Food Entrepreneurship Speaker Series at Cornell

Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm more dates through May 4, 2017

Dilmun Hill Student Farm is excited to present the Food Entrepreneurship speaker series! If you are interested in local food, business, and sustainability, then this series is for you! Join us to hear about the evolution of these enterprises and how they are influencing the local food movement in Ithaca. Each talk will be followed by a Q & A session.

Our presenters include the inspiring, local entrepreneurs behind Wide Awake Bakery, The Piggery, and Hopshire Brewing.

  • March 2: Heather Sandford, founder of The Piggery
  • April 13: Randy Lacey, founder of Hopshire Brewery
  • May 4: Speaker details forthcoming

Time for all events: 4:30-5:30 pm

Location for all events: 102 Mann Library

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Sustainable Food Systems Cartoon

About the Sustainable Food Systems Cartoon: The other day I ran into a Culinary Arts student that I had in my Introduction to the U.S. Food System class last semester. She was in the TC3 Adjunct Office dropping off a political cartoon she had drawn to her Nutrition Professor. She told me that it had been inspired partly by things we had talked about in Food Systems, so I asked to see it. The cartoon is very clever, and very well drawn. It shows a lot of the dedication she has to feeding her family healthy food. In her case, this was necessitated by a number of health problems that she and her children were experiencing that have been greatly improved by particular dietary changes. She gave me permission to present the cartoon here. Without taking away from her creativity, her political views, or her personal experience with food, I just want to make a quick disclaimer that the content of the cartoon should not be confused with the content of my class. The cartoon consists of 8 panels. Click “read more” below to see the whole thing…

Food System Cartoon


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Farming, Gardening and Food Classes in Tompkins County

Check out these Farming, Gardening, and Food Classes happening in the Spring of 2016 in Tompkins County!

Classes from CCE Tompkins County. For full details and to register, visit

Tompkins County CCEFree Cooking & Nutrition Series beginning Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Want to learn how to prepare healthy, affordable meals for your family? Come join other families while we cook and learn healthy and inexpensive meals to feed your family.

Getting Started with Vegetable Gardening on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. This class will help the beginning vegetable gardener learn how to site the garden, prepare the soil, start and transplant seeds, and how to choose and use mulch.

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