CCE Class: Raising Chickens Sustainably

Cornell Cooperative Extension is hosting a talk called Raising Chickens Sustainably on Thursday, November 30th at their education center located at 615 Willow Ave. Presenters from Edible Acres in Trumansburg will speak from 6:30 – 8:30 about the sustainability techniques they use, including sourcing local food scraps, bartering for whole grains, and generating compost. The […]

CCE Class: Winterizing Your Garden

Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a class on preparing your garden for winter on Thursday, November 9th at 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Titled Winterizing Your Garden, this class will cover protecting soil from the winter cold and spring rain, as well as how to ensure optimal nutrition and soil tilth. The class costs a self-determined […]

Food Business

Cornell Cooperative Extension Food Entrepreneurship Program

Press release from Cornell Cooperative Extension: Do you love to cook?  Would you like to start or grow your own catering or food vending business? Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (CCETC) is pleased to announce a free program for new and emerging caterers and food vendors. We are looking for people with low-to-moderate income who want […]

Cornell Cooperative Extension Seeks Ithaca Farmers Market Volunteers

The Cornell Cooperative Extension needs volunteers for a EBT/SNAP booth at the Ithaca Farmers Market. CCE has provided a description of the role and times volunteers are needed: “Volunteers Needed! Calling enthusiastic volunteers for Cornell Cooperative Extension! Donate your time representing CCE with a booth at the Ithaca Farmers Market to help with EBT/SNAP transactions. […]

Category: Food & Eating

Take a Tour of Owl Moon Gardens

On SeptembThe Owl Moon Gardens located in Newfield will be open for a free public tour from 6:00 – 7:30 PM on Tuesday, September 12th. The tour is organized by Cornell Cooperative Extension as part of their Kitchen Garden Tour series. From the CCE events page: “Come tour the beautiful and productive two acre garden […]

Category: The Big Picture

Waste Less Food: Feed More People! A Collaborative Networking Event

GreenStar Community Projects hosted its 20th Networking Session on Monday July 10, 2017, in collaboration with Friendship Donations Network, Recycling and Materials Management of Tompkins County, and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Entitled “Waste Less Food, Feed More People!,” this event was focused on preventing food waste in Tompkins County and utilizing good food by channeling it […]

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Troubleshooting Your Bin Class, Saturday, July 29

On Saturday, July 29, Cornell Cooperative Extension will be conducting a class in their Composting With Confidence series. Titled “Troubleshooting Your Bin”, the class covers what can go wrong with a compost bin and how to prevent or fix the situation. It will be held at the Ithaca Community Garden, located on Carpenter Circle, near […]

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Waste Less Food: Feed More People!

Join the movement to avoid wasting good food – by getting it to the people who need it!  In this session, GreenStar Community Projects (GSCP) has partnered with leading food recovery efforts, featuring  Friendship Donations Network and  Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management  decades of experience. This networking session includes a panel of experienced speakers, and round table […]

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Tompkins County Local Food System Leads: Can it Grow?

Tompkins County’s farm to table movement began over 40 years ago. Monika Roth, Agriculture Program Leader for Cornell Cooperative Extension and adviser to Ithaca Farmer’s Market, is an expert on the local food system which rose from this movement. In her paper presentation given on May 13th at the Farm to Plate Conference, Roth gave […]