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2015 Food Justice Fair in Ithaca will examine “The Color of Food”

Press release from Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming: Keynote speaker Natasha Bowens explains how – and why – farmers of color are leading the Good Food Movement Groundswell is pleased to be a cosponsor of the Food Justice Fair in Ithaca, which is organized each year by GreenStar Community Projects. This year the […]

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Coming Soon: A Food Policy Council for Tompkins County

Citizens are encouraged to help shape local food policy We all eat. A lot of us love to eat local. We care deeply about the food we eat and the farmers who grow it. But most of us tend to ignore an important piece of our food system – the policy piece. That’s in spite […]

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Woods Earth Living Classroom grows more than food

Often, the most meaningful places can be discovered off the beaten path. One such place is Wood’s Earth, a hidden gem in Ithaca, NY. At Wood’s Earth, 2.5 acres of land are designed to facilitate organic gardening, offer learning opportunities for kids, and provide community garden plots, with the added benefits of a drip irrigation […]

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New Roots Charter School Announces Sustainable Agriculture & Food Certificate Program

Press release from New Roots Charter School: New Roots is excited to announce an opportunity unlike no other for our current and prospective high school students interested in sustainable food systems — to enroll in a distinctive certificate program that will prepare them for a college degree and career in the growing Farm-to-Table field. Students […]

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Tasting event benefits Healthy Food for All

From Healthy Food For All: Whether you’re a Foodie, a Locavore, or someone who believes in healthy food as a basic human right — or all of the above — this event was created for you! You can sip and taste for a great cause. On Thursday, September 3, 2015, the Ithaca Farmers Market will […]

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What’s the role of public parks?

One group of Ithacans believes “the role of public parks includes supporting community and ecosystem needs simultaneously including food, medicine, and connection to each other and the natural world. We also believe that food insecurity can be addressed when there is a culture of sharing to support people in need.” To put these beliefs into action, a group coordinated […]

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United Way of Tompkins County supports hunger and food security efforts

From the United Way of Tompkins County: United Way of Tompkins County has recently awarded $21,675 to six programs through the Hunger and Food Security Fund. The six grants were for the following programs: Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga Counties- $6,000 to provide Personal Care Products at area food pantries and the Samaritan Center Enfield Community Council: […]

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Resource: Guide to Urban Farming in NYS

From The Cornell Small Farms Program: Revised for 2015: Guides to Farming and Urban Farming in NYS The Guide to Urban Farming in NYS and the Guide to Farming in NY have been newly updated for 2015 and are now re-stylized and are more user-friendly. Along with an overhaul in the looks and navigation departments, […]

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Volunteers needed at Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County

Announcement from Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County: Volunteers Needed WHEN: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 am – 2:30 pm Tuesday and Thursdays 2:30 pm – 8:00 pm Volunteer for two hours or five – one day or weekly! WHERE: St. John’s Episcopal Church 210 North Cayuga St. Ithaca, NY Corner of Buffalo and N. […]