Tilling Soil of the Community - Open Dialogue/Event this Tuesday 6:30pm

Liz Falk elizabethfalk at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 10:45:24 EST 2011

Tilling the Soil of Community
Community Food Security Dialog
Tuesday March 15
6:30 - 8:30 PM *note, start time is 6:30, not 7
Womens Community Building
Ithaca, NY

Mark your calendars for the Community Food Security(CFS) Dialogue :
"Tilling the Soil of Community".

History to this meeting:
Our last meeting was canceled due to a hazardous weather forecast on  
Feb. 2nd, 2011. At the  December 8th, 2010 CFS meeting 80 + community  
members attended. During the meeting  we gathered together in smaller  
groups for 45 minutes. Each group/table addressed the question " What  
would a healthy food system look like that worked for everyone?" and  
each group shared thoughts, concerns and ideas  with the larger group.  
The responses addressed most aspects of the food system from  
production to consumption and recycling ( compost). Topics included  
education, health awareness, access, land acquisition, transportation,  
school food and many more. These notes will be available on March 15th.

A local food system that is equitable is truly the food system that is  
sustainable...meeting the need for healthy food at all times for  

Please invite those you know are interested in supporting a healthy  
local food system that is equitable.
*Child care will be provided. If you will be needing childcare please  
reply by email or call 607-272-2292 ext. 157. This will help in  
planning for enough care providers and children activities.
*Light snacks and beverages will also be provided.

Tilling the Soil of Community
Community Food Security Dialog
Tuesday March 15
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Womens Community Building
Ithaca, NY

7:00        Welcome, recap of previous dialogues, meet your neighbors
7:10        Telling Our Stories. Hear from local community members  
about their personal experience of food insecurity
7:30        Small group discussion:
How do we feel about working with one another across differences?
What are some of the positive benefits of working with people who have  
very different circumstances/experiences from ours?
What are some of the challenges?
How can we support one another in working together respectfully and  
effectively to create the food system we envision?
8:10        Brief recap from each group, 1 min each
8:20        Wrap-up and next steps. Please speak with a facilitator to  
express interest in working on Food System Planning.
8:30        END Thank you everyone!

Whole Community Project-
Mission:  Ensuring that all children and adults have all the healthy  
food they need and plenty of opportunities for safe and fun physical  

E.Jemila Sequeira, MSW
Coordinator, Whole Community Project
Cornell Cooperative Extension- Tompkins
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850
Office: 607-272-2292 ext. 157
Cell: 607- 280-7482
Email: es538 at cornell.edu


On Mar 11, 2011, at 8:17 AM, Sandra Repp wrote:

> Tractor Workshop for Small Farms
> Saturday March 12, 9:00am-12:00pm
> Dryden Lawn & Recreation, 54 North Street (Route 13), Dryden
> Is there a tractor in your future?  Small farmers and rural  
> landowners who are considering purchasing a tractor or who need some  
> basic operation, maintenance, and safety practices are invited to  
> attend this workshop sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension  
> SCNY Agriculture Program. Instructors include Fred Carpenter, owner  
> of the John Deere dealership, and Dave Buck, Lansing farmer, who has  
> been actively involved in teaching tractor safety courses. The  
> dealership where this workshop will be held carries and repairs  
> smaller tractors that are suitable for small farm use.  To register,  
> call (607) 272-2292 or email mjc72 at cornell.edu.  There is a $5 fee  
> for this class payable at the door. Dress warmly, workshop is mostly  
> indoor in a heated garage.
> Garden Travel Slide Show: Botanical Travel to the Finger Lakes (and  
> Beyond)
> Saturday, March 12, 2:00-3:30pm
> at Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca  
> NY
> This slide presentation by Daniel Segal of The Plantsmen Nursery  
> will feature some of the most beautiful native species that make  
> Ithaca and surrounding areas truly a travel destination. For a fun  
> twist, we will also look at some related species from other regions,  
> and discuss some basics regarding relationships between these plants  
> and our own. A light dose of plant geography and ecology with a  
> heavy dose of pretty plant slides.  Refreshments and time to  
> socialize will follow the talk.  Free and open to the public but a  
> $3 suggested donation helps support the Horticulture Program.   
> Please call (607) 272-2292 for more information.
> G4H / Garden Educator Training
> (4) Mondays March 14 & 28, & April 11, 6:00-9:00pm, Saturday April 2  
> 10:00am-4:00pm
> Must attend all 4 sessions.
> A FREE 15-hour training to create more garden educators in our  
> community, with the Gardens 4 Humanity program.  This 'garden based  
> learning' training covers topics including gardening basics,  
> effectively teaching kids and adults in and out of the classroom  
> setting, and garden and food related activities. Registration  
> required. Application available online at www.ccetompkins.org/g4h or  
> for pick-up at CCE-Tompkins and GIAC. For questions please contact  
> Liz Falk erf59 at cornell.edu.
> Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
> Saturday March 19 OR 26, 9:00am-12:00pm
> Reisinger's Apple Country Orchards, 2750 Apple Lane, Watkins Glen  
> 14891
> This fun, educational workshop is ideal for those that are new to  
> fruit growing as well as the seasoned fruit grower. Instructor Rick  
> Reisinger will demonstrate pruning techniques on apples, stone  
> fruits, nuts and berries throughout his family orchard. Other topics  
> to be covered include grafting and apple tree and renovating an  
> older tree to improve fruit production. This is an outdoor  
> demonstration; participants should dress for the weather. Cider and  
> donuts will be provided. $15/person or $25/couple  Preregistration  
> is required by March 4, 2011 for admission to either workshop.  Call  
> Schuyler County CCE to register at 607-535-7161.
> Community Beautification Volunteer Training
> (2) Tuesdays, March 22 & 29, 6:00-8:30 pm
> at Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca  
> NY
> The Beautification Brigade takes care of public flower plantings in  
> Ithaca. Have fun, learn gardening techniques, and keep Ithaca  
> gorgeous.  Free dinner provided at the trainings.  Free and open to  
> anyone who wishes to volunteer with the program.  Email Dan Klein at dek22 at cornell.edu 
> , or call (607) 272-2292, for more information or a volunteer  
> application.
> Learn to Prune Trees & Shrubs
> (3) Mondays, April 4, 11 & 18, 7:00-8:30pm
> at Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca  
> NY
> Each spring, CCE-Tompkins offers a training series for individuals  
> who wish to volunteer with the Citizen Pruner Program and for  
> members of the general public. Three workshops will be offered this  
> year:
> ·         (4/4) Trees for Challenging Sites, with Dr. Nina Bassuk of  
> Cornell's Urban Horticulture Institute
> ·         (4/11) Training Young Trees, Pruning Older Trees, and  
> Tools of the Trade, with City Forestry Technician Jeanne Grace and  
> arborist Keith Vanderhye.
> ·         (4/18) Pruning Shrubs, with Monika Roth, Agriculture  
> Extension Educator at CCE-Tompkins.
> Take one or all: classes are $5/each for the general public and FREE  
> to volunteers! Join the Citizen Pruner Program! Citizen Pruner  
> volunteers prune trees and shrubs on streets and in parks throughout  
> the City of Ithaca.  Volunteer once a week or when available, from  
> May through October.  Training dates are held at the CCE-Tompkins  
> Education Center.  For more information, contact Monika Roth at  
> (607) 272-2292 or mr55 at cornell.edu.
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