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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Radical Mycology and Mushroom Production on the TC3 Farm

Radical Mycology on the TC3 Farm and Upcoming Free Webinar
We have a lot of students that are interested in Mycology. In fact, you can see two capstone projects that our young mushroom lovers did at: http://tc3farm.com/index.php/2016/03/08/growing-gourmet-mushrooms-indoors-using-arduino/ and http://tc3farm.com/index.php/2016/02/05/sustainable-indoor-mushroom-cultivation-capstone/. Because of this interest, and because of the central role of fungi in soil health, plant health, and agroecology, we necessarily incorporate Mycology into our curriculum in a number of different places. The TC3 Farm is also ramping up its Shiitake log production this spring, and we will be doing a Shiitake production workshop on the Farm in a couple of months (stay tuned!). In fact, we see Mycology as central to everything we do on the farm.
 
Radical MycologyThe importance of Mycology within the food system goes beyond the potential role that mushrooms can play as a specialty cash crop in providing a healthy and delicious delicacy to restaurants and other customers. Mycology also has the potential to address some of the biggest and most pressing problems faced by the food system and the planet. This is where the idea of Radical Mycology comes in. According to it’s founders, “Radical Mycology is a grassroots movement and social philosophy based on accessibly teaching the importance of working with mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological resilience”. If you are interested in learning more about Radical Myclology, you can visit the website, or you can participate in a free upcoming webinar on fungal ecology and mushroom cultivation from the founder and author of the book Radical Mycology. Click “Read More” to learn more, including how to register.

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Internships with Ithaca Children’s Garden

Spring and Summer Internships with Ithaca Children’s Garden. Application Deadline Extended to March 9th!
 Ithaca Children's Garden

 

 If you’re looking for an extraordinary internship experience that will knock your resume out of the park, and help you see the world in a new way, apply now to join the ICG team.
  • Educator/Playworker
  • Horticulture
  • Environmental Educator
  • Garden Educator
  • Food Systems, Cooking, & Nutrition Educator
  • Teen Urban Farmers Mentor
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Non-profit Administration
All positions pay $10-12/hr, and are 25-40 hrs/wk.
Federal Work Study eligible students are strongly encouraged to apply.

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TC3 Farm Solar Project Now Up and Running

The TC3 Farm solar project is now up and running. This is the last of our many major infrastructure projects over the past couple of years. Sustainability has always been a central part of the farm vision, and the TC3 Farm solar project is another important step in that direction. Below you can see the picture of our arrays behind the barn and greenhouses.

TC3 Farm Solar Project

The TC3 Farm solar project consists of a total of 231 panels on 4 arrays. It sits directly behind the barn, greenhouses and hoophouse at 100 Cortland Rd. in Dryden, NY. The panels provide power to offset energy used in the farmhouse, in the greenhouses, and in the barn. The TC3 Farm solar project is a compliment to the 10 acre, 8,676 solar panel project on Tc3’s main campus, which was completed in 2015. The main campus array is expected to offset over 90% of the institution’s energy needs.

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