September’s Farming for Justice discussion was led by Alexas Esposito and Joe Soto of the Traditional Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Healing(TCIKH). They shared their approach to returning to nature to heal their communities and themselves from intergenerational trauma through the technical and spiritual significance of seeds. In this video you will get a comprehensive…

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The Incubator Farm, a ten minute drive from downtown Ithaca, is home to 11 farm businesses. These businesses, run through the efforts of approximately 30 farmers, are owned by majority ethnic Karen (kuh-REN) refugees from Burma growing Southeast Asian vegetables. The farm is also home to a workforce development program called Ability in Bloom and…

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Groundswell Center is thrilled to continue to partner with our Children’s Future. Groundswell Intern, Maggie McAden, speaks to the Our Children’s Future Advisor, Jamila Walida Simon, about her journey into this work and initiatives supporting the West Village Apartments in Ithaca, NY. Maggie: How did you get connected with the West Village apartment community? Jamila:…

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Hazelnut Kitchen Take-Home Dinner and Redbyrd Cider Pairingw/ online video notes from cidermaker, Eric ShattBoth Fridays & Saturdays of FLX Cider WeekOctober 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10thPick-up your meal between 11am-6pm incredibly paired 3 course farm-to-table meal (for two) a short video will walk you through your culinary experience and cider tasting a portion of sales…

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In July’s Farming for Justice discussion Kabui dove into the ways interdependent communities organize to create unique solutions to foster food sovereignty, interdependent communities, and lower carbon footprints. In this webinar, we learned how small scale agriculture is a core pillar of building a more sustainable food system, through the lens of Kabui’s lived experience…

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In Radicalize the Hive we outlined what honey bees, a “super-organism”, can teach us about building generative social systems.  The work includes discussion on building collaborative groups or communities through setting group terms, sharing power, building collective understanding, and shaping consensus while being compassionate with ourselves. In this discussion we explored the ways we can…

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by Gail Patrice Lockert Anthony Agriculture in Africa began about 7000 BC in Central Africa and approximately 5200 BC in the Sahara (the Sahara had a much different biome then). Black and Brown communities have farmed, gardened, and produced their own food for millennia. We understood the land and tools and growing cycles. We understood…

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On June 24, Community Food Funders partnered with Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming to host Centering Racial Equity in your Organization or Foundation. Natalie Hughes, Development Manager, and Patrice Lockert Anthony, Interim Executive Director of Groundswell Center, shared Groundswell’s process of centering racial equity and anti-racist principles into their agricultural organization, and discussed how…

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Systemic racism, and specifically anti-Black racism, is institutionalized in every part of society, from education to health care to food systems. Understanding where we are—and how we got here—is an important place to start in the ongoing fight for Black lives.

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