2023 Mother's Day Soirèe:

A benefit concert at Stone Bend Farm
featuring Travis Knapp & Annie Sumi

Sunday May 14th, 3-7pm

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Join Groundswell Center to celebrate the growing season and help uplift BIPOC beginning farmers this Mother's Day! We'll be at Stone Bend Farm's beautiful greenhouse for an afternoon of live music, local food, cider, wine, beer, and a silent auction of fun local products.

Proceeds benefit Groundswell Center's programming for 2023 including the Incubator Farm and its new 2023 cohort of farmers! 

Tickets are $15 pre-sale and include entry and live music. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the event!

2022 Tractor Training with mechanic Sarah Groat
2022 Tractor Training with mechanic Sarah Groat
Paw Pha's new high tunnel
Paw Pha's new high tunnel
expanded produce washing station
expanded produce washing station

This event supports Groundswell and the Incubator Farm. In 2023 we're welcoming a new cohort of beginning farmers! Our new Farm Manager Yao "Cha Cha" Foli has started training the cohort in regenerative agriculture with a focus on soil health. Keep an eye the cohort's progress on our social media!

In 2022 we held workshops at the farm including a Tractor Intensive for women, trans*, and gender non-conforming folks and a farmer body care and injury prevention workshop.

Community Farmer Paw Pha and his family constructed a 96' high tunnel which he secured through NCRS grant funding - this was a process that Groundswell staff supported with English language assistance, in-person NRCS meeting support, and guidance on the EQIP grant process.

Through the support of the Legacy Foundation we expanded our wash station to include more usable space for farmers and their families.

We look forward to a fruitful season ahead!


Travis Knapp & Annie Sumi blend their artistic sensibilities into an engaging and dynamic folk experience. Weaving together sounds of acoustic guitar, banjo, piano, and lush vocal harmonies, this duo invites the audience to sing and experience the connection that music inspires.

Travis Knapp carries his banjo around the country and the world, gathering people's voices in rowdy singalongs and heartfelt sincerity.  He is currently working on his 5th studio album, a folk EP with a string quartet. travisknapp.com

Annie Sumi is an ethereal-folk artist with a unique ability to capture the subtleties of nature and spin them into melodies. Her latest release "Solastalgia" explores the feeling of homesickness in our environment, in our relationships, and in ourselves. anniesumi.com
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Annie Sumi square
Sunday May 14th, 3-7pm
Tickets are $20 at the door and $15 via online pre-sale below.

Info on our silent auction of unique local products coming soon!

Stone Bend is a 13 minute drive from downtown Ithaca, located on Porter Hill Rd off of 327 Enfield Main Rd. There is plenty of parking and no stairs to enter the building.

Thank you to our sponsors!


Donations of cider, wine and beer facilitated by Melissa Madden of Open Spaces Cider