Category: Food & Eating

Class: Introduction to Permaculture Design

Announcement from CCE-Tompkins: Introduction to Permaculture Design Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, New York 14850-3555 Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is a popular and ancient system of growing food that minimizes labor by using perennial plants, which come back year after year. Join Sean […]

Audio: Erica Frenay chats about Shelterbelt Farm

From the Heritage Radio Network, this interview first aired in December 2016: “Erica Frenay manages 35 acres of sheep, cattle, ducks, orchard, apiary, and high tunnels at Shelterbelt Farm near Ithaca, NY, with her husband and two young kids. She has also worked for the Cornell Small Farms Program for 11 years, co-founding the Northeast […]

Category: The Big Picture

Ithaca Permaculture Park Q&A

From The Center for A New American Dream: Ithaca resident Josh Dolan helped start a permaculture park in the Northside Neighborhood, and his team was selected as a “2015 Get2gether Neighborhood Challenge” winner with The Center for A New American Dream. In a Q&A with the organization, he explains how it all came together.  Read […]

Category: Food & Eating

Edible Acres: A local permaculture nursery

From Sean at Edible Acres: Hello to you in this snowy and cold time of year.  As we snuggle near the wood stove and enjoy indoor time, I’m guessing a lot of you love to look at plant catalogs and dream about spring gardening and plans for the future.  What a great time to dream! […]


Permaculture Tour

Ten years ago in the Northeast one could barely find a permaculture class, much less a site that demonstrated permaculture principles and techniques in action. Today there is a very different story emerging, and examples abound of permaculture applied to farms, gardens, urban environments, social systems, and more. The 2nd Annual Permaculture Site Tours on […]

Category: The Big Picture

What’s the role of public parks?

One group of Ithacans believes “the role of public parks includes supporting community and ecosystem needs simultaneously including food, medicine, and connection to each other and the natural world. We also believe that food insecurity can be addressed when there is a culture of sharing to support people in need.” To put these beliefs into action, a group coordinated […]


Book Talk: Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests

Book Talk: Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm Mann Library, Stern Seminar Room 160 Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA Would you like to learn how to cultivate, harvest, and market high-value non-timber forest crops such as […]