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May 2017

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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$35

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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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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$40

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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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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$30

Get ready to mow with your scythe!

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

May 25 @ 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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$150 - $500

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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Asparaganza!

May 27 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Good Life Farm, 4017 Hickok Rd
Interlaken, 14847 United States
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FREE

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

Tiny House Class

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$80

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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Farm Tour at Spring Meadows Farm

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

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

June 14
cinemapolis, 120 E Green St
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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$5

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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Bees in the Trees: Woody Perennials & Wild Pollinators

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
EcoVillage, Rachel Carson Way
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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$10

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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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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$150 - $500

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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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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$15

 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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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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$40

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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Compost with Confidence (CCE Tompkins)

June 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Ithaca Community Gardens, Carpenter Cir
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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FREE

CCE Tompkins County leads composting classes Saturday, June 24, 2017, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Saturday, July 29, 2017, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Saturday, August 26, 2017, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Saturday, September 23, 2017, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Saturday, October 28, 2017, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Local composting experts provide information and give hands-on demonstrations to help you set up and manage a compost system in any setting! Each class of this FREE series covers…

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July 2017

Rainbow Healing Center 4th of July Fundraiser

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, 225 South Fulton Street
Ithaca , 14850 United States
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You're invited! 4th of July Annual Fundraiser  for the Rainbow Healing Center of America July 4th Time: 11am to 4pm Place: 225 S. Fulton St Ithaca, NY Food by Chef A.I. Armstrong (BBQ, rice, pasta, salads for $7 or less per plate) Music of Yesterday and Today's Hits Herbs from Rainbow Garden and Plants from Kay's Rare Cacti & Succulents for sale "We Bring the Rainbow to You" For more info on the Rainbow Healing Center contact Ms. Olivia at…

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