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.

Sunday, August 17

2015 Applications now open for the Groundswell Incubator Farm

Mo Myint trellises cucumbers on his father's plot at the Incubator Farm.
We're now accepting applications for the 2015 season at the Groundswell Incubator Farm, located in the Town of Ithaca, at EcoVillage. The mission of the Incubator Program is to provide access to land, infrastructure, and short-term enterprise incubation for diverse beginning farmers. 

If you or someone you know is interested in applying to Incubator Program, please contact Groundswell Staff as early as possible to get the conversation started. Our Incubator Coordinator, Devon Van Noble, can be reached at devon@groundswellcenter.org or (607)319-5095.

To be considered for early-decisions, application materials are due by November 21st, however applications will continue to be accepted until February 1st, 2015.

At the Farm, you can rent a quarter-acre plot that comes equipped with drip irrigation, tools and equipment including a walk-behind tractor, storage shed, 8-foot deer fence, and a hoophouse. Incubator Farmers also receive one-on-one mentoring from experienced farmers, and participate in a variety of training workshops, Groundswell’s Farm Business Planning Course, and the Finger Lakes CRAFT network.

To learn more about what to expect from the Incubator Program and to download the application materials, CLICK HERE.

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