Please share widely: Groundswell’s Sustainable Farming Certificate Program

Please share widely. NEWS RELEASE For immediate release: 1/27/12 Contact: Rachel Firak, New Farmer Training Coordinator, rfirak Groundswell’s Sustainable Farming Certificate Program now accepting applications New Farmers: Apply online for the 100-hour, April-November program Ithaca, NY – This spring, the Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming will again offer its full-season training program for […]

Fixers Collective… an idea for Ithaca…?

From: “Marian Brown” I noted this on the Center for a New American Dream e-newsletter today…. I LOVE this idea of a “fixers collective”… where people bring their “tired, their poor, their huddled masses yearning to” be repaired…. Is this something we could do here….? We do have some specialized repair groups locally, like […]

Locally-Grown Foods Festival, Corning NY, Feb., 10th, 2012

Locally-Grown Foods Festival Friday, February 10th 4:00-8:00 PM Union Hall, 100 Civic Center Plaza, Corning – Meet farmers – Taste samples – Learn about local farms – Purchase local products – Recipies & Demonstrations – The public is cordially invited to a unique tasting experience. Sample locally produced meats, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, wines, and other […]

New Professional Development Offering: Take Root! A Training for Garden Educators

Greetings Educators, Cornell Garden-Based Learning (CGBL) is pleased to announce a new professional development approach called Take Root! A Training for Garden Educators. We are looking for partners in New York State to host and facilitate these trainings with us. Partners may include Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) County offices and non-profits or community organizations that […]


From: “Amy Blankstein” *JUST FOOD CONFERENCE 2012: EAT WORK GROW THE MOVEMENT* On February 24th and 25th, Just Food will convene over 1,000 local food lovers and advocates, CSA members, community gardeners, urban and rural farmers, food professionals and entrepreneurs to participate in two days of hands-on workshops, discussions, skills-building sessions, and good food. *Just […]

[northeasternpermaculture 8th Northeastern Permaculture Convergence to be held in Eastern Massachusetts this year!]

ANNOUNCING: 8th Northeastern Permaculture Convergence to be held in Eastern Massachusetts this year! SAVE THE DATE: July 13-15, 2012 We are excited to announce the dates of the 2012 Northeastern Permaculture Convergence! Please join us the weekend of July 13-15, 2012 in Eastern Massachusetts for an opportunity to interact with the larger Northeastern U.S. community […]

A Class on Sprouting!

DANCING TURTLE MICRO-FARM presents… ~A CLASS on SPROUTING~ Thursday January 26, 6-730pm at the Women’s Community Building (kithcen) at the corner of Seneca and Cayuga Streets, Ithaca, NY. CALL or EMAIL Ellen to sign-up: 740.525.0062 dancingturtleithacacom **Learn how to grow sprouts at home, year-round! Add more salads to your winter diet! Class Fee, $12 includes […]

TONIGHT: Save Ludgate’s Stakeholder Meeting

Save Ludgate’s Stakeholder Meeting Thursday, January 19, 7-8:30pmOwl Cafe above Autumn Leaves Used Books on The Commons, Ithaca Let’s keep the conversation going… Join us for a meeting to bring together key stakeholders including potential buyers/investors, leaders of businesses and community groups like Garden Gate Delivery, Share Tompkins, Swidjit, etc, local farmers, as well as […]

Now available: Thinking Local in Tompkins County, Volume 2

TCLocal is pleased to announce the publication of “Thinking Local in Tompkins County, Volume 2,” our second collection of articles from the web site. Contents of Volume 2 include: Outlook for Liquid Fuels, 2010-2020 Can New York State Feed Itself? Envisioning Tompkins County Food Production (originally a six-part series) Chickens in the Energy Descent […]

8th Northeastern Permaculture Convergence: Eastern MA, July 13-15, 2012

ANNOUNCING: 8th Northeastern Permaculture Convergence to be held in Eastern Massachusetts this year! SAVE THE DATE: July 13-15, 2012!/NEConvergence Since you are part of the Eastern Massachusetts community, if you are interested in helping coordinate, please e-mail neconvergence. Please share widely in your circles! Thanks!

1/20: Freeskool Winter Social and New Calendar Release!

ITHACA FREESKOOL WINTER SOCIALMeet other freeskoolers and get the new jam-packed Winter/Spring 2012 calendar! Friday, January 20, 2012, 7-9pm Fire On The Water Studios 317 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 Come celebrate the end of last fall’s awesome session of free classes and get ready for the winter/spring session with Ithaca Freeskool! Classes start February […]

Spring 2012 Online Courses for Beginning Farmers

From: “Violet Stone” TOPIC: Spring 2012 Online Courses for Beginning Farmers Open for Registration! DATE: For immediate release, January 12th, 2012 CONTACT: Michelle Podolec at 607-255-9911 or ONLINE Spring 2012 Online Courses for Beginning Farmers Open for Registration! Winter is a great time for planning for your small farm future or taking courses […]

“Raising Livestock” series starts 2/7/12 Tioga County NY

2012 Raising Livestock Series Starts 2/7 Looking for something to do with your land? New York’s Southern Tier is well suited for pasture-based livestock production. If you want to have animals and/or sell pasture-raised meats, this series of classes is for you. Learn from the experiences of successful farmers, and from Cornell Cooperative Extension educators. […]