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.

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

Meet our new Executive Director!

Groundswell is happy to announce our new Executive Director - Meet Juliana Quaresma

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.

We SUPPORT beginning Farmers

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

We Collaborate for Justice

Through our Farming for Justice Group, and events, we partner with organizations led by people of color to address injustices in the food system.

We promote sustainable farming

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

We cultivate successful farmers

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

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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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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!

Next Upcoming Event:

Farm Fest

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

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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