Incubator Highlight: Paw Pha

Meet one of our returning Incubator Farmers: Paw Pha   Paw started farming at the Incubator in 2015, operating a ¼ acre, and growing lots of Gongura (Roselle) and other traditional Burmese vegetables, including Watercress, Thai hot peppers, Lemon Cucumber, Long Beans, pumpkins, and Japanese eggplant.  as well as garlic, spring onions, and tomatoes. In 2015 he started traveling to…

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Groundswell’s Incubator Farm is full for 2017!

Groundswell is pleased to announce that our Incubator Farm is full for 2017! In 2016, we graduated our first farmer, Surik Mehrabyan after 4 years in our program. This created space for several new farmers to join for the upcoming season. These new farmers include: Alison Smith (Wild Air Flower Farm), Taylor Shuler (Herbs, medicinals, niche value-added products),…

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New “Zone 1” at the Incubator Farm

Exciting developments at the Groundswell Incubator Farm!   You might have caught some of the pictures earlier this summer: the Incubator Farm has some new infrastructure that will greatly enhance the farmers’ ability to grow beautiful fresh produce. In permaculture, people often design a growing space based on the “Zones of Use”, and the area that…

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Faces of Groundswell: Ye Myint

Ye Myint grew up in Myanmar, where he and his father grew tropical vegetables and fruits on a four acre diversified farm. Ye and his family came to the United States in 2002, and lived for 8 years in South Carolina before moving to Ithaca in 2010. He has been running a sushi company on…

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