Giving Tuesday!

Plant seeds of change! Giving Tuesday to beginning farmers! Your donation will support the beginning farmers attending Groundswell’s Program to learn to grow food, implement climate resilient farming practices, and access to farmland.

We had a great harvest this year! We harvested lots of tomatoes, Burmese goodies such as gotu kola and bitter eggplant, and more. As you know, our programs prioritize farmers from socially disadvantaged groups – African-American, Latinx, Native American, women, immigrants, LGBTQ+,  and your small donation can have a great impact. 

“I know I didn’t have a green thumb before, and I had no idea I could grow this food!” a statement from one of our incubator farmers.

Please consider donating now and help change the local food system by empowering folks to learn to grow local food.

Have a great week everyone! Thank you again for your support!

Meet our new Executive Director!

Groundswell is happy to announce our new Executive Director – Meet Juliana Quaresma Learn More

We create affordable Land Access

Our Incubator Farm Program makes it easier to start farming by supplying equipment, training, resources and land just 3-miles from Ithaca. Explore more

We SUPPORT beginning Farmers

Our Farm Business Courses and One-to-One Guidance help new farmers set goals, find markets and plan for profit. Explore more

We promote sustainable farming

Our hands-on Workshops highlight techniques that improve soil health, conserve water and promote land regeneration. Explore more

We cultivate successful farmers

Our multi-level Programs help farmers increase production yields, explore new enterprises or connect with a mentor. Explore more

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Food Justice Webinars

Farming for Justice Webinars explore topics related to food sovereignty, racial equity, reparations, and other topics related to land and justice.

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Workshops and Business Series

Join Finger Lakes Farm Business experts in Farm Tours and learning techniques to expand your farm business. This series is sliding scale starting at $0.
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Visit our giving page for more information about how you can contribute to our mission.



Our Incubator Farm Program started in 2012 to reduce land access and resource challenges new farmers often face. Learn about the Incubator Farmers and how they are establishing successful farm businesses in our community! READ THEIR STORIES

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“In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.”

– Baba Dioum, Senegalese environmentalist and forester LEARN MORE