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Groundswell Center offers hands-on education in technical farming and sustainable land-use practices and food justice. All of our programming is led by farmers and mentors active in food, farming or social justice. Workshops are appropriate for producers of all levels, from gardeners and beginning farmers to experienced farm business owners.

A sliding scale fee structure and solidarity pricing helps make all of our services affordable. See prices within each workshop for details.

Language interpretation and transportation are available upon request.

Women on the Land: Butcher Basics

February 21 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Space is limited. Register for the workshop: CLICK HERE In this women’s-only workshop on Thursday, Feb 21st 4:30pm-7:30pm, learn the basics of butchering chicken and pork. This workshop is led…

Farm Business Branding and Marketing Plans

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

To Register: Click Here Presented by: Matt LeRoux, CCE Tompkins County Learn how a focused strategy and specific efforts can reduce your marketing labor needs and make every step count. …

DIY Marketing: Market Channels and Social Media

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

DIY Marketing: Market Channels and Social Media March 6, 6-9pm To Register: Click Here *How does a reluctant marketer manage social media for three different businesses? *How does a small-town pig…

Farm Business Financial II: Management, Budgets, and Funding Sources

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

To Register: Click Here Presented by: Leslie Ackerman, Consultant & Founder, Freelance Business Goddess finance session 2 (To be taken concurrent with Finance Session 1) — financial statements — cash flow projection…

Google Earth for Farmers Hands-on Workshop

March 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Monday, March 18 from 5:30 – 7:00pm Groundswell Office, 225 S Fulton St, Ithaca NY (In-person at the office only). Please bring a laptop computer for this session, if you have one.  A limited…

A Storytelling Approach to Building an Enterprise Budget

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

To Register: Click Here Presented by: Erica Frenay, Shelterbelt Farm Learn a simple way to create a best-case and worst-case budget for each enterprise you’re considering, while also thinking through all…

Women on the Land: Welding

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

“Intro to the Weld of Knowledge” Saturday, May 18th  9am-4pm Groundswell Incubator Farm Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca NY Workshop Cost: Sliding Scale $75-$150 ($40 Solidarity Price for refugees, immigrants, and…

Women on the Land: Carpentry

June 21 @ 9:00 am - June 22 @ 4:00 pm EDT

Intro to Carpentry for Women Friday June 21, Saturday June 22 9am-4pm. Sign-up for One or BOTH Days. Workshop Cost: $100 – 150 Sliding Scale PER DAY ($50 Solidarity Price…

Women on the Land: It’s Electric!

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Register: Click Here Workshop Fee: Workshop Cost: Sliding Scale $75-$150 ($40 Solidarity Price for refugees, immigrants, and women of color) Curious about electric work? We all know electricity is not a…

Interested in Teaching a Workshop?

If you are a farmer, gardener, or educator with a skill or passion that can be useful to farmers and food producers and are in the Central NY area, please contact us to learn more about applying to be a contractual instructor with Groundswell.