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Events

Women on the Land: Intro to Torch Welding Recap

On Saturday, May 18 the Incubator farm was bustling! It was the first dry and sunny Saturday of the season, and around 25 farmers were coming and going to till and plant their fields. Besides this normal farm activity, 10 women gathered to learn an Introduction to Torch Welding, taught by Monica Burke, local welder…

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Grow Your Own Shiitake Mushrooms

Do you love mushrooms? Do you love shiitake mushrooms? Have you ever wanted to grow them at home? Here are some links about how to inoculate your own mushroom logs! How to: Inoculate Logs by Mushroom Species by Asheville Fungi Growing Shiitake Mushrooms: Step-by-Step Guide to an Agroforestry Crop by Northern Woodlands A Guide to…

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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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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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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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High School Students from Japan Kick-Off Fall Volunteer Project

Entering the Frog Common House at Ecovillage last weekend, the room was abuzz with chatter- in Japanese! Forty Japanese students were visiting Ithaca from Izumigaoka High School in Kanazawa, and spent the morning volunteering in different tasks around Ecovillage.  How fortunate we were that Groundswell could be a volunteer site!   Our task for the…

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From the Field: June CRAFT Tour at Westhaven

What were you doing this past Father’s Day? Well, whatever you were doing, just remember you missed out on CRAFT – West Haven where you could’ve been picking sweet, sweet strawberries… Sunday June 19, 2016 Now what is CRAFT? C.R.A.F.T., Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training, is a cooperative model for sharing complementary farm training in…

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On the recent events in MN and LA…

Here at Groundswell our hearts are heavy this morning with the pain of the murders of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in Minneapolis at the hands of the police. We are saddened, disheartened and angry along with so many in our community near and far. We send love and solidarity to the families…

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Faces of Groundswell: Steve Selin

Steve Selin South Hill Cider & Groundswell Alumnus by Ben Roosa, Groundswell Volunteer   “The Finger Lakes Cider House is an excellent example of collaborative artists achieving something that would not be possible alone.” That’s what Steve Selin of South Hill Cider had to say about the exciting new establishment perched above Cayuga Lake’s Western shore.…

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Groundswell’s Good Afternoon

Enjoy fabulous food and family fun on the farm while benefiting Groundswell’s new farmer training programs! Do something different! Treat yourself to a fun and delicious afternoon on one of the most fascinating and innovative farms in the Finger Lakes. Good Life Farm in Interlaken is one of Groundswell’s Partner Farms. Working with draft horses,…

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