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 […]

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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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Eating is an Agricultural Act

Written by Erica Frenay, of Shelterbelt Farm. This article originally appeared in the Brooktondale newsletter (the “Old Mill”):  “Eating is an Agricultural Act.” The title of this article is a quote from farmer and writer Wendell Berry. In 5 words, he’s saying farming directly impacts you every time you eat, so you are involved in […]


National Leaders Initiative: From Scarcity to Abundance (5 Class Series)

From Scarcity to Abundance: Cultivating Diverse Leadership for Ecologically Sound, Inclusive & Just Communities is a 5-workshop organizational development series, designed especially for those working on “sustainability” issues such as community development, energy, waste, transportation, land use, green jobs, local economies, climate change, equity, community resilience and capacity-building, etc. Course meets on 5 Thursdays, March […]


A Greener Dinner: Food Day 2015!

Celebrate eating real with a greener dinner! Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food, and a grassroots campaign for better food policies, and Food Day’s focus this year is on greener diets as a way to address health and environmental issues. Kick off the campus-wide festivities with a seasonal […]

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New Roots Charter School Announces Sustainable Agriculture & Food Certificate Program

Press release from New Roots Charter School: New Roots is excited to announce an opportunity unlike no other for our current and prospective high school students interested in sustainable food systems — to enroll in a distinctive certificate program that will prepare them for a college degree and career in the growing Farm-to-Table field. Students […]


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 […]