Category: The Big Picture

Springing Into Summer Thoughts

May and June left me wondering about people’s impression on options for food in Ithaca and the visibility of farmers/laborers. One interview was littered with questions about the food prices and cost of living’s impact on the residents’ ability to engage with the food system in Ithaca. Does the healthy, vegan, gluten-free and dairy free food […]

Category: Food & Eating

Healthy Food: Collaborating for All Local Kids!

This Wed, June 29th  from 3:30 – 6:30 pm At Tompkins County Public Library (in the Borg Warner room)    Free & open to all  – free dinner provided by GSCP –    Questions? Contact or (607) 229-2540 Tentative agenda            – Welcome, Nutritious meal offered (free)            – Stories about kids and food         […]

Category: The Big Picture

Browns and Greens Report

On Sunday, May 15th, Tahjay, Reed and I attended Browns and Greens at Ithaca Community Gardens. This event was part of a movement for radical sustainability, and less whitewashing of the sustainability movement, hence the name. It was organized by Carolina Osorio Gil, who we met at the partners meeting, Amanda David, Rafael Aponte, and […]

Arbor Day’s Prodding of Planters

From the Ithaca Journal’s Planters spurred by Arbor Day by Kelly Gampel New clusters of trees are popping up around the area in observance of Arbor Day. “Every year we go out and look for needs in communities,” Southern Tier Nursery & Landscape Association representative Terry Morroni said. “Our mission in this area is to […]

Category: The Big Picture

Do You Remember Cheese Bagels?

“Um, I remember always getting cheese bagels or yogurt in elementary school.” This was the immediate response from Ithacan teen, Umeek when prompted with my inquiries into his school food experiences. He explained that often in elementary school you felt like you didn’t have many options for school lunch. He reflected on how he empathized […]