Category: The Big Picture

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Dear Readers, At its most basic, Hot Potato Press is a way to keep up to date on what’s happening in food and farming in Ithaca and Tompkins County. But at its core, Hot Potato Press is a community conversation about food, one that spans beyond the web to person-to-person relationships. We’re not here to tell you what to […]

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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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Exploring Our Roots: Food Justice History, Understanding & Action

Announcement from Groundswell Center for Food and Farming: Exploring Our Roots: Food Justice History, Understanding & Action Saturday, December 9th, 2017, 10AM – 3:30PM Location TBD Please bring a bag lunch! Cost: sliding scale $15 – $50, no one turned away for lack of funds Looking to deepen your understanding of food justice and your own role in creating a […]

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Online Exhibit: Food Trade Cards

From the Cornell University Library, announcing a new online exhibit: Trade Cards: An Illustrated History features highlights from the Waxman Collection of Food and Culinary Trade Cards—a remarkable assemblage of advertising trade cards about food and related subjects ca. 1870-1900. Trade cards provide a surprisingly revealing look at America during a period of growth and […]

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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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Zero Food Waste Write-a-Thon

Announcement from multiple organizations: Zero Food Waste Write-a-Thon Thursday, November 9, at 5 PM – 6 PM Tatkon Center on North Campus at Cornell Did you know that Americans discard 40% of the United States’ food supply every year? Join upper-level students in learning about food waste and the legislative system. Participants will learn how […]

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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.

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Video: Community Gardens aim to combat food insecurity

Finger Lakes Eat Smart NY is helping communities establish community gardens. The team, which is part of a larger effort within NYS, is made up of educators with experience in nutrition, public health, health education and gardening. “Individuals who qualify for and/or receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may participate in our free events,” […]

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Event: The Future of Nature: Agriculture

From The Nature Conservancy: The Future of Nature: Agriculture Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:00 p.m. — Reception 6:00 p.m. — Program Coltivare: 235 South Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 Did you know that about 23% of New York’s land is used by farms to produce a diverse array of products? Meet two NatureNet fellows and explore connections […]

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Youth Gardening Symposium: Call for Proposals

Announcement from Fiona Doherty, Cornell Garden-Based Learning Educator Enrichment Specialist: Cornell Garden-Based Learning is excited to host the American Horticultural Society National Youth Gardening Symposium in July 2018. Please consider submitting a session proposal by December 8th, and please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions.  We’re glad to offer a quick read to your proposal if you […]