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March 2017
$150 - $500

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

March 30 @ 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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April 2017
$40

Holistic Apple Scab and Fireblight Control

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Know Your Roots, 3336 Podunk Road
Trumansburg, NY 1486 United States
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Apple scab and fireblight are two of the biggest disease issues apple growers ever have to contend with in any given season. 2016 was a relatively low pressure year, but who knows what 2017 will look like? In this workshop we will discuss the biology and ecology of each disease, disease cycles, forecasting tools, varietal resistance/susceptibility, control opportunities, and what to do if the inevitable strikes! We will use a variety of approaches to examine trees and leaves, discuss how…

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$75

Annie’s Project: Risk Management for Farm Women

April 5 @ 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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Undoing Racism Workshop

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - April 8 @ 5:00 pm

Undoing Racism Workshop, a signature workshop facilitated by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, will take place in Ithaca, NY April 6 – 8th and registration is now open to the public. The Undoing Racism Workshop is 2 days + an evening; April 6 (5-9pm), 7 (9am – 5pm) and 8 (9am – 5pm). Registrants must be able to commit to attending the entire workshop. Location: announced when registration confirmed. Cost is $350 per person, $175 for small non-profit…

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$10

Fig Growing 101

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Ronald Wagner from CNY Figgery will be at the Human Services Complex in Montour Falls (Silverspoon/OFA Café) to discuss the niche crop potential, growing and care of over 150 varieties of figs. Workshop fee is $10 and pre-registration is required. Please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension's, Roger Ort (email) or call 607-535-7161.

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Local Food Entrepreneurship Seminar with Hopshire Brewery

April 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Mann Library at Cornell University, 102 Mann Library
Ithaca, NY United States
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Do you like craft beer? Interested in brewing and hop production? Come out to hear Randy Lacey, founder of Hopshire Farm and Brewery, speak about brewing, New York hop farming, and building a beer business in Ithaca. New York used to be the top producer of hops in the United States. The folks at Hopshire Farm and Brewery, located in Freeville, are excited about bringing the industry back to the state. In addition to using their own hops, Hopshire sources…

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Farmer2Farmer Discussion Group: Five Steps to Fair Farming

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

At this interactive session, Elizabeth Henderson will share best practices for fairness, health and safety in farm businesses. She will share basic information on farm safety, both physical and mental, how to create a farm safety plan, and exercises farmers can build into their daily work routine. Participants will review worker rights and farmers’ legal responsibilities, conflict resolution policies, and how to calculate production costs as a basis for fair prices. You will also be introduced to the standards for…

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$5

Profitable Meat Marketing

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
CCE Tioga County, 56 Main St
Owego, NY 13827 United States
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You're selling local meat but are you making money? An in-depth workshop on Profitable Meat Marketing will be held Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 from 6:30-9:30 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County. Join Ag Marketing Specialist Matt LeRoux to find out if you are covering all your meat marketing costs, including your TIME, and bringing in a profit. In the workshop, you will learn how to develop your farm's marketing strategy and how to set specific marketing objectives to make your…

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$150 - $500

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

April 27 @ 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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May 2017

Congo Square Market First Day!

May 5 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Press Bay Alley, 116 W. Green St.
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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First Congo Square Market of the season Press Bay Alley Downtown Ithaca Friday, May 5th 4-8pm The Congo Square Market is a collaborative community organization that works with Southside Community Center, Rainbow Healing Center, Youth Farm Project, TC Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Whole Community Project, Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca Health Alliance and individual volunteers. The Congo Square Market’s mission is to build a stronger, self-reliant local community, develop the Southside neighborhood’s economic base, and encourage community and personal health with the…

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$35

Wild Foods Forage and Feast

May 6 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
TC3 Farm, 100 Cortland Rd
Dryden, NY 13068 United States
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This event starts at the TC3 Farm (100 Cortland Rd, Dryden, NY) and ends at Coltivare Restaurant (235 S. Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY). Spaces are limited so RSVP to haydenstebbins@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Join ethnobotanist and clinical herbalist Hayden Stebbins for a walk through forest and field to see the world in a way you’ve never seen before. During this walk, Hayden will teach you about common plants and mushrooms, how to identify them by family, and their edible, medicinal, or…

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Giving is Gorges

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - May 10 @ 6:00 pm

Support the refugee farmers at the incubator farm by giving to Groundswell in this 24-hour day of philanthropy in Tompkins County and beyond on May 9-May 10th, 6pm-6pm. First 10 donors of any amount before midnight of May 9th win cool prizes. All donations can be made online HERE or by mailing a check to: CTA-Groundswell 225 S Fulton St Ithaca NY 14850

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Farm to Plate Conference

May 11 - May 13

Join us for an exciting 3-day event that will honor our ancestors, the land and local farmers.

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$40

Crop Load Management for Productivity and Quality

May 13 @ 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 discuss the basics of floral bud induction and development, flowering and early fruit development, return bloom, and crop load management tactics (yes, including thinning).

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$30

Scything: Preparing to Mow – Sharpening & Peening

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Groundswell Center’s Incubator Farm, 101 Rachel Carson Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Get ready to mow with your scythe!

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$150 - $500

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

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

The Natural Leaders Initiative (NLI) is now accepting registrations for its acclaimed 5-workshop “From Scarcity to Abundance: Cultivating Diverse Leadership” series.

Find out more »
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