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November 10th Community Farm Day at Soul Fire Farm

Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming in Ithaca, NY coordinated a Community Caravan of 18 people from Ithaca to Grafton, NY, outside of Albany, for a Day of Community Farm work, with over 100 others from all over the Northeast, at Soul Fire Farm. We collectively accomplished, what seemed like close to a week’s worth of farm…

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Our New Interns and Fellows: Welcome Mary-Kate, Mark, and Eli!

This fall Groundswell welcomes three inspiring students to our team! Two Cornell SC Johnson Graduate School Board Fellow’s have joined our Board of Directors this year. The Johnson Board Fellowship aims to provide MBA students an opportunity for professional development through service on non-profit Board of Directors. The Board Fellowship allows for strengthening ties between…

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The 2nd Annual Sunset Soiree: Spirits high while the wind passed us by!

Friday September 21st, Groundswell Center hosted our second annual Sunset Soirée on the Farm. From the fantastic TC3 Culinary Art Program’s food (using local ingredients of course) to the unique array of silent auction donations, the evening was truly a success. Over 150 people ages young to wise attended and enjoyed the company the Soirée…

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The Farm Bill and YOU

It’s a Farm Bill Year. But the current version is still in negotiations between the House and the Senate – and the fast-approaching deadline for congressional action is September 30th 2018. Last month we co-sponsored a Farm Bill Forum coordinated by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, NSAC, National Young Farmers Coalition, and Food & Health Network…

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IWR Community Picnic Was a Success!

This July, Groundswell teamed up with Ithaca Welcomes Refugees (IWR) to host their annual Community Picnic at the Incubator Farm! In spite of the heat (close to 90 degrees and humid), there was a great turnout, and people came and seemed to stay for awhile.  There was incredible live music,  games for children, water balloons…. and…

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