Compost Workshop and Facility Tour Event

Central New York Compost Workshop & Facility Tour – June 27 & 28, 2016

NYS Grange Headquarters, 100 Grange Place, Cortland, NY 13045

Register here  – $10/day or $18 for both days, please indicate which day(s). Lunch provided both days.

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Workshop questions: Jared Popoli, jared.popoli@cortlandswcd.org or 607-756-5991

Registration questions: Lauri Wellin, lew4@cornell.edu or 607-255-1187

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TC3 Farm Starting Ginger, Tumeric, and Seedlings – Student Post

Starting Ginger, Tumeric, and Seedlings on the TC3 Farm – By Steve

The first in a series of Sustainable Farming and Food Systems student posts for the Spring 2016 semester

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Seedling Flats in the Greenhouse at the TC3 Farm

Here at TC3 Farm we have been very busy getting ready for the planting season. In the last few weeks we have started over 5,000 seeds and planted over 1200 lettuce transplants. We also have Arugula and Mustard Greens started in one of our hoop houses. We are taking a lot of our mixed greens to Coltivare Restaurant and to The Rook Restaurant, both in downtown Ithaca. We are supplying the greens to them once a week so they can incorporate fresh local food to their menu items. These greens are what we call, cut and come again crops, which means we will get three or four harvests off each plant. This year the farm also decided to plant some ginger and some tumeric. These plants start right from the root and are in our greenhouse now, germinating and getting ready to be planted when the last frost hits.

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Planting Ginger and Tumeric

This year the farm is also doing custom seedling sales for the home gardener that does not own a greenhouse or growing lights. They supply the organic seeds they want germinated and we start the seeds in a flat seedling tray to start transplants in the greenhouse for them to plant in their gardens when it is time. Also, we have started many seedlings for a plant sale that will be taking place at Greentree Garden Supply store located on Route 13 in Ithaca, 606 Elmira Road, in front of Ithaca Brewing Company. It is on Saturdays and the dates are May 21st, May 28th, and June 4th , from 9am-2pm. Transplant sales, tours, and workshops. There are over 45 different varieties of produce and herbs being grown on the farm this year which supplies produce for the CSA program and the produce stand out in front of main campus at TC3.

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Vets Growing Berries Workshop for Farmer Veterans

Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Broome County Presents: Vets Growing Berries Saturday, April 23rd, 9am-2pm Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County 840 Upper Front St, Binghamton, NY 13905 Calling All Veterans:  Do you have an interest in growing strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or other small fruits? Maybe you’d like to start a U-pick, or sell at your … Read more

Agritourism Conference – Grow Your Farming Business

Agritourism Presents an Opportunity to Grow your Farming Business!

Don’t miss this Conference especially for farmers and rural landowners contemplating opportunities to grow their business by hosting visitors to our area.

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  • What?  Growing Agriculture and Tourism Connections. A full day conference to learn about the opportunities, benefits and challenges associated with starting or growing your own agritourism venture.
  • When?  March 8th from 8am – 4pm
  • Where?  Coltivare Restaurant in Ithaca, NY
  • Why?  You’ll hear from farmers and agritourism experts from across the Northeast to gather ideas for diversifying your business.  You’ll walk away with real-life examples, tools and materials to help in weighing agritourism options for your farm or business
  • Who?  You!  We’re inviting farmers, rural landowners and agritourism entrepreneurs from throughout central NY, interested in learning about opportunities for launching and growing customer experiences on the farm.
  • How? 

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Farm Business Planning Course – Groundswell

Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming Announces Farm Business Planning Course Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming will once again be conducting a 10-week Farm Business Planning Course, beginning in January 2016, for those interested in developing an agriculturally-related business concept by working directly with farm business instructors and a team of farmer … Read more