2016 Earth Week Events at TC3

EARTH WEEK EVENTS at TC3 2016 – April 18th-24th

Monday, 4/18, 12:00 – 1:00, room 210; How a Carbon Fee can Save the Environment, Stop Terrorism, and Grow our Economy, by Pat Sewell – Bring your lunch!

Since the 1970’s, the U.S. has struggled with problems stemming from our dependence on oil. Foreign analysts have tracked oil’s role in destabilizing the Middle East, while at the same time, climate scientists have tracked oil’s role in destabilizing the climate. The sooner the U.S. gets off fossil fuels, the sooner we stop funding terrorists; and the sooner we save the climate. Hear more about the problems of fossil fuels, how the U.S. can wean itself off them, and how you can get involved.

Pat Sewell is a member of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national polices to address climate change. He is also an adjunct instructor of Environmental Studies at TC3.

Can You Dig This FilmTuesday, 4/19, 4pm-5:30pm, Sprole, room 204; Film Screening: Can You Dig This?

This documentary follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely urban gardeners, discovering what happens when they put their hands in the soil. CAN YOU DIG THIS is not a story of science and economics. It is a story of the human spirit, inspiring people everywhere to pick up their shovels and “plant some sh*t.” From Executive Producer, John Legend, CAN YOU DIG THIS premiered at the 2015 LA Film Festival and won its Jury Award. Take a look at the website http://canyoudigthisfilm.com/ and the trailer https://vimeo.com/129924807

“When you put beauty in a place that has none, that’s a game changer.”
– Ron Finley, the “Gangster Gardener”

Light refreshments
Co-sponsors: Sustainability Council, Environmental Studies Program, Office of Multicultural Services, Social Science Program, Sustainable Farming and Food System Program, and Sustainable Growers Garden Club

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Seeds of Change Grant – Vote for TC3 Garden Now

Vote now for a Seeds of Change grant to transform the courtyard area in the by the dining hall in the Main Building at TC3 into a food garden

dcc823b1-3bca-4f31-94ef-a659f5e9ea74As part of the Sustainable Farming and Food Systems Program, our students are asked to do a capstone project. You can see past capstone projects here. This semester, three students have elected to work together to start a Garden Club on campus, and to work on transforming the courtyard areas in the main building into places for growing food. Our students are working with the Campus Nutrition and Wellness Council to come up with a design for these areas, to clean them up, and to develop them as a space to grow food for the campus community and the Cafeteria.

They have also submitted a grant application to Seeds of Change, an organization that funds a number of community garden projects across the country.

We are asking you to Vote for Their Proposal on the Seeds of Change Website at https://www.seedsofchangegrant.com/GalleryDetail.aspx?id=2121. You may vote as often as once per day until voting ends on April 18th. Voting is very easy. Just go to the site using the link above and vote for the TC3 Courtyard Garden Project. You will simply be asked to confirm that you are not a robot. You can learn more about the proposal and the grant by clicking “read more” below.

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Groundswell Community Events and Programs

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS and PROGRAMS from GROUNDSWELL CENTER for LOCAL FOOD and FARMING
 
Groundswell’s Incubator Farm Volunteer Party / Work Day 
Saturday, April 16, 10am – 2pm
Groundswell’s Incubator Farm • 115 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca, NY 14850

It’s time to get out to the farm and get some projects done! We are calling on all of our friends, fans and fellow farmers to come on out and pitch in, learn a new skill, get a little dirty and have some fun! Help us build a hoop house and install fencing! Snacks and drinks will be provided. Sign up in advance (and attend) and you will be entered in a drawing to win a $25 Gift Certificate from Home Green Home and a Groundswell T-Shirt! Due to the nature of the work, we ask that volunteers be age 16+MORE INFORMATION • RSVP HERE • FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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Groundswell’s Spring Mixer & Plant Swap

Sunday, May 22, 2pm – 6pm
Groundswell’s Office  • 225 South Fulton Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

 Let’s celebrate Spring and the coming growing season! Join us at our office (225 South Fulton Street) for fun, food by Iron Owl Kitchen, drinks, and great music. We will even have a plant and seed swap to help get your gardens going. This is also the first meeting of our Homestead Farmer and Gardner Network.  MORE INFORMATION • RSVP HERE • FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE
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UPCOMING PROGRAMS
Grazing & Pasture Management
SESSION 1 (of 8): It’s All About the Grass
Monday, April 18, 5pm – 8pm
Tuition: $45 (or $280 for all 8 Sessions)
Understanding how soil, grass, and grazing interact to grow better animals. Wellspring Forest Farm, Mecklenberg, NY.  MORE INFORMATION • REGISTER
Groundswell Teamster TrainingDraft Animal Practicum
Sunday, April 24, 9am – 4pm
Don’s Teamster Training School, Northland Sheep Dairy, Marathon, NY
Tuition: $175
This popular one-day workshop includes hands-on practice with experienced draft animals under the supervision of knowledgeable teamsters. This class is appropriate for anyone considering getting started with draft animals, as well as those with a few years of teamster experience. No prior horse experience is necessary.  MORE INFORMATION • REGISTER
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