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Farm to Plate: Nourishing Food for Everyone

Submitted by Jay Smith, Farm to Plate Conference Committee: Food for everyone, abundant and cheap.  Isn’t that part of our American Dream. When Norman Borlaug received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his contributions to the Green Revolution of the 50’s and 60’s, it seemed like abundant, cheap food for everyone would be possible, ending starvation in […]

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Registration Now Open! Farm to Plate Conference, May 11-13

Featuring Keynote Speakers Raj Patel, Malik Yakini, Karen Washington & more! Ithaca, NY— Roots Rising Farm, Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, and the Food, Agroecology, Justice and Well-being Collective at Cornell are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Finger Lakes Farm to Plate Conference: Uniting to Create, Educate, and Celebrate […]

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Eating is an Agricultural Act

Written by Erica Frenay, of Shelterbelt Farm. This article originally appeared in the Brooktondale newsletter (the “Old Mill”):  “Eating is an Agricultural Act.” The title of this article is a quote from farmer and writer Wendell Berry. In 5 words, he’s saying farming directly impacts you every time you eat, so you are involved in […]

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Anabel’s Grocery strives to stem food inequity at Cornell

A new grocery store will open on Cornell’s campus in an attempt to stem food inequity at Cornell, according to a press release from Cornell. At Cornell, more than 20 percent of students admit to skipping meals due to financial constraints. “We ran through a lot of ideas, such as food pantries, subsidized meal swipe programs, meal […]

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Real Talk: A Southside Community Center Teach-In

Announcement from Southside Community Center: REAL TALK is a new program/series presented by Southside Community Center, Inc. We will hold our first teach-in on April 15th, from 11-2PM. This event will include two sessions and a one hour lunch provided by GreenStar Community Projects. REAL TALK welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds – and is being designed […]

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Job Opportunity with Tompkins Community Action

Announcement from Tompkins Community Action: Food Services Site Coordinator The Food Services Coordinator will provide meal planning, preparation and oversight for a multi-classroom facility serving children from birth to 5 years; includes inventory, ordering, receiving and reconciliation of multiple vendor deliveries; ensures that service delivery adheres to USDA CACFP, Health Department, HACCP, NYS OCFS, Head […]

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Local Youth Activists Organize Rally in Support of a Living Wage for All

Announcement from the New Roots Charter School Student Advocacy Alliance: Local Youth Activists Organize Rally in Support of a Living Wage for All The Student Advocacy Alliance, a student-led club at New Roots Charter School, will lead a rally in support of a living wage for all on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 between 3:45 and 6:45 […]

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Food Sovereignty in the Southside

Announcement from Southside Community Center: REAL TALK is a new program/series presented by Southside Community Center, Inc. We will hold our first teach-in on April 15th, from 11-2PM at 305 South Plain Street, Ithaca, New York 14850. This event will include two sessions and a one hour lunch provided by Greenstar Community Projects. REAL TALK […]