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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. […]

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Healthy Harvest Program distributes fresh food to pantries

Written by Ruth Williams, TCFDN Secretary, FBST Advisory Board Member, FDN volunteer, and anti-hunger advocate: The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is a catalyst with the Tompkins County Food Distribution Network (TCFDN) working with local hunger relief efforts. The TCFDN is a coalition of fifteen food pantries, soup kitchens, and organizations that work with […]

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Recap: Feeding Our Future Network Session on Cooperatives!

Written by Holly Payne: On May 13th, 2015, the Feeding Our Future Network held a session called “The Cooperative Opportunity – Everybody’s Business”. Approximately 65 people attended the session (held at GreenStar’s The Space), representing a broad cross section of Tompkins County’s diverse communities. With GreenStar Community Projects’ support, network sessions are always free & […]

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Community Dinners Q&A with Katie Cox

Katie Cox has been the Community Dinners Coordinator with GreenStar Community Projects (GSCP) since February. In this interview, she explains what the program is all about. What are Community Dinners? The Community Dinner program is a way to engage people who aren’t typically involved with the food conversation in our community. GSCP recognizes that not […]

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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 […]