinks and savory hors d’oeuvres made with fresh herbal ingredients. Guests will mingle among six stations, where they […]

Category: Food & Eating

Summer Reading Program Cookbooks

Build a Better World, Build a Better Meal is part of the Tompkins County Public Library Adult Summer Reading program. In this program, participants read books and write 50 – 200 word reviews of them. For every review a participant completes, their name is added to a prize drawing. The Build a Better World, Build […]

Category: Food & Eating

Free Meals for Kids This Summer

This summer a number of locations are providing free meals for children 18 and under. This effort is part of the USDA’s Summer Food Program and is sponsored by the Ithaca City, Dryden, and Newfield School Districts. The following list includes locations and times, and the Tompkins County Free Summer Meals for Kids Facebook page […]

Category: The Big Picture

2017 Season of FDN’s Food Donation Hubs

Courtesy of the Friendship Donation Network: Don’t Let Your Veggies Grow Up to be Compost! Have extra produce from your garden or CSA share? Donate it! This summer, gardeners and CSA members will have a convenient way to donate their extra vegetables, fruit and eggs, by dropping them off at one of 17 convenient Neighborhood […]

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Summer Webinar Series: Scaling Up

From the Cornell Small Farms Program newsletter: “Summer Webinar Series: Scaling up! How to Determine If, When, How, and How Much? Do you provide support to beginning farmers? This Summer webinar series is for you! This summer, one Wednesday per month, the Cornell Small Farms Program will facilitate a lunchtime webinar featuring small farm specialists. For the next webinar, […]