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.

Grow Your Farm Business Course: Why Equity Needs To Be The Foundation of Your Farm Business

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Instructors: Alexas Esposito, Natalie Hughes Agri-culture is based on the relationship between humans and the land, focusing on the way in which land is cultivated to provide sustenance for a community.…

Grow Your Farm Business Course: Farmer Panel

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Join 4 local farmers representing a variety of farm businesses as they discuss their business start-ups, lessons learned, marketing strategies, and more. Farmers TBA depending on student interests. The Grow…

Grow Your Farm Business Course: DIY Marketing: Marketing Channels & Social Media

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Instructors: Amanda David, Heather Sandford Drawing from their own experiences, Amanda David and Heather Sandford, will talk about their marketing techniques. How does a reluctant social media user create free…

Workshop Cancellation Policy:

  • If Groundswell Center needs to cancel a workshop for any reason, all registrants will be reimbursed within 14 days of the workshop date.
  • If you need to cancel your registration, you must cancel within 48 hours of the workshop start time in order to receive a full refund.
  • If you need to cancel less than 48 hours before the workshop, we are not able to offer a refund, as our decision to run our programs depends on how many students have signed up.

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.