Cornell Small Farms Program Online Courses Beginning January 15th

The Cornell Small Farms Program has released a list of new classes beginning on January 15th. Below is a list of the highlighted courses. You can see a full course listing on the Cornell Small Farms Program website. BF 102: Exploring Markets and Profits Have an idea for a farm enterprise but not sure if […]

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Groundswell Center’s Farming for Justice: December Discussion

On December 12th the Groundswell Center will be hosting their monthly Farming for Justice discussion. In these meetings farmers, food producers, and food system workers explore the intersection of food, agriculture, and social justice. Some general topic areas include what role people see themselves playing in racial/economic justice work, what barriers they face, and how […]

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Friendship Donation Network List of Food Pantries, Hot Meals, and Other Services: December, 2017

The Friendship Donations Network has released a new list of food pantries, hot meals, and other services in the Tompkins County area. You can find a PDF version of the list for easy printing here. The Friendship Donations Network is Ithaca’s local food rescue organization. They rescue fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown away from stores […]

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Groundswell Center Seeks Business Development Program Coodinator

The Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming is currently accepting applications for a new Business Development Program Coordinator. This 30-hour/week position supports beginning and established farmers from diverse backgrounds in their business development goals. It includes overseeing Groundswell courses and services for English speaking and English as a New Language Learners. The deadline for […]

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CCE Class: Raising Chickens Sustainably

Cornell Cooperative Extension is hosting a talk called Raising Chickens Sustainably on Thursday, November 30th at their education center located at 615 Willow Ave. Presenters from Edible Acres in Trumansburg will speak from 6:30 – 8:30 about the sustainability techniques they use, including sourcing local food scraps, bartering for whole grains, and generating compost. The […]

Press Bay Alley November Holiday Market: Tuesday, Nov 21st

On Tuesday, November 21st, Press Bay Alley and the Finger Lakes Meat Project will be hosting a November Holiday Market feature local Thanksgiving meal ingredients, including turkeys. The market runs from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM, and snacks, sweets, and gifts will also be available to purchase. Visit their Facebook event page for a full list […]

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Agricultural Research Service Redesigns Website to Allow Easier Access to Scientific Materials

The USDA Agricultural Research Service has recently completed a major website overhaul with the goal to make their scientific materials more accessible. On of the main changes has been optimization for mobile devices, which means users can access the information on the site with a tablet or smartphone in addition to their computer. Another notable […]

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Friendship Donations Network List of Food Pantries, Hot Meals, and Other Services

The Friendship Donations Network has released a new list of food pantries, hot meals, and other services in the Tompkins County area. You can find a PDF version of the list for easy printing here. The Friendship Donations Network is Ithaca’s local food rescue organization. They rescue fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown […]

CCE Class: Winterizing Your Garden

Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a class on preparing your garden for winter on Thursday, November 9th at 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Titled Winterizing Your Garden, this class will cover protecting soil from the winter cold and spring rain, as well as how to ensure optimal nutrition and soil tilth. The class costs a self-determined […]

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Foodnet Meals on Wheels Recruiting Volunteers

Foodnet Meals on Wheels is currently looking for volunteers for their Social Dining Program. They are seeking friendly individuals to help with serving meals in their community dining rooms, with help being needed Monday – Friday from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Any person interested in encouraged to contact Joseph Fort at jfort@foodnet.org or call 607-266-9553.