Workshops

Groundswell offers hands-on experiential education in agriculture for anyone interested in learning more about farming and the local food system in the Finger Lakes region. We have designed courses that are appropriate for people at all levels, from just starting out, to those who have been farming for as many as 10 years or more.

2017 Upcoming Workshops


Scything: Prepare to Mow – Sharpening & Peening • CANCELED
Instructor: Jeromy Biazzo
Date: Saturday, May 20th •  9am-2pm
Location: Groundswell’s Incubator Farm
Fee: $30 (+ $65 matierals fee). View details


 

Farm Tour: Spring Meadows Farm with a Focus on Oxen Handling
Facilitators: Kate Cardona, Andy Lyon
Date: Saturday, June 10 • 10am-12:30pm
Location: Spring Meadows Farm
Fee: $10. View details

 

Field Tour: The Woody Perennials That Support Wild Pollinators
Facilitators: Kate Cardona, Kass Urban-Mead
Date: Wednesday, June 14 • 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: TBD
Fee: $10. View details

 

Scything: Make a Scythe & Learn to Mow • REGISTER 
Instructor: Jeromy Biazzo
Date: Saturday, July 8th • 9am-2pm
Location: Groundswell’s Incubator Farm
Fee: $50 (+ $90 materials fee). View details

 

2017 Past Workshops

Grafting & Pruning • REGISTER
Instructors: Greg Rothman & Dustin Underwood
Date: Saturday, February 18th • Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Indian Creek Farm
Fee: $40. View details


Farming 101 • REGISTER
Instructor: Monika Roth & regional farmers
Date: Saturday, March 11 • Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Chemung County Fairgrounds
Fee: $15-$25. View details


Farming 101 • REGISTER
Instructor: Monika Roth & regional farmers
Date: Saturday, March 18 • Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: CCE – Tioga
Fee: $15-$25. View details


Groundswell’s New Farmer Training Programs are supported in part by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program under grant #11674923.