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February 2017

CSA Sign Up Day

February 24

February 24th is CSA Sign up Day #csaday There's so many great CSA's in the Finger Lakes and NOT JUST VEGGIES! We have sooo many favorites at Groundswell, we might get in trouble by missing some if we even name a few but here 'goes...  Full Plate Farm Collective, Plowbreak Farm, Sweet Land Farm CSA, Ithaca Organics, Muddy Fingers Farm, Wellspring Forest Farm & School (mushrooms), Wide Awake Bakery (bread), The Piggery (pork), Spice Of Life Farm, Kestrel Perch Berries, Youth Farm Project Harvest Boxes, Plenty of Posies (flowers). Sign up today! Check out Tompkins County Cooperative Extension's CSA…

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Rural Woman’s Potluck Brunch

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First Universalist Society of Central Square, 3243 Fulton Ave
Central Square, NY United States
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Join Rural Women from CNY & New York State for a relaxing afternoon of Social & Networking Connections Discussion of Rural Women's Marketplace Information about the Rural Women's Conference 2017 First Universalist Society of Central Square 3243 Fulton Ave, Central Square, NY Sponsored by Rural Women's Coalition of CNY

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$5

Women In Agriculture Discussion Group

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 14, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on March 28, 2017 at 6:30pm

Waverly Villiage Hall, 32 Ithaca St.
Waverly, NY United States
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The business aspects of farming are an increasing challenge... whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been farming for years. Spend some time this winter improving your business skills!

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March 2017
$75

Annie’s Project: Risk Management for Farm Women

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until April 5, 2017

CCE Broome County, 840 Front St.
Binghamton, NY 13905 United States
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The course will not be held on March 15 or March 22. Annie’s Project is a six-week course designed especially for farm women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their farms. Sessions include brief presentations, discussions focused on the participant’s questions, and hands on training. Annie’s Project is designed for farm women who have been in farming or part of farming for three to five years, and want to develop their understanding, interpretation, and opportunities in…

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Farmer2Farmer Discussion Group: Brand Identity and Narrative Development for Farm and Food Businesses

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on March 22, 2017 at 6:00pm

Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, 225 South Fulton Street
Ithaca , 14850 United States
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The Farmer2Farmer Discussion series is a potluck dinner and farmer discussion group.

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$150 - $500

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

March 2 @ 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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$10

Master Your Farm Taxes

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CCE Broome County, 840 Front St.
Binghamton, NY 13905 United States
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Schedule F is only the beginning. Live preparation of an actual 2016 farm tax return will show you what goes where and highlight important issues, such as equipment depreciation, self-employment taxes, gasoline/fuel credits, savings strategies, and various deductibles. The presenter will be Gerald LeClar, NYFarmNet consultant. Come get all your questions answered and feel prepared to file your own farm tax return. Cost is $10/farm to attend, to cover the cost of refreshments and printed materials. Please pre-register to ensure…

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$75

Annie’s Project: Risk Management for Farm Women

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until April 5, 2017

CCE Broome County, 840 Front St.
Binghamton, NY 13905 United States
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The course will not be held on March 15 or March 22. Annie’s Project is a six-week course designed especially for farm women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their farms. Sessions include brief presentations, discussions focused on the participant’s questions, and hands on training. Annie’s Project is designed for farm women who have been in farming or part of farming for three to five years, and want to develop their understanding, interpretation, and opportunities in…

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Fill Your Freezer: Purchasing Local Meat in Bulk

March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on March 15, 2017 at 6:30pm

Ready to start buying locally-raised meat in bulk? It’s easier and more affordable than you might think! Learn more at this free workshop!

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Understanding “Ban the Box”: Creating a Fair Chance

March 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

The forum will bring together panelists from a cross section of professions to provide the opportunity for business owners, organizations, and individuals to learn more about removing employment application “check-box” questions regarding criminal records, and delaying the background check inquiry until later in the hiring process.

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$15 - $25

Farming 101

Rural landowners considering how to use their land or others thinking about farming are invited to sign up for the Farming 101 workshop.

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$5

Women In Agriculture Discussion Group

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 14, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on March 28, 2017 at 6:30pm

Waverly Villiage Hall, 32 Ithaca St.
Waverly, NY United States
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The business aspects of farming are an increasing challenge... whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been farming for years. Spend some time this winter improving your business skills!

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Fill Your Freezer: Purchasing Local Meat in Bulk

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on March 15, 2017 at 6:30pm

Ready to start buying locally-raised meat in bulk? It’s easier and more affordable than you might think! Learn more at this free workshop!

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$20

Sister Friends 2017

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Emerson Suites, Ithaca College, 2nd floor Campus Center, Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY United States
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  Sister Friends is an event that celebrates women during Women’s History Month in March. Women of all ages from elementary school-aged to elderly and from all sizes, shapes, socio-economic status, sexual orientation and ethnicities gather for a beautiful luncheon and program at Emerson Suites, Ithaca College. There is a Women’s Market for participants to purchase unique items and crafts from women-owned local vendors. Our event has been sold out for the past 12 years and we expect it to…

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Maple Weekend at Wellspring Forest Farm

March 18 @ 10:00 am - March 19 @ 4:00 pm
Wellspring Forest Farm, 6164 Deer Run Ln
Trumansburg, NY 14886 United States
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As part of the NY Maple Producers Association, join Wellspring Forest Farm for tours of the farm and sugarshack, taste sap and syrup, and take home our special maple flight! Vendors, musicians, and other activities for the whole family will be posted on Wellspring's Facebook event page as they are confirmed. ​ SATURDAY features tours at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm, live music, a local farm and craft market, and delicious wood-fired pizzas from The Rusty Oven. FARMS: - Wolftree Farm,... MUSIC: ​-…

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Farmer2Farmer Discussion Group: Brand Identity and Narrative Development for Farm and Food Businesses

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on March 22, 2017 at 6:00pm

Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, 225 South Fulton Street
Ithaca , 14850 United States
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The Farmer2Farmer Discussion series is a potluck dinner and farmer discussion group.

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