Maple sugar operation rebounds after theft

Last fall, Josh Dolan discovered his chainsaw was stolen. It was old, greasy –smelly even– so he had kept it outside on his porch in the Northside neighborhood, hidden out of sight. “I was devastated,” says Josh. His maple syrup operation in Enfield, Sapsquatch,  could not continue without a chainsaw. Josh uses it to thin […]

Community Supported Agriculture info sessions available for your workplace

Announcement from CCE-TC: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a mutually supportive and cooperative relationship between the farmer and the consumer.  Customers pay for a crop “share” in advance, and receive a weekly supply of farm fresh produce.  Pickup is either on the farm or delivered to a convenient locations such as a workplace or farmers’ […]

Opportunity for Food Trucks

Announcement from Ithaca Children’s Garden: Ithaca Children’s Garden FOOD TRUCK ROUNDUP call for applications! Ithaca Children’s Garden (ICG) has approval to host a Food Truck Roundup on the 1st Wednesday of each month from May-September (5-8pm). The Roundup will take place in coordination with ICG Volunteer Academy’s Learn and Grow workshop series, which offers fun, […]

Video: Economics of Draft Animal Power

From the Cornell Small Farms Program: “This is the second video in a series where farmer and teamster Donn Hewes of Northland Sheep Dairy in Marathon, NY demonstrates how draft horses and mules are integrated into his farm operation. This video was filmed and edited by Peter Carroll of Peter Carroll Productions in Ithaca, NY […]

Workshop: Water as a resource in the landscape

Announcement from Wellspring Forest Farm: WATER AS A RESOURCE IN THE LANDSCAPE Come dig, plant, design, and learn how water to maximize the benefits of water on any site. Special guest visit from the excavator!  May 2 & 3, 9am – 4pm both days at Wellspring Forest Farm, Mecklenburg NY www.wellspringforestfarm.com This course is designed […]

Permaculture intern(s) sought for local forest farm

Announcement from Cayuta Sun Farm: Would you like to learn and work on a young and growing woodland farm? We invite you to experience and assist Cayuta Sun Farm as it develops into a permaculture-designed forest farm. In the upcoming year stacks of shiitake mushroom logs, flocks of chicken, a small herd of pigs, and numerous gardens will […]

Fire destroys barn at Tree Gate Farm

An early morning fire Tuesday (3/24/15) destroyed a barn at Tree Gate Farm on Mecklenburg Road. On Facebook, the farmer praised the firefighters for being kind and thorough, and expressed gratitude for other offers of help. No people or animals were hurt, but all the small hand and power tools in the barn were lost to the fire. […]

Job: Farm and Garden Worker

Job description: Farm and Garden Worker at Bejo Seeds, Inc in Geneva, NY This is a unique opportunity for an individual with an interest in agriculture/farming to learn about breeding, production, processing and sale of vegetable seeds for professional outdoor cultivation.  The Bejo facility located in Geneva, NY grows many diverse vegetable crops for research and demonstration […]

Talk: The Importance of Bees

Announcement from the Environmental Management Council: The production of fruits and many vegetables is dependent on successful pollination. Honey bees are the most widely used crop pollinators, but honey bee populations have experienced steep decline in North America over the past 50 years due to a variety of causes.  One potential solution to the decline […]