Archive for Farming

Organic farmers discuss environmental benefits of organic farming

May 04, 2016 No Comments

by Gabby Jorio and Mallery Rockwell Mary Newman has been pitching her Buried Treasures Organic Farm stand at the Ithaca Farmers’ Market for 8 years. This year, her stand is filled with organically grown crops including potatoes, onions, shallots and beets. She is among many organic farmers who enjoyed the first sunny weekend at the […]

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Federal grant helps create more agritourism initiatives

May 03, 2016 No Comments

by Sara Kim With more than 400 farms within 40 miles and more restaurants per capita than New York City, it is no wonder Ithaca, New York, is ranked as the sixth foodiest town in America by Bon Appétit magazine, according to an agri-culinary tourism website, Ithaca Fork.   Now, with a new grant, Tompkins […]

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Ithaca teens learn about food and business through the Teen Urban Farmers program

May 03, 2016 No Comments

by Anne Uhle Ithaca teens arrive at nonprofit space, Just Because Center directly after school on Wednesday afternoons to have a healthy snack and then set out to weed, mulch and plant. They are not getting paid. The teens work enthusiastically, growing food and other harvestables in the Teen Urban Farmers program at the Ithaca […]

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Project Growing Hope helps promote sustainable living

May 03, 2016 No Comments

by Aaron Laramee The fragrance of flowers filled the air, and the sun beat down on the damp brow of a handful of gardeners, on their hands and knees, working the soil in front of them. Joel Thomas, who has been gardening with Project Growing Hope for a year now, is one of those gardeners. […]

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An EcoVillage and its berry farm

May 03, 2016 No Comments

by Alexis Forde Healthy and natural food is something that is greatly valued by Illana Houseknecht, who is a resident of the EcoVillage in Ithaca. This type of food can be hard to obtain though due to the cost, especially if you are a single mother raising two children like Houseknecht. The Kestrel Berry Farm, […]

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Classes in Ithaca help to promote healthy eating

May 02, 2016 No Comments

By Annie Uhle and Taylor Zambrano Ellen Brown of Dancing Turtle Sprout Farm began planting sprouts because they could be planted inside and were not dependent on the weather. She discovered more than just a quick way to grow healthy food — she discovered a passion for growing that she shared with others. Brown said […]

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