Category: Food & Eating

Getting Started with Vegetable Gardening

Announcement from Cornell Cooperative Extension: Friday, March 24, 10:00am-12:00pm OR Friday, March 31, 6:30-8:30pm @ Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY This class will cover how to site new gardens, prepare the soil, start and transplant seeds, and choose and use mulch. It will also cover container gardening and easy vegetables to […]

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Fill Your Freezer: How to buy local meat in bulk

Class announcement from CCE Tompkins: Fill Your Freezer: Buying Local Meat in Bulk Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at CCE-Tompkins Education Center 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850 Are you ready to start buying locally-raised meat in bulk? It’s easier and more affordable than you might think, and the benefits are great: know […]

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Garden Plots Available

Announcement from the Ithaca Sustainability Initiative: The Town of Ithaca’s West Hill Community Garden is looking for people interested in gardening and working with the Town’s Parks Department to manage and maintain our 80-plot community garden for people who enjoy growing their own food. Annual fees are $20 with need-based assistance available. Interested in joining […]

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Grow Food Anywhere? Join GSCP!

Can you get behind the idea of growing food anywhere in Ithaca — even in raised beds over concrete? Straight out of its cooperative roots, GreenStar Community Projects (GSCP) is helping organize the downtown community to grow more food. Our mission resonates with the City of Ithaca’s Comprehensive Plan (2015), which states that “All City of […]

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Urban Food Gardening Networking Session: Summary

The Urban Food Gardening Networking Session, an event co-sponsored by GreenStar Community Projects, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Tompkins County Public Library, had a great turnout of over 85 people. The event opened with short presentations, which led into small table discussions where people could talk with individual speakers. At the very end, each group summarized […]

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1,600 Ithaca elementary students now eating fresh classroom snacks

The Fresh Snack Program expands to a fifth ICSD school Announcement from the Youth Farm Project: ITHACA, NY [FEBRUARY 2017]—Last month, Cayuga Heights Elementary School became the fifth school to benefit from the Fresh Snack Program in the Ithaca City School District, in partnership with the district’s Child Nutrition Program. Fresh snacks can replace less […]

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Food contributions to Friendship Donations Network

Announcement from Friendship Donations Network:  Friendship Donations Network (FDN) provides produce, breads, desserts, dairy and groceries to the programs listed at the following link: http://friendshipdonations.org/pantry-schedule/ Printer-friendly version available here. Friendship Donations Network rescues fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown away from stores and farms and redistributes it to neighbors in need. We provide food donations to hunger relief programs that serve […]

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Backyard Poultry Keeping Class

Announcement from Cooperative Extension: Backyard Poultry Keeping Class Wednesday, February 1, 6:30-8:30 PM @ CCE-Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY The class will focus on breeds for egg laying, raising chicks to layers, housing, as well as general care and feeding of birds.   Heather Birdsall, area livestock educator with Cooperative Extension, will lead the class. […]

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Become a Seed to Supper Volunteer to teach your neighbors how to grow their own food

Are you passionate about growing your own vegetables? Are you interested in helping beginning gardeners in your community learn to grow their own food as well? Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will train volunteers to become Seed to Supper educators and teach free gardening classes in their own communities. Training classes for volunteers will […]

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Holiday Food and Gift Market @ Press Bay Alley Dec. 22!

Join Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, the Finger Lakes Meat Project and Press Bay Alley for the annual December Holiday Market, Tuesday, December 22 from 4:30-7:30pm. Get all the wonderful food and beverages you need for your holiday dinners from local farmers, bakers and chefs! Great gift giving options as well! Participating vendors […]