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Refugee-run restaurant offers more than food

A Syracuse restaurant, “With Love,” is making headlines as an unusual eatery with an unusual mission. The Onondaga Community College-sponsored restaurant, “aims to give entrepreneurs—largely refugees and other immigrants, but also aspiring American-born people—a workspace and start-up funding to launch their own food businesses,” explains an article in Saveur Magazine. “It functions as a series of pop-ups: […]

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Volunteers Needed at Southside Community Center!

Announcement from SouthSide Community Center: SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER is looking to expand our Food Pantry Team!!! If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity please give us a call at 607.273.4190 or send an e-mail to nblas@sspride.org We serve the community through our Food Pantry on the 1st and 4th Saturday of each month.  Thank […]

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Cornbread For Kids

From FoodForThoughtProject.com: “Each February, The Commons holds Ithaca’s annual Chili Cookoff, where participating chefs and restaurants compete to make the best chilis or chili inspired products. Among the many stands, you’ll also find one offering cornbread for a donation. If this food match made in heaven isn’t enough to entice you, you’ll certainly be moved by […]

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Farm to Plate Conference- Get Involved!

The organizers of the Farm to Plate Conference are looking for proposals for workshops, as well as volunteers. The conference is a collaboration of Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, the Food, Agroecology, Justice and Well-being Collective at Cornell, and Roots Rising Farm. The goal of the conference is “to bring together people from multiple […]

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Food: A Spiritual Connection

Written by Reverend Olivia Armstrong of the Rainbow Healing Center of America In the beginning, there was a garden. In the garden, there was the tree of Knowledge. Today trees are the spiritual foundation of life for all human beings. I believe all human beings come to earth full of potential like the seed we plant […]

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Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming Announces ‘Farm to Plate’ Conference

Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming is pleased to announce “The Farm to Plate Conference: Uniting to Create, Educate, and Celebrate a Sustainable Local Food System” which will take place on May 11-13, 2017 in Ithaca, NY and the surrounding areas. The conference is a collaborative effort by Bloodroot Collective, Groundswell Center, Food, Agroecology, […]

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Urban Gardening Session!

Join the movement to grow food anywhere in Ithaca (even in raised beds over cement!) GSCP Networking session: Monday February 6th, from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Tompkins Public Library (Borg Warner Room) This session includes a free meal, open to all. Starting with existing gardening initiatives, we plan to grow more food for food pantries and for […]

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What A Year Can Bring: Fallen Tree Center for a Resilient Future: 15 Months On

It was just about fifteen months ago that we closed on the derelict property on Muriel Street that was to be renovated and turned into a neighborhood center for promoting sustainable living models. With this short article, we’d like to update you on what the last year has brought us at Fallen Tree, the name […]