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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. […]

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Cornell researcher says we can predict obesity

From the Cornell Food and Brand Lab: After analyzing 50 years of all the food words mentioned in major newspapers like the New York Times and London Times, researchers found that the food words trending today in 2015 can predict a country’s obesity level in three years – in 2018. The study was published in […]

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Event: A food policy conversation for Tompkins County

Coming soon… A FOOD POLICY COUNCIL FOR TOMPKINS COUNTY Wednesday, July 29th, 5:30 – 8:00 pm Borg Warner Room at Tompkins County Public Library A Feeding Our Future Network Conversation. Light supper provided for pre-registrants.  To register contact holly@greenstar.coop or 607-277-0020 ext 509. A FOOD POLICY COUNCIL FOR TOMPKINS COUNTY We all eat. A lot […]

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Congo Square Market in full swing with Drumming Ceremony and more

Congo Square Market is a multicultural community that provides Jamaican, Ethiopian, Cuban, soul food and other farm produce and local goods, as well as music and visual art. Our goals are to encourage and develop community, personal health, and economic base on Ithaca’s south side. Congo Square Market’s fresh food and health services are supplemented […]

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Global Food Security Conference

Announcement from the 2nd Global Food Security Conference: Join us for the 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security 11-14 October 2015, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA Hosted by Cornell University and Columbia University See here for complete conference and registration information. The 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security aims to deliver state-of-the-art […]

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Read all about it: Durland Alternatives Library

From Durland Alternatives Library: You’re invited to the Durland Alternatives Library’s 40th Anniversary Celebration! Durland Alternatives Library has many resources related to food and farming. Mark your calendar, July 1st 5 – 8pm at the Durland Alternatives Library 127 Anabel Taylor Hall (Cornell Campus) There’s going to be lots of food, live music, and activities. […]