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May 2017
FREE

Asparaganza!

May 27 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Good Life Farm, 4017 Hickok Rd
Interlaken, 14847 United States
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The Good Life Farm's annual festival of Asparagus, Spring and Community and the Cider House's birthday! Saturday, May 27, 2017 • 3 to 8 PM MUSIC, FOOD, DRINK, GAMES & ACTIVITIES Free Entry, Free Games, and Free Music!  Everyone Welcome Groundswell will be there, hosting a food justice workshop as part of the skill share portion of the day. Come say hey! Learn more about the event

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June 2017
$80

Tiny House Class

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn first hand from someone who has gone through the process and is now living in a Tiny House what it takes to build one!

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$10

Farm Tour at Spring Meadows Farm

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Spring Meadows Farm, Millerton, PA United States + Google Map

Farm Tour at Spring Meadows Farm with a Focus on Oxen Handling Date: Saturday, June 10th 10AM-12:30PM Location: Spring Meadows Farm 9578 Route 549, Millerton, PA Instructor: Andy Lyon Farm Tour Fee: $10 At this interactive farm tour, Andy will share information about his family’s long farming history in the region, why he continues to use their traditional farming methods, and his multiple farm enterprises. We'll get an overview of direct marketing of all natural vegetables and pastured laying hens, geese,…

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$5

Film Screening: “Tomorrow – Steps to a Sustainable Future”

June 14
cinemapolis, 120 E Green St
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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The Sustainability Center in partnership with Cinemapolis is screening the powerful documentary "Tomorrow - Steps to a Sustainable Future" at Noon and 7 PM on Wednesday June 14. Admission is free; if able a $5.00 donation to the Sustainability Center is suggested. Trailer: https://www.tomorrow-documentary.com/trailer "Tomorrow" is a film that connects us to the larger network of folks who indeed believe as so many in Ithaca passionately believe in our transformation to a sustainable world. "Without a doubt this is absolutely the best…

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$10

Bees in the Trees: Woody Perennials & Wild Pollinators

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
EcoVilliage, Rachel Carson Way
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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We will identify and visit trees and shrubs that are commonly found in hedgerows, woodlots and smallholder forests that are important resources for wild pollinators.

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$150 - $500

From Scarcity to Abundance: Cultivating Diverse Leadership for Ecologically Sound, Inclusive & Just Communities

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on March 30, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on April 27, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on May 25, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on June 15, 2017 at 9:00am

CCE – Tompkins, 615 Willow Ave.
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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The Natural Leaders Initiative (NLI) is now accepting registrations for its acclaimed 5-workshop “From Scarcity to Abundance: Cultivating Diverse Leadership” series.

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$15

NOFA Field Day: Adding Meat to Your Veggies

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Grindstone Farm, 780 County Route 28 Tinker Tavern Road
Pulaski, NY 13142 United States
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 Diversifying your Agricultural Offering: Adding Meat to your Veggies! Location: Grindstone Farm, 780 County Route 28, Pulaski, NY 13142 (Allegany County). June 20, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Grindstone Farm’s Dick and Lucas de Graff will discuss the challenges and successes of adding livestock to their established vegetable operation. Grindstone Farms’ diversified offerings have opened up new market doors, providing Central New York with healthy organic products for over 25 years and growing over 120 different types of fruits and…

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$40

Soil Health for Perennial Fruit Crops

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Know Your Roots, 3336 Podunk Road
Trumansburg, NY 1486 United States
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We’ll focus on the practical aspects of what you can do to holistically improve your soils, but we’ll also go over some basics methods you can use to assess your overall soil health and fertility.

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July 2017

Scything: Make a Scythe & Learn to Mow

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Groundswell’s Incubator Farm, 115 Rachel Carson Way
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Make your own scythe and learn how to use it!

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August 2017

Celebrating Common Ground: Discovering Weeds, Soil Health, and Diversity at the Incubator Farm

August 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EcoVilliage, Rachel Carson Way
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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NOFA-NY Field Days are coming to us! Celebrating Common Ground: Discovering Weeds, Soil Health, and Diversity at the Incubator Farm August 5, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Join Groundswell in the cultural exchange of soil and science, weeds, and words at the Groundswell Incubator Farm. Learn from Sandra Wayman; Cornell Research Technician, Fay Benson CCE Small Farms Program, with the soil health mobile trailer and the Incubator Farmers in a unique opportunity to learn hands - on breaking through…

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$40

Building Biodiversity through Biodynamics

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Know Your Roots, 3336 Podunk Road
Trumansburg, NY 1486 United States
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In this workshop we’ll use the biodynamic principle that your farm is a living organism to discuss principles and practices behind biodiversity and how you can use it to devvelop a stronger, more resilient farm and orchard.

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October 2017
$40

Assessing Fruit Quality at Harvest

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Know Your Roots, 3336 Podunk Road
Trumansburg, NY 1486 United States
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In this workshop we’ll discover how to assess fruit quality and learn how much fruit quality can change over just a few days or weeks.

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