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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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Incubator Farm Tour

July 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Groundswell Center’s Incubator Farm, 101 Rachel Carson Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Free

Come out to Groundswell’s Incubator Farm for a tour led by the Incubator Farm Manager or Groundswell staff member. Open to anyone interested in learning more about this program. Not even sure what we’re talking about? Check out this article for some background info about New York State’s first incubator farm. Directions: The Groundswell Incubator Farm is located on land owned by EcoVillage Ithaca, 100 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca NY. From Ithaca, take route 79 West for 2 miles, turn left on…

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Turnip the Beets! Concert

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Casita del Polaris, 1201 N Tioga St
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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$10

Live Music for Groundswell Center Feat.  The Reality Cult & Local Farmers Union Friday, July 28th Doors @ 7pm at Casita del Polaris $10 at door Proceeds benefit Groundswell, and a portion will be donated to Ithaca Welcomes Refugees Ticket sales at door in cash, credit card, or check written to Center for Transformative Action with Groundswell in the memo line. Lettuce tell you all about this event... Sip one of 6 local beers or try a cocktail featuring all New York…

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A Forum with Dairy Farmworker Leaders and Their Advocates: Findings from the “Milked” Report

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Unitarian Society of Ithaca, NY, 306 N. Aurora Street
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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Stop “Milking” Immigrant Dairy Farmworkers! A Forum with Dairy Farmworker Leaders and Their Advocates: Findings from the “Milked” Report   Presenters at the Milked forum will share their findings based on interviews with 88 farmworkers across 53 farms in New York. After hearing about the working and living conditions of dairy farmworkers, you will hear what they are doing to fight back, and what you can do to help uplift these workers, including supporting their right to collective bargaining! “Milked”…

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August 2017

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

August 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
EcoVillage, 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 Groundswell Center is hosting an open field day on soil science and weeds at the Incubator Farm. Learn from Sandra Wayman of Cornell University’s Sustainable Cropping Systems Lab and Fay Benson of Cornell Cooperative Extension Small Farms Program with their Soil Health Mobile Trailer. This event will be translated into the Karen…

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Summer Bud Grafting w/ CCE

$20

The Art of Grafting Fruit trees, join John Reynolds, the owner of Daring Drake Farms, a family-owned orchard with over 125 varieties of large and small fruits. John will discuss summer bud grafting, layering, and stool beds. There will be a hands-on demonstration on these propagation techniques. You will make bud grafts and take two grafted trees home! Workshop is held in room Human Service Complex, room 120, Montour Falls, NY. Fee for the workshop is $20 and class limit…

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Kitchen Garden Tour-Ithaca Children’s Garden

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ithaca Childrens Garden, Rte. 89 at Cass Park
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Free

Event Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extenstion of Tompkins County. Visit a working kitchen garden at the Ithaca Children's Garden to see some creative ideas on making a child-friendly edible garden. The tour will be led by ICG's garden manager, Jean Gerow. No registration required! Park at the Ithaca Children's Garden parking area on Route 89 (near Cass Park) and meet at the garden entrance. Free!

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Open Farm Days w/ Groundswell

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Groundswell Center’s Incubator Farm, 101 Rachel Carson Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Free

The Incubator Farm as well as several other farms along the west side of Cayuga lake will have their doors/fences/barns open for tours and activities as part of CCE's Open-Farm Days. Open to anyone interested in learning more about this program from 12:00pm - 4:00pm. Not even sure what we’re talking about? Check out this article for some background info about New York State’s first incubator farm. Directions: The Groundswell Incubator Farm is located on land owned by EcoVillage Ithaca, 100 Rachel…

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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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$40

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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Farmer & Buyer Networking

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ithaca Farmers Market, 545 3rd St
Ithaca, 14851 United States
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NOTE: This event is geared towards farmers and wholesale buyers, not the general public. Come on down to Steamboat Landing for a fantastic networking opportunity! Area farmers will meet with restaurant managers, caterers, and retail buyers interested in purchasing more local food. We'll do a quick round of introductions followed by networking time. Be sure to bring business cards, brochures, price and product lists, etc. Please do NOT bring any samples or large display materials. RSVP to Matt LeRoux at…

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Cider 101 with Eve’s Cidery and CCE

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Schuyler County Human Services Complex, 323 Owego Street
Montour Falls, NY United States
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$10

Cornell Cooperative Extension offers Cider 101 Workshop. Are you interested in learning how to make your own cider? If so, please join us CCE  on August 23, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Schuyler County Human Services Complex in Montour Falls, NY. Autumn Stoscheck, award winning cider maker from Eve’s Cidery in Van Etten, NY, will be going over the process of how to make your own cider. Cost is $10 per person. Preregistration is required! For more…

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4th Annual Finger Lakes Permaculture Weekend

August 25 - August 27

Friday, August 25th Permaculture films shown in Ithaca and surrounding communities in New York’s Finger Lakes region. Saturday, Aug 26th Tours of Permaculture Farms, Gardens, Parks, & Homes Various locations within an hour of Ithaca, N.Y., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. See examples of permaculture design. Meet the designers and practitioners. Plants, seeds, food, medicine and others gifts are for sale at many of the working farms. An online map will be found at FingerLakesPermaculture.org. Self-organize carpools and routes: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/zc5jre Post-tour Reception Finger Lakes Cider…

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September 2017

Pork Production Basics with CCE Chemung

$10

Are you interested in learning more about raising hogs? If you are, please come join us on September 1, 2017 from 6 – 8pm at the Chemung County Fairgrounds (171 Fairview Road, Horseheads, NY 14845). In this first class we will cover the basics of pork production in terms of breeding and farrowing. A follow up class on feeding and finishing hogs is tentatively planned for spring 2018. Our speakers will be Don and Brandee Bower who breed and raise…

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Incubator Farm Tour

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Groundswell Center’s Incubator Farm, 101 Rachel Carson Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Free

Come out to Groundswell’s Incubator Farm for a tour led by the Incubator Farm Manager. Open to anyone interested in learning more about this program. Not even sure what we’re talking about? Check out this article for some background info about New York State’s first incubator farm.   Directions: The Groundswell Incubator Farm is located on land owned by EcoVillage Ithaca, 100 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca NY. From Ithaca, take route 79 West for 2 miles, turn left on Rachel Carson Way,…

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Equipment Tutorial for Small Farms

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Remembrance Farm, 6294 Searsburg Rd
Trumansburg, 14886 United States
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$15

Are you a new or growing farm looking to purchase equipment that's right for you both financially and logistically? Making mechanized equipment purchases can be a daunting task! Join us for a hands-on evening to look at and learn about various different types of equipment to determine what will be appropriate for the size and needs of your operation. In partnership with NOFA-NY Field Days and taught by experienced farmers and a mechanic, this Field Day will help you consider…

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Old-Time Square Dance at the GRANGE

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enfield Valley Grange, 178 Enfield Main Road
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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$5 - $15

You’re Invited..... Old-Time Square Dance Night at the Enfield Valley Grange! Saturday, September 16, 2017 7:00-10:00 pm A Benefit for the Enfield Valley Grange Building Fund Nancy Spero calling squares, waltzes and more Live Music by The West Hillbillies Refreshments Available $5-$15 suggested donation Co-sponsored by Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming No one turned away for inability to pay Beginners welcome, all dances will be taught No partner needed! WHY SUPPORT THE GRANGE? The Grange is a non-partisan rural/farm advocacy group dedicated to promoting the…

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