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Exploring Our Roots: Food Justice History, Understanding & Action

Announcement from Groundswell Center for Food and Farming: Exploring Our Roots: Food Justice History, Understanding & Action Saturday, December 9th, 2017, 10AM – 3:30PM Location TBD Please bring a bag lunch! Cost: sliding scale $15 – $50, no one turned away for lack of funds Looking to deepen your understanding of food justice and your own role in creating a […]

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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, […]

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Friendship Donations Network Food Distribution Programs

Taken from the Friendship Donations Network website: FDN provides produce, breads, desserts, dairy, deli, and groceries (if available) to the programs listed below. Printable PDF now available: FDN_Programs_Served_July17 Mondays: Loaves and Fishes. Free daily meals. All are welcome. No income guidelines. St. John’s Church, 210 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 12pm; Tuesday, Thursday at […]

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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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Farm to Plate: Nourishing Food for Everyone

Submitted by Jay Smith, Farm to Plate Conference Committee: Food for everyone, abundant and cheap.  Isn’t that part of our American Dream. When Norman Borlaug received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his contributions to the Green Revolution of the 50’s and 60’s, it seemed like abundant, cheap food for everyone would be possible, ending starvation in […]

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Registration Now Open! Farm to Plate Conference, May 11-13

Featuring Keynote Speakers Raj Patel, Malik Yakini, Karen Washington & more! Ithaca, NY— Roots Rising Farm, Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, and the Food, Agroecology, Justice and Well-being Collective at Cornell are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Finger Lakes Farm to Plate Conference: Uniting to Create, Educate, and Celebrate […]

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The Taste of Justice, by Noliwe Rooks

By Cornell Professor Noliwe Rooks in the Huffington Post: “…Poverty has one taste and justice another. Over the past few years we have heard quite a bit about food deserts, or high poverty areas where a lack of grocery stores makes it difficult for residents to purchase fresh food. However, we know far less about […]

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Ah ha moments in food justice

At the Communication to Collaboration meeting in December, about 40 people gathered in The Space @GreenStar to discuss improving our local food system. Members of the Feeding Our Future Network Planning Group described what’s been done locally to study hunger and food and explained that GreenStar Community Projects received a grant from The Community Foundation […]

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Fight for the right to have healthy food

In a wealthy country like the United States, health should be a right, not a privilege. However, lower-income individuals are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, compared to higher-income individuals. According to scientific researchers, lower-income individuals are at greater risk for chronic diseases because they consume fewer healthy […]