December’s Farming for Justice discussion was led by Oscar Otzoy of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a worker-based human rights organization internationally recognized for its achievements in fighting human trafficking and gender-based violence at work. This fall, farmworker leaders of the CIW are traveled virtually from Immokalee to join us…

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In 2020, Groundswell teamed up with a regional organization, Headwater Food Hub, to connect more buyers to local farmers. Groundswell Incubator Farmers also collaborated to grow a few select crops for the Full Plate Farm Collective CSA (weekly veggie subscription). Groundswell served as an intermediary between distributors and farmers, working closely with small farmers to…

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Join Groundswell staff and farmers as we tour the Groundswell Incubator Farm in Ithaca, NY. Filmed, edited, and produced by Cornell University Student, Emma Smith.

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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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