Welcome to Groundswell

Groundswell’s mission
is to help youth and adult learners develop the skills and knowledge they need to build sustainable local food systems. Our focus is providing hands-on, experiential learning opportunities with real working farms and food businesses in the Ithaca area. Through collaboration with area schools, colleges and universities, Groundswell offers programs of study for beginning farmers, students, community members, and professionals.

Groundswell is an initiative of the EcoVillage Center for Sustainability Education in Ithaca, NY, which is a project of the Center for Transformative Action. Visit the Groundswell website to learn more about our programs, initiatives and resources.

Wednesday, October 27

Groundswell Director to speak at Cayuga Sustainability Council tomorrow

Groundswell director Joanna Green will appear with other community food leaders at the Cayuga Sustainability Council panel tomorrow (Thursday) from 6 to 8 at the Southside Community Center! Official announcement below:

The Cayuga Sustainability Council will meet this coming Thursday from 6-8 at the Southside Community Center.

The CSC is a non-organization (eg no organizational structure, no officers, no dues, no formal membership) that meets quarterly to catch up on what's happening within the sustainability community. All projects, organizations, and sustainability-engaged folks are welcome.

From 6-7 we'll fill each other in on what's going on and coming up - and from 7-8 we're privileged to have a sterling team of leaders in the local foods movement to bring us up to date, and help us think about what we can be doing to support this key dimension in creating sustainable community.

Thursday's panel includes Joanna Green of the Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming; Kirtrina Baxter of Southside and Congo Square; Liz Karabinakis of Healthy Food for All, Ithaca Community Harvest, and Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty; Alison Fromme, founder/editor of Ithaca's Food Net blog; and Elan Shapiro, Ithaca College faculty member and catalyst for community garden mini-grants that are making a big difference in downtown neighborhoods.

Sure to be an inspiring feast for the mind - culinary feast contributions also welcome!

questions: Patricia Haines, Level Green Institute (607) 339-9472

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