Undoing Racism in the Food System Workshop

Undoing Racism and in the Food System Workshop in Ithaca

Undoing Racism in the Food System, a signature workshop facilitated by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, will take place in Ithaca, NY April 6 – 8th.

undoing racism in the food system

Through dialogue, reflection, role-playing, strategic planning and presentations, this intensive process challenges participants to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and prepares them to be effective organizers for justice. The multiracial team of organizers/trainers includes more than 40 men and women whose anti-racist organizing expertise includes years with civil, labor and welfare rights struggles, educational, foster care, social service and health reform movements, as well as youth and grassroots community organizing. An average of 10-15 groups per month participate in The People’s Institute Undoing Racism®/Community Organizing process.

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Develop a Farm Business Plan Workshops

Develop a Farm Business Plan for Your Farm This Year With a Workshop Series from Broome County Cooperative Extension

Let’s Write Your Agricultural Business Plan
Tuesday evenings, March 7th through April 4th, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
840 Upper Front St, Binghamton, NY 13905

develop a farm business planDuring this five part series hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County and led by Laura Biasillo, Agricultural Economic Development Specialist, participants will work through the various sections of a business plan for their agricultural venture. This is applicable whether you are considering a food-based business, growing fruits or vegetables, raising livestock or starting an agri-tourism based operation. Using a set of templates created by the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture as well as the NYS Small Business Development Center, sample worksheets will lend a practical perspective and illustrate how real farm families set goals, research processing alternatives, determine potential markets, and evaluated financing options. Blank worksheets will help participants to develop a detailed, lender-ready business plan or map out strategies to take advantage of new opportunities.

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Horse-Powered Hay Making Demonstration

Curious about Draft Animal Power on a farm? Here’s a great workshop happening in August on our good friends farm, Northland Sheep Dairy. This is a two day event. Day one is a hands on mowing workshop, limited to 6 participants and costs $65. Day two is free and open to the public and will … Read more

Armed to Farm Workshop in Central NY

The Cornell Small Farms Program and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) will conduct a week-long Armed to Farm workshop at the White Eagle Lodge in Hamilton, New York this summer from August 8th through August 12th.  The program is available to military veterans in New York State who are interested in starting a … Read more

Raising Chickens Workshop for Veterans

Raising Chickens Workshop for Veterans in the Southern Tier: Calling at Veterans located in the Southern Tier (NYS):

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County will be hosting a workshop on learning the fundamentals of raising chickens in your backyard. This workshop will be a fast paced all-inclusive presentation on raising chickens. Topics that will be covered include: purchasing chicks, brooding birds, comparison of various production models, nutrition, management, processing and marketing. We also will look briefly at egg production, broiler production and turkey production. and then will host an on-farm hands-on component at a local farm to see some techniques in action.

raising chickensDate: Saturday August 6th
Time: 9am-2pm
Location: Wild Rose Farm (Owego, NY)
Cost: $15 per person, includes lunch and all materials
Click here to register: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/vetsraisingpoultry_203

Priority for spots will be given to veterans in the Southern Tier, but others are welcome to attend as space permits.

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Herb Gardening Class in Auburn, New York

HERB GARDENING CLASS AND LUNCHEON – AUBURN, NEW YORK

Saturday, May 21st – 11:30AM until 2:30PM

Price for the class & luncheon will be $25.

herb gardeningThe focus of this session is on growing and cooking with culinary herbs.  We will start in the restaurant with a light luncheon featuring some of the interesting culinary herbs we grow.  We will discuss our favorite herb varieties. You will see these herbs growing in our herb garden and we will show you how we plant and propagate them. We will discuss how to use them in some delightful summer salads, entrèes and beverages.

If you are interested in attending either of this event please call 315-252-6025 or e-mail us at lou@elderberrypond.com to register

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