Cornell Cooperative Extension: AgStravaganza!

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Join Cornell Cooperative Extension for an agricultural fair in the Ithaca Commons, with educational activities and crafts. Learn about the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) network in Tompkins County. Local vendors such as  Kenton’s Cheese, Littletree Orchards, Shtayburne Farm Creamery, Engelbert Farms, Glenwood Farm, PoleStar Farm, and […]

Wellspring Forest Farm Participates in Statewide Maple Weekend

Announcement from Wellspring Forest Farm & School: MECKLENBURG, NY – As part of the New York Maple Producers Association statewide Maple Weekend, Wellspring Forest Farm, located 12 miles West of Ithaca and 12 miles East of Watkins Glen, will be open to the public on Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th, with a range […]

“Women in Agriculture” Series

Announcement from Cornell Cooperative Extension: Tuesday, February 28 6:30-8 pm: Developing your farm plan and business goals Tuesday, March 14 6:30-8 pm: Understanding financial documents Tuesday, March 28 6:30-8 pm: Conflict management on the farm Women in agriculture are welcomed to this discussion series hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, where three guest speakers will […]

Manure spill in Tompkins County affecting Cayuga Lake

Press release from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Tompkins County Health Department Statement on Salmon Creek and Cayuga Lake Water Quality Impacts The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Tompkins County Health Department officials are responding to a manure spill that is currently impacting Salmon […]

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County is Hiring

Announcement from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County: Community Beautification Program Assistant – Application Deadline: March 1, 2017. Temporary, part-time position responsible for assisting and supporting Community Beautification projects, including volunteer management, event organizing, and horticultural work. More information available at    CCE-Tompkins is an equal opportunity and affirmative action educator and employer.    

Groundswell Center is Hiring

The Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming is hiring, Ithaca, NY To learn more and to apply, visit our web site, Position Title: FARMING & BUSINESS SPECIALIST Application Deadline: Open until filled Position Start Date: March 2017 is ideal Employment terms: This is a full-time salaried position, averaging 35 hours/week. Due to the seasonal […]

10th Annual Holiday Pottery Sale to benefit Healthy Food For All

From “Healthy Food for All” Organization: When: Saturday December 17th 11-2pm Where: The studio at 379 Gunderman Rd. in Danby What: Amazing deals on unique, locally made artisan crafts. You’ll find mugs, tumblers, pitchers, bowls, vases, teapots, plates and so much more at ridiculously low prices, as well as pots by Renata Wadsworth, Lola Schissel, Silene Deciucies, David Kingsbury […]

Developing your Farm or Food Business

Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming    presents: Developing your Farm or Food Business Tuesdays, January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21 6-9pm Ithaca NY Fee: $150 This  5-session course is specifically for people in the early stages of developing a farm or food business.  Whether you are just launching your business or have been […]

Fundrasier for GSCP Healthy Food Initiatives

Everyone needs healthy food!  … but a lack of money, transport, or hope can create barriers to getting it.  Approximately 1,300 families in Tompkins County face chronic poverty from low wages, distant housing, or poor transport.  Add to that a fractured food system and these families are not getting basic healthy food. The cycle deepens […]

Groundswell Seeking Educators for 2017 Programs

Educators Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming is looking for enthusiastic educators to teach and/or facilitate classes and programs in collaboration with us! Are you passionate about a topic related to food and farming? Are you excited to share a skill you have acquired? We want to know about it! Our most successful programs have […]