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.

Monday, March 18

We're now on Ithaca Community Radio!

Thanks to Groundswell Steering Committee Member Sharon Clarke, you can now tune into the Groundswell Local Food & Farming Radio Show on Ithaca Community Radio every third Friday of the month from 7 - 8 AM. The show is part of The Morning Show's Sustainability & Environment segment which will run from 7AM-8AM every Friday.

Our first show was March 15, and featured guest speaker Elizabeth Henderson of the Agricultural Justice Project, along with Todd McLane, Farm Manager at Westhaven Farm and Joanna Green, Director of Groundswell. We talked about Groundswell's history and mission and announced the 2013 Sustainable Farming Certificate Program beginning in May.

Ithaca Community Radio is now WRFI, 88.1, Radio for the People by the People, covering Ithaca and Watkins Glen.

Their new name reflects the fact that they are serving communities beyond Ithaca. They cover much of Tompkins and Schuyler Counties.

Again, Groundswell will be featured the third Friday of each month.  So, please tune in for the latest in Local Food and Farming.


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  2. Will these segments be archived anywhere for streaming on demand? I'd definitely seek them out.