Category: The Big Picture

Regional Worker Co-Op event

Announcement from GSCP, as a follow up to the recent Co-op Networking event: One day conference on Worker Co-ops in Worcester, Mass Friday July 10 Register Now for Advancing the Development of Worker Co-ops 3 GEO’s participatory, 1-day conference on building regional cooperative/solidarity economy networks Time: July 10th, 8 am – 5 pm Place: Worcester […]

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What is it like for a woman of color to advocate in the food system?

I became involved in the food system through a friend, Jemila Sequeira, who works for CCE-TC (Food Dignity Project). She invited me to a GreenStar Community Projects Networking meeting because they needed more people of color and that was two or three years ago. I joined GreenStar Community Projects (GSCP) Board and the Network Planning […]

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5 facts about hunger in Tompkins County

In Tompkins County, about 20% of the ~100,000 residents are living below the poverty level. 1) 13,280 people do not have regular access to enough food for an active, healthy life. 2) 3,040 of those without regular access to enough food are children. 3) 28 % of students are eligible for the free lunch program 4) […]

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Young Women Build a Mobile Market Stand

Written by the Youth Farm Project and Hammerstone School Carpentry for Women: Young Women Build a Mobile Market Stand- Bringing Vegetables to Ithaca Neighborhoods LACS Senior Rayna Joyce is spearheading a project for young women to learn carpentry skills while building a mobile vegetable market stand for the Youth Farm Project. This June, 8-12 young women […]

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How the Great Food War Will Be Won

Written by Jonathan Latham, Editor of Independent Science News and Executive Director of the BioScience Resource Project: By conventional wisdom it is excellent news. Researchers from Iowa have shown that organic farming methods can yield almost as highly as pesticide-intensive methods. Other researchers, from Berkeley, California, have reached a similar conclusion. Indeed, both findings met with a very enthusiastic reception. The enthusiasm […]

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City resident cited for raising backyard chickens

Ithaca City Resident Amanda Zerilli received a notice of arraignment on pending charges for “Keeping of animals prohibited” and was scheduled to appear in court April 29, 2015. The City of Ithaca does not allow the keeping of chickens, except under specific circumstances. “Like many of the other ‘illegal’ chicken keepers in Ithaca, we were under the false impression that, […]