Category: The Big Picture

Voices from Ithaca’s Farm to Plate Conference

In this photo, participants of the Ithaca’s first “Farm to Plate Conference” were learning how to grow mushrooms. It was just one of the many sessions offering participants a chance to “Unite to Create, Educate, and Celebrate a Sustainable and Just Local Food System.” The two-day conference was organized by the Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, the […]

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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 […]

Category: The Big Picture

Building Power Through Agroecology: A Workshop of Ithaca’s 2017 Farm to Plate Conference

One of the first workshops on Saturday morning of the 2017 Farm to Plate Conference was lead by Corbin Laedlein in a classroom at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School. He sat on a short chair within an intimate group of mainly white women and men, some of whom had experience with food justice work […]