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Category: The Big Picture

Farming for Justice Meeting Wednesday, October 18

The Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming will be hosting the first in a monthly meeting series titled Farming for Justice on Wednesday, October 18 at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Groundswell Center located at 225 S. Fulton St.,  and is described as “a monthly meeting for farmers, food producers, […]

$729,610 awarded to 10 Tompkins County farms

Press release from Governor Cuomo: 45 Projects Awarded Across Five Counties to Help Increase Agricultural Production and Enhance Environmental Protections Grants Advance Southern Tier Soaring – Region’s Successful Upstate Revitalization Initiative to Grow the Economy and Create New Opportunities Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $3.6 million has been awarded to 45 farms through […]

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Mulch for Organic Vegetables: Published by Cornell Small Farms Program

The Cornell Small Farms Program has published an article titled Mulch for Organic Vegetables–Grown in Place as part of the Summer 2017 edition of its Small Farms Quarterly. The article discusses the use of organic mulches such as straw or hay by small farms, the challenges large farms have using these organic mulches, and the […]

“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 […]

Category: The Big Picture

Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming Announces ‘Farm to Plate’ Conference

Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming is pleased to announce “The Farm to Plate Conference: Uniting to Create, Educate, and Celebrate a Sustainable Local Food System” which will take place on May 11-13, 2017 in Ithaca, NY and the surrounding areas. The conference is a collaborative effort by Bloodroot Collective, Groundswell Center, Food, Agroecology, […]

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 […]

Category: Food & Eating

Groundswell’s Pig-N-Pints Fundraiser Roasts and Toasts to Benefit Beginning Farmers

Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming is hosting the second annual Pig-n-Pints Pig Roast and Fundraiser at Hopshire Brewery and Farm in Dryden on Saturday, September 10 from 3-7pm. The event is partially sponsored by Farm Credit East. Guests can enjoy local pork from Van Noble Farm as well as sides prepared by Bici Cocina while […]

Veganic Farming Workshop in Danby

Announcement from Club Veg: Veganic Farming Workshop in Danby Saturday, August 13   Featuring veganic farmers Kelle Kersten & Bob Flatley of Ahimsa Village Kelle Kersten and Bob Flatley live and garden veganically at Ahimsa Village (, their veganic homestead and education center in central Pennsylvania. They offer paying and working shares for friends to share in the bounty […]


Worker Cooperatives in Food & Farming

A hands-on workshop and lecture MONDAY, MARCH 21st • 5-8pm The Space @ Greenstar, Ithaca NY ADMISSION: $10 (scholarships available, light dinner provided) Learn about people who own and democratically operate their food and farming businesses through worker cooperatives. Gain skills and templates for setting up your business with this principled and transformative model. This […]

Category: The Big Picture

Help your soil thrive in hotter, meaner weather

Hold onto your boots! Climate change is here. Is your soil ready? When Grant Gayman straddles the boundary line between his backyard and his neighbor’s cornfield in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, one boot is on his own turf and the other rests a step down — a whole 12 inches lower — in the dirt. Fifty years […]