Sandra J. Repp | 30 Mar 21:42 2015
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4/9: Landscape Design I at CCE-Tompkins

New! You can register online for this class!



Landscape Design I
Thursday April 9, 6:30-8:30 pm
<at> CCE-Tompkins, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca

In this class participants, will learn site assessment techniques as well as design concepts like garden rooms, themed gardens, hardscaping as garden ‘bones’, wild-life friendly gardens, and how to add fall and winter interest. Whether your yard is a blank slate that you are designing from scratch, or an established garden that lacks pizazz, there are some simple design techniques that can really make your gardens shine while reducing maintenance tasks. The class will include time outside looking at the CCE gardens so please dress for the weather! Cost: $6-$10 self-determined sliding scale.

See more information and register online at
http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/04/09/landscape-design-part-i
or call 272-2292 to register by phone.

Advance registration is strongly recommended so that we have contact information on file in case of cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Chrys Gardener
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850
(607)272-2292, extension 241
www.ccetompkins.org

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<p><span>New! You can register online for this class!</span></p>
<p><br></p>
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<p>Landscape Design I<br>Thursday April 9, 6:30-8:30 pm<br> <at>  CCE-Tompkins, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca<br><br>
In this class participants, will learn site assessment techniques as well as design concepts like garden rooms, themed gardens, hardscaping as garden &lsquo;bones&rsquo;, wild-life friendly gardens, and how to add fall and winter interest. Whether your yard is a blank
 slate that you are designing from scratch, or an established garden that lacks pizazz, there are some simple design techniques that can really make your gardens shine while reducing maintenance tasks. The class will include time outside looking at the CCE
 gardens so please dress for the weather! Cost: $6-$10 self-determined sliding scale.
<br><br>
See more information and register online at<br>
http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/04/09/landscape-design-part-i<br>
or call 272-2292 to register by phone.<br><br>
Advance registration is strongly recommended so that we have contact information on file in case of cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.<br><br>
Chrys Gardener<br>
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator<br>
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County<br>
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850<br>
(607)272-2292, extension 241<br>
www.ccetompkins.org<br></p>
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Michael Burns | 30 Mar 18:05 2015

Permaculture Film’s Ithaca Premier Features Local Author & Farmers, April 9th

April 9th, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Cinemapolis
120 E. Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

GET YOUR TICKETS ONLINE: http://8137.formovietickets.com/T.ASP?WCI=BT&Page=PickTickets&SHOWID=10932

WATCH "INHABIT" FILM TRAILER: http://fingerlakespermaculture.org/?p=3495

Ten years ago in the Northeast one could barely find a permaculture class, much less a site that
demonstrated permaculture principles and techniques in action. Today there is a very different story
emerging, and examples abound of permaculture applied to farms, gardens, urban environments, social
systems, and more.

In 2013, filmmakers Costa Boutsikaris and Emmett Brennan took a journey around the northeast and midwest
U.S. and combined their eye for beauty with their passionate interest in permaculture to create a feature
length documentary: INHABIT.

The film presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people translating the diversity of
permaculture expressions into a message easily understood by an equally diverse audience. To those
familiar with permaculture, it will be a call to action and a glimpse into what’s possible; what kind of
projects and solutions are already underway. For those unfamiliar, it will be an introduction to a new way
of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will be a reminder that humans are capable of
being planetary healing forces.

INHABIT will be screening at the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) in Ithaca, New York on
Thursday, April 9th. The FLEFF Festival embraces and interrogates sustainability across all of its
forms: economic, social, ecological, political, cultural, technological, and aesthetic. This year
their theme is HABITATS. “Environments inhabited by animals, plants, organisms, minerals, fungi,
bacteria. Terrains, waters, atmospheres defined by layers, relationships, and complexities
surrounding the human and the nonhuman. Ecological systems offering sustenance and life.”

The event is co-sponsored by the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (FLPCI) and includes a segment with
their cofounder Steve Gabriel, who maintains Wellspring Forest Farm alongside his wife Elizabeth in
Mecklenburg NY, where they produce maple syrup, mushrooms, and raise ducks and sheep, while seeking to
restore the landscape to a healthy state. Steve--along with Ken Mudge of Cornell University--is also the
author of  "Farming the Woods" a book recently published by Chelsea Green Press. After the film, join them
along with Director Costa Boutsikaris and FLPCI Board Member Becky Sims for a post film discussion about
permaculture and related projects and events in the Finger Lakes Region.

PUT YOUR LOCAL PROJECT IN OUR 
FINGER LAKES PERMACULTURE DIRECTORY: http://fingerlakespermaculture.org/?p=3495

FACEBOOK EVENT LISTING: https://www.facebook.com/events/736565323117983/

WELLSPRING FOREST FARM: http://wellspringforestfarm.blogspot.com/

Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF): http://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/

Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (FLPCI): http://fingerlakespermaculture.org

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Sandra J. Repp | 26 Mar 17:30 2015
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TONIGHT! 3/26: "Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens," 6:30-8:30pm at CCE-Tompkins

Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens
Thursday, March 26, 6:30-8:30pm

<at> Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca

Water-wise gardeners capture rain and keep it safely on the property with rain barrels and rain gardens. These systems help sustain plants during short droughts, save money on water bills, and reduce stress on public water systems. For people with private wells, rain gardens are a simple but attractive way to recharge ground water.   Please call (607) 272-2292 to pre-register so we can make sufficient handouts. Cost: $5-$10/person self-determined sliding scale.  Questions? Contact Pat Curran at pc21-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org.  See also: http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/03/26/rain-barrels-and-rain-gardens

 

 

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Thursday, March 26, 6:30-8:30pm<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"> <at>  Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca<br><br>Water-wise gardeners capture rain and keep it safely on the property with rain barrels and rain gardens. These systems help sustain plants during short droughts, save money on water bills, and reduce stress on public water systems. For people with private
 wells, rain gardens are a simple but attractive way to recharge ground water.&nbsp;&nbsp; Please call (607) 272-2292 to pre-register so we can make sufficient handouts. Cost: $5-$10/person self-determined sliding scale.&nbsp; Questions? Contact Pat Curran at
<a href="mailto:pc21@...">pc21@...</a>.&nbsp; See also: <a href="http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/03/26/rain-barrels-and-rain-gardens">
http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/03/26/rain-barrels-and-rain-gardens</a><p></p></p>
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Chrys B. Gardener | 25 Mar 14:26 2015
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FW: 3/28: "Spring into Gardening: A Day of Gardening Workshops!" at CCE-Tompkins

 

Spring into Gardening: A Day of Gardening Workshops!
Saturday March 28, 9:00am-4:30pm

at CCE Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca

 

Choose from nine different gardening workshops in one day and get growing this spring! Sign up for just one or two, or stay for the whole day and attend four different workshops at a reduced price.

Cost: $8 per class or a reduced price of $25/4 classes. Space is limited! Download a brochure and registration form at http://ccetompkins.org/gardening/garden-events/spring-into-gardening and send it in with payment, or call our reception desk at 272-2292 to register and pay with a VISA/MasterCard. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Workshop Schedule and Descriptions

9:00 am – 10:30 am

  • Tool Sharpening Clinic:  Properly sharpened pruners and handsaws make pruning tasks much easier and healthier for plants. Bring your dull loppers, hand pruners and pruning saws to this hands-on workshop led by local landscaper Bill Carini to learn how to maintain and sharpen these tools properly.

  • Identifying and Managing Late Blight:  Late blight is a serious plant disease that affects tomato and potato plants, especially in wetter summers. Master Gardener Tracy McLellan will show you how to identify the early stages of late blight on plants and give tips for managing the disease so you can still get a decent harvest.

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

  • Gardening with Children:  Kids have unbounded curiosity and wild enthusiasm about starting a garden. Join Yamila Fournier, the Ithaca Children's Garden's Facility Manager, to learn how to set your littlest green thumbs up for success. We'll cover choosing child-friendly varieties, planning a garden for continuous bloom, and some fun experiments to learn what's happening underground and inside those plants.

  • Freezing Your Garden Fruits and Vegetables:  Learn how to preserve your garden harvest to feed your family throughout the winter. Carole Fisher, CCE Consumer/Food Safety Educator, will demonstrate techniques on freezing fruits and vegetables to get the best results. You'll learn tips on blanching, packaging, and how to avoid freezingerrors, as well as an introduction to dehydrating your fruits and vegetables.

  • Familiar and Uncommon Annual Flowers:  Perhaps you have seen the beautiful flower plantings around the City of Ithaca and wondered what some of these plants are and how to grow them. Martha Gioumousis, Community Beautification Coordinator, has years of experience beautifying challenging locations and will show the best annual flowers to grow in both sunny and shady locations. Also covered will be tropical annuals, such as cannas and caladiums, that are grown from tubers.

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm-----LUNCH BREAK-----

Bring a brown bag lunch to eat at CCE and network with other gardeners, or go out to a nearby café for lunch. 

 

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

  • Unusual Fruits and Perennial Vegetables for the Ithaca Area:  Sean Dembrosky, owner of Edible Acres in Trumansburg, will talk about less-common fruits such as paw-paw, persimmon, hardy kiwi , currant and jostaberry, and perennial vegetables such as cardoon, sea kale, skirret and air potato. Sean will also lead a hands-on demonstration on propagating edible perennial plants from cuttings.Participants will be able to take home cuttings from these plants for their own gardens.

  • Compost Techniques for Every Lifestyle:  The Master Composters of Tompkins County will give a tour of the compost demonstration site and talk about the pros and cons of various compost bin styles, both purchased and homemade. There will be a demonstration of how to effectively use many of the bins. Vermicomposting, or composting with worms, will also be covered briefly.

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Beginner Gardening for Butterflies and Bees:  These friendly pollinating insects need food sources for both larvae and adults. Pat Curran, Master Gardener Program Coordinator, will show you how to diversify your plantings to encourage pollinators to ‘set up house’ in your garden instead of being transient visitors.

  • Growing Staple Crops in the Home Garden:  Learn how to grow staple crops that can feed you long into the winter months, such as pinto and black beans, soup peas, and flint corn for grinding into cornmeal. Chrys Gardener, Community Horticulture Educator, will show you how to grow garden crops that take up more space but are generally easier to maintain than traditional vegetables and are well-suited to growing in large backyards or a community garden plot.

For more information, visit:  http://ccetompkins.org/gardening/garden-events/spring-into-gardening or direct your questions to:

 

Chrys Gardener
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850
(607) 272-2292, extension 241
www.ccetompkins.org

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span class="rphighlightallclass"><span>Spring into Gardening: A Day of Gardening Workshops!</span></span><span><br><span class="rphighlightallclass">Saturday March 28, 9:00am-4:30pm</span></span><span><br><span class="rphighlightallclass">at CCE Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca</span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p><span>Choose from nine different gardening workshops in one day and get growing this spring! Sign up for just one or two, or stay for the whole day and attend four different
 workshops at a reduced price. <p></p></span></p>
<p><span>Cost: $8 per class or a reduced price of $25/4 classes.</span><span> Space is limited! Download a brochure
 and registration form at <a href="http://ccetompkins.org/gardening/garden-events/spring-into-gardening" target="_blank" title="Ctrl+Click or tap to follow the link">
http://ccetompkins.org/gardening/garden-events/spring-into-gardening</a> and send it in with payment, or call our reception desk at 272-2292 to register and pay with a VISA/MasterCard.</span><span>
</span><span>Walk-ins are also welcome.
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<span>Workshop Schedule and Descriptions</span><span><p></p></span>
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<p><span>9:00 am &ndash; 10:30 am</span><span><p></p></span></p>
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<span>Tool Sharpening Clinic</span><span>:&nbsp; Properly sharpened pruners and handsaws make pruning tasks much easier and healthier for plants. Bring your dull
 loppers, hand pruners and pruning saws to this hands-on workshop led by local 
<span>landscaper Bill Carini</span> to learn how to maintain and sharpen these tools properly.<p></p></span>
</li>
<li class="MsoNormal">
<span>Identifying and Managing Late Blight:&nbsp;
</span><span>Late blight is a serious plant disease that affects tomato and potato plants, especially in wetter summers.
<span>Master Gardener Tracy McLellan</span> will show you how to identify the early stages of late blight on plants and give tips for managing the disease so you can still get a
 decent harvest. <p></p></span>
</li>
</ul>
<p><span>10:45 am &ndash; 12:15 pm</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<ul type="disc">
<li class="MsoNormal">
<span>Gardening with Children:</span><span>&nbsp; Kids have unbounded curiosity and wild enthusiasm about starting a garden. Join
<span>Yamila Fournier, the Ithaca Children's Garden's Facility Manager</span>, to learn how to set your littlest green thumbs up for success. We'll cover choosing child-friendly
 varieties, planning a garden for continuous bloom, and some fun experiments to learn what's happening underground and inside those plants.<p></p></span>
</li>
<li class="MsoNormal">
<span>Freezing Your Garden Fruits and Vegetables</span><span>:&nbsp; Learn how to preserve your garden harvest to feed your family throughout the winter.
<span>Carole Fisher, CCE Consumer/Food Safety Educator</span>, will demonstrate techniques on freezing fruits and vegetables to get the best results. You'll learn tips on blanching,
 packaging, and how to avoid freezingerrors, as well as an introduction to dehydrating your fruits and vegetables.<p></p></span>
</li>
<li class="MsoNormal">
<span>Familiar and Uncommon Annual Flowers:</span><span>&nbsp; Perhaps you have seen the beautiful flower plantings around the City of Ithaca and wondered what
 some of these plants are and how to grow them. <span>Martha Gioumousis, Community Beautification Coordinator</span><span>,
</span>has years of experience beautifying challenging locations and will show the best annual flowers to grow in both sunny and shady locations. Also covered will be tropical annuals, such as cannas and caladiums, that are grown from tubers.
<p></p></span>
</li>
</ul>
<p><span>12:15 pm &ndash; 1:15 pm</span><span>-----<span>LUNCH
 BREAK-----</span></span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p><span>Bring a brown bag lunch to eat at CCE and network with other gardeners, or go out to a nearby caf&eacute; for lunch.&nbsp;<p></p></span></p>
<p><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p><span>1:15 pm - 2:45 pm</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<ul type="disc">
<li class="MsoNormal">
<span>Unusual Fruits and Perennial Vegetables for the Ithaca Area:&nbsp;
</span><span>Sean Dembrosky, owner of Edible Acres</span><span> in Trumansburg, will talk about less-common fruits such as paw-paw,
 persimmon, hardy kiwi , currant and jostaberry, and perennial vegetables such as cardoon, sea kale, skirret and air potato. Sean will also lead a hands-on demonstration on propagating edible perennial plants from cuttings.Participants will be able to take
 home cuttings from these plants for their own gardens. <p></p></span>
</li>
<li class="MsoNormal">
<span>Compost Techniques for Every Lifestyle:</span><span>&nbsp; The
<span>Master Composters of Tompkins County</span> will give a tour of the compost demonstration site and talk about the pros and cons of various compost bin styles, both purchased
 and homemade. There will be a demonstration of how to effectively use many of the bins. Vermicomposting, or composting with worms, will also be covered briefly.
<p></p></span>
</li>
</ul>
<p><span>3:00 pm &ndash; 4:30 pm</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<ul type="disc">
<li class="MsoNormal">
<span>Beginner Gardening for Butterflies and Bees:&nbsp;
</span><span>These friendly pollinating insects need food sources for both larvae and adults.
<span>Pat Curran, Master Gardener Program Coordinator,</span><span>
</span>will show you how to diversify your plantings to encourage pollinators to &lsquo;set up house&rsquo; in your garden instead of being transient visitors.
<p></p></span>
</li>
<li class="MsoNormal">
<span>Growing Staple Crops in the Home Garden:</span><span>&nbsp; Learn how to grow staple crops that can feed you long into the winter months, such as pinto and
 black beans, soup peas, and flint corn for grinding into cornmeal. <span>Chrys Gardener, Community Horticulture Educator,</span><span>
</span>will show you how to grow garden crops that take up more space but are generally easier to maintain than traditional vegetables and are well-suited to growing in large backyards or a community garden plot.
<p></p></span>
</li>
</ul>
<p class="xmsonormal"><span>For
</span><span>m<span>ore
</span>i<span>nformation, visit:&nbsp;<a href="http://ccetompkins.org/gardening/garden-events/spring-into-gardening" target="_blank"> http://ccetompkins.org/gardening/garden-events/spring-into-gardening</a> or direct your questions
 to: <p></p></span></span></p>
<p class="xmsonormal"><span>&nbsp;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="xmsonormal">
<span>Chrys Gardener<br>
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator<br>
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County<br><span class="contextualextensionhighlight">615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY</span> 14850<br>
(607) 272-2292, extension 241<br><a href="http://www.ccetompkins.org" target="_blank">www.ccetompkins.org</a><p></p></span></p>
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Steve Gabriel | 22 Mar 21:34 2015

Learn to farm the woods, upcoming ithaca events

FARMING THE WOODS
 a book by local authors Ken Mudge & Steve Gabriel

Many of the daily indulgences we take for granted, such as coffee, chocolate, and many tropical fruits, all originate in forest ecosystems. But few know that such abundance is also available in the cool temperate forests of North America. A new book, Farming the Woods, covers in detail how to cultivate, harvest, and market high-value non-timber forest crops such as American ginseng, shiitake mushrooms, ramps (wild leeks), maple syrup, fruit and nut trees, ornamentals, and more. Learn more at upcoming events in Ithaca:



Thursday, March 26, 2015

Durland Alternatives Library
127 Anabel Taylor Hall
Cornell University

2 – 4 pm, FREE and open to public

Steve Gabriel will be giving a short presentation followed by discussion at the Durland Alternatives Library. This event is taking place Thursday, March 26th at 2pm. This is part of a weekly event series called The Alternatives Cafe–connecting library materials to local interests. The cafe is a weekly opportunity for discussion, collaboration, and education. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments are available.

http://www.alternativeslibrary.org/2015/03/09/farming-the-woods-presentation-by-steve-gabriel/



Thursday, April 9, 2015

INHABIT: A PERMACULTURE PERSPECTIVE
7:05 PM at Cinemapolis
part of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival

Inhabit (Costa Boutsikaris and Emmett Brennan, USA, 90 min.) A feature length documentary introducing permaculture. It presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience. For those familiar, it will be a call to action and a glimpse into what’s possible – what kind of projects and solutions are already underway. For those unfamiliar, it will be an introduction to a new way of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing forces.(Steve & Eizabeth Gabriel's Wellspring Forest Farm is featured).

Get tickets now - this will likely sell out!

Post screening discussion will include local permaculture practitioners and showcase upcoming events.

TRAILER:
 https://vimeo.com/93538443

TICKETS:
Buy a ticket: http://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/Films2015/?item=8210



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mann Library, Stern Seminar Room 160
Cornell University

4:00  – 5:00 pm, FREE and open to public

Would you like to learn how to cultivate, harvest, and market high-value non-timber forest crops such as American ginseng, shiitake mushrooms, ramps (wild leeks), maple syrup, fruit and nut trees, ornamentals, and more?  

Join us for a Chats in the Stacks book talk with Steve Gabriel, author of Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests (Chelsea Green Publishing, September 23, 2014). Coauthor of the book is Ken Mudge, associate professor in Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Gabriel is extension program aide for the college (Cornell Small Farms Program).

Buffalo Street Books will offer books for purchase and signing, and light refreshments served.

http://events.cornell.edu/event/Farming_the_Woods



Learn more about the book at www.farmingthewoods.com

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  <span>FARMING THE WOODS<br>
&nbsp;a book by local authors Ken Mudge &amp; Steve Gabriel<br><br>
Many of the daily indulgences we take for granted, such as coffee, 
chocolate, and many tropical fruits, all originate in forest ecosystems.
 But few know that such abundance is also available in the cool 
temperate forests of North America. A new book, <span>Farming the Woods</span>, covers in detail how to cultivate, 
harvest, and market high-value non-timber forest crops such as American 
ginseng, shiitake mushrooms, ramps (wild leeks), maple syrup, fruit and 
nut trees, ornamentals, and more. Learn more at upcoming events in 
Ithaca: <br><br><br><br><span __postbox-detected-content="__postbox-detected-date" class="__postbox-detected-content __postbox-detected-date">Thursday, 
March 26, 2015</span><br><br>
Durland Alternatives Library<br>
127 Anabel Taylor Hall<br>
Cornell University<br><br>
2 &ndash; <span __postbox-detected-content="__postbox-detected-date" class="__postbox-detected-content __postbox-detected-date">4 pm,</span> 
FREE and open to public<br><br>
Steve Gabriel will be giving a short presentation followed by discussion
 at the Durland Alternatives Library. This event is taking place 
<span __postbox-detected-content="__postbox-detected-date" class="__postbox-detected-content __postbox-detected-date">Thursday, <span __postbox-detected-content="__postbox-detected-date" class="__postbox-detected-content __postbox-detected-date">March 26th</span></span><span __postbox-detected-content="__postbox-detected-date" class="__postbox-detected-content __postbox-detected-date"> at 2pm.</span>
 This is part of a weekly event series 
called The Alternatives Cafe&ndash;connecting library materials to local 
interests. The cafe is a weekly opportunity for discussion, 
collaboration, and education. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments are 
available.<br><br><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.alternativeslibrary.org/2015/03/09/farming-the-woods-presentation-by-steve-gabriel/">http://www.alternativeslibrary.org/2015/03/09/farming-the-woods-presentation-by-steve-gabriel/</a><br><br><br><br><span __postbox-detected-content="__postbox-detected-date" class="__postbox-detected-content __postbox-detected-date">Thursday, 
April 9, 2015</span><br><br>
INHABIT: A PERMACULTURE PERSPECTIVE<br><span __postbox-detected-content="__postbox-detected-date" class="__postbox-detected-content __postbox-detected-date">7:05 PM</span>
 at Cinemapolis<br>
part of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival<br><br>
Inhabit (Costa Boutsikaris and Emmett Brennan, USA, 90 min.) A feature 
length documentary introducing permaculture. It presents a vast array of
 projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of 
permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse
 audience. For those familiar, it will be a call to action and a glimpse
 into what&rsquo;s possible &ndash; what kind of projects and solutions are already 
underway.&nbsp;For those unfamiliar, it will be an introduction to a new way 
of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will 
be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing 
forces.(Steve &amp; Eizabeth Gabriel's Wellspring Forest Farm is 
featured).<br><br>
Get tickets now - this will likely sell out!<br><br>
Post screening discussion will include local permaculture practitioners 
and showcase upcoming events.<br><br>
TRAILER:<br>
&nbsp;<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://vimeo.com/93538443">https://vimeo.com/93538443</a><br><br>
TICKETS:<br>
Buy a ticket: <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/Films2015/?item=8210">http://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/Films2015/?item=8210</a><br><br><br><br><span __postbox-detected-content="__postbox-detected-date" class="__postbox-detected-content __postbox-detected-date">Wednesday, 
April 22, 2015</span><br><br>
Mann Library, Stern Seminar Room 160<br>
Cornell University<br><br><span __postbox-detected-content="__postbox-detected-date" class="__postbox-detected-content __postbox-detected-date">4:00</span>&nbsp; &ndash;
 <span __postbox-detected-content="__postbox-detected-date" class="__postbox-detected-content __postbox-detected-date">5:00 pm,</span>
 FREE and open to public<br><br>
Would you like to learn how to cultivate, harvest, and market high-value
 non-timber forest crops such as American ginseng, shiitake mushrooms, 
ramps (wild leeks), maple syrup, fruit and nut trees, ornamentals, and 
more? &nbsp;<br><br>
Join us for a&nbsp;Chats in the Stacks&nbsp;book talk with Steve Gabriel, author 
of&nbsp;Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing 
Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests (Chelsea Green Publishing, 
<span __postbox-detected-content="__postbox-detected-date" class="__postbox-detected-content __postbox-detected-date">September 23, 2014).</span> Coauthor of the book is Ken Mudge, 
associate 
professor in Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agriculture 
and Life Sciences. Gabriel is extension program aide for the college 
(Cornell Small Farms Program).<br><br>
Buffalo Street Books will offer books for purchase and signing, and 
light refreshments served. <br><br><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://events.cornell.edu/event/Farming_the_Woods">http://events.cornell.edu/event/Farming_the_Woods</a><br><br><br><br>
Learn more about the book at <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="http://www.farmingthewoods.com">www.farmingthewoods.com</a> <br></span><br><div class="moz-signature">-- <br><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="http://www.FingerLakesPermaculture.org">www.FingerLakesPermaculture.org</a><br>

607.527.0607<br><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:steve@...">steve@...</a><br><br>
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Michael Burns | 20 Mar 21:21 2015
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Permaculture Intern(s) Sought in NY’s Finger Lakes Region


Would you like to learn and work on a young and growing woodland farm? We invite you to experience and assist Cayuta Sun Farm's development. 


In the upcoming year stacks of shiitake mushroom logs, flocks of chicken, a small herd of pigs, and numerous gardens will require committed care and attention. Additionally, we are busy with design and construction projects, landscape assessment, brush clearing, pasture-management, plantings, cultivation and the unexpected challenges of building a farm. Twice during summer the farm will host educational events with the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute. All these tasks need competent help. 


This work can be an opportunity for the right person(s) who wish to augment their permaculture studies with hands-on work. We are lucky to be located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York in a community that values and encourages small, innovative, and sustainable farms. We love our thriving local scene of permaculture practitioners; if you are a hard-working and thoughtful student of ecological design you may also.


Visit out website to learn more and apply: http://cayutasunfarm.com/the-farm/permaculture-work-traders-interns-sought-in-ny-finger-lakes-region/


Sincerely,

Michael Burns and Kelly Dietz 

 

 


Cayuta Sun Farm      
607-227-0316              
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<p class="MsoNormal"><br></p>

<p class="MsoNormal">Would you like to learn and work on a young and growing woodland
farm? We invite you to experience and assist Cayuta Sun Farm's development.&nbsp;</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><br></p>

<p class="MsoNormal">In the upcoming year stacks of&nbsp;<a href="http://cayutasunfarm.com/portfolio/shiitake/">shiitake mushroom logs</a>, flocks
of&nbsp;<a href="http://cayutasunfarm.com/portfolio/poultry/">chicken</a>, a small
herd of&nbsp;<a href="http://cayutasunfarm.com/portfolio/pork/">pigs</a>, and
numerous gardens will require committed care and attention. Additionally, we
are busy with design and construction projects, landscape assessment, brush
clearing, pasture-management, plantings, cultivation and the unexpected
challenges of building a farm. Twice during summer the farm will host
educational events with the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute. All these
tasks need competent help.&nbsp;</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><br></p>

<p class="MsoNormal">This work can be an opportunity for the right person(s) who wish
to augment their permaculture studies with hands-on work. We are lucky to be
located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York in a community that
values and encourages small, innovative, and sustainable farms. We love our
thriving local scene of permaculture practitioners; if you are a hard-working
and thoughtful student of ecological design you&nbsp;may also.</p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><br></p>

<p class="MsoNormal">Visit out website to learn more and apply:&nbsp;<a href="http://cayutasunfarm.com/the-farm/permaculture-work-traders-interns-sought-in-ny-finger-lakes-region/">http://cayutasunfarm.com/the-farm/permaculture-work-traders-interns-sought-in-ny-finger-lakes-region/</a></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><br></p>

<p class="MsoNormal">Sincerely,</p>

<p class="MsoNormal">Michael Burns and Kelly Dietz&nbsp;</p>

<p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p>

<p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p>

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<div class="gmail_default"><br></div>
<div><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr">Cayuta Sun Farm &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<div>607-227-0316 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</div>
<div><a href="http://CayutaSunFarm.com" target="_blank">CayutaSunFarm.com</a></div>
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Sandra J. Repp | 13 Mar 17:20 2015
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3/17: 'Deer Resistant Ornamentals' class at CCE-Tompkins

 

Deer Resistant Ornamentals

Tuesday, March 17, 6:30-8:30pm

Deer have become a major problem for gardeners in this area! This class will feature easy-to-grow flowers, shrubs, and trees that are deer-resistant. Fencing and repellents also will be discussed. Please call (607) 272-2292 to pre-register so we can be sure to make enough handouts! Cost: $5-$10 /person self-determined sliding scale. Call today, space is limited!

 

NOTE: If you’ve taken this class before, come again for a refresher!  This session will feature an updated PowerPoint and revised handouts, all incorporating the local experience and observations of our Horticulture staff and our Master Gardener volunteers regarding what plants deer in this area do and don’t prefer!

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<span>Deer Resistant Ornamentals</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">
<span>Tuesday, March 17, 6:30-8:30pm</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">
<span>Deer have become a major problem for gardeners in this area! This class will feature easy-to-grow flowers, shrubs, and trees that are deer-resistant. Fencing and repellents also will
 be discussed. Please call (607) 272-2292 to pre-register so we can be sure to make enough handouts! Cost: $5-$10 /person self-determined sliding scale. Call today, space is limited!</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NOTE: If you&rsquo;ve taken this class before, come again for a refresher!&nbsp; This session will feature an updated PowerPoint and revised handouts, all incorporating the local
 experience and observations of our Horticulture staff and our Master Gardener volunteers regarding what plants deer in this area do and don&rsquo;t prefer!</span><p></p></p>
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Chrys B. Gardener | 4 Mar 18:07 2015
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Spring into Gardening, Sat. March 28 at CCE Tompkins

Spring Into Gardening!

Saturday, March 28, 9:00am-4:30pm

CCE-Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY

Choose from nine different gardening workshops in one day and get growing this spring! Sign up for just one or two, or stay for the whole day and attend four different workshops at a reduced price.

Cost: $8 per class or a reduced price of $25 for 4 classes. Space is limited! Download a brochure and registration form at http://ccetompkins.org/gardening/garden-events/spring-into-gardening and send it in with payment, or call the reception desk at 272-2292 to register and pay with a credit/debit card.

Workshop Schedule and Descriptions

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Tool Sharpening Clinic:  Properly sharpened pruners and handsaws make pruning tasks much easier and healthier for plants. Bring your dull loppers, hand pruners and pruning saws to this hands-on workshop led by local landscaper Bill Carini to learn how to maintain and sharpen these tools properly.

Identifying and Managing Late Blight:  Late blight is a serious plant disease that affects tomato and potato plants, especially in wetter summers. Master Gardener Tracy McLellan will show you how to identify the early stages of late blight on plants and give tips for managing the disease so you can still get a decent harvest.

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Gardening with Children:  Kids have unbounded curiosity and wild enthusiasm about starting a garden. Join Yamila Fournier, the Ithaca Children's Garden's Facility Manager, to learn how to set your littlest green thumbs up for success. We'll cover choosing child-friendly varieties, planning a garden for continuous bloom, and some fun experiments to learn what's happening underground and inside those plants.

Freezing Your Garden Fruits and Vegetables:  Learn how to preserve your garden harvest to feed your family throughout the winter. Carole Fisher, CCE Consumer/Food Safety Educator, will demonstrate techniques on freezing fruits and vegetables to get the best results. You'll learn tips on blanching, packaging, and how to avoid freezingerrors, as well as an introduction to dehydrating your fruits and vegetables.

Familiar and Uncommon Annual Flowers:  Perhaps you have seen the beautiful flower plantings around the City of Ithaca and wondered what some of these plants are and how to grow them. Martha Gioumousis, Community Beautification Coordinator, has years of experience beautifying challenging locations and will show the best annual flowers to grow in both sunny and shady locations. Also covered will be tropical annuals, such as cannas and caladiums, that are grown from tubers.

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm-----LUNCH BREAK-----

Bring a brown bag lunch to eat at CCE and network with other gardeners, or go out to a nearby café for lunch. 

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Unusual Fruits and Perennial Vegetables for the Ithaca Area:  Sean Dembrosky, owner of Edible Acres in Trumansburg, will talk about less-common fruits such as paw-paw, persimmon, hardy kiwi , currant and jostaberry, and perennial vegetables such as cardoon, sea kale, skirret and air potato. Sean will also lead a hands-on demonstration on propagating edible perennial plants from cuttings.Participants will be able to take home cuttings from these plants for their own gardens.

Compost Techniques for Every Lifestyle:  The Master Composters of Tompkins County will give a tour of the compost demonstration site and talk about the pros and cons of various compost bin styles, both purchased and homemade. There will be a demonstration of how to effectively use many of the bins. Vermicomposting, or composting with worms, will also be covered briefly.

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Beginner Gardening for Butterflies and Bees:  These friendly pollinating insects need food sources for both larvae and adults. Pat Curran, Master Gardener Program Coordinator, will show you how to diversify your plantings to encourage pollinators to ‘set up house’ in your garden instead of being transient visitors.

Growing Staple Crops in the Home Garden:  Learn how to grow staple crops that can feed you long into the winter months, such as pinto and black beans, soup peas, and flint corn for grinding into cornmeal. Chrys Gardener, Community Horticulture Educator, will show you how to grow garden crops that take up more space but are generally easier to maintain than traditional vegetables and are well-suited to growing in large backyards or a community garden plot.

- See more at: http://ccetompkins.org/gardening/garden-events/spring-into-gardening

 

 

 

Chrys Gardener
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850
(607)272-2292, extension 241
www.ccetompkins.org

 

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<div class="WordSection1">
<p class="MsoNormal" align="center"><span>Spring Into Gardening!</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<h3 align="center">Saturday, March 28, 9:00am-4:30pm<p></p>
</h3>
<h3 align="center">CCE-Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY<p></p>
</h3>
<p>Choose from nine different gardening workshops in one day and get growing this spring! Sign up for just one or two, or stay for the whole day and attend four different workshops at a reduced price.
<p></p></p>
<p>Cost: $8 per class or a reduced price of $25 for 4 classes. Space is limited! Download a brochure and registration form at
<a href="http://ccetompkins.org/gardening/garden-events/spring-into-gardening">http://ccetompkins.org/gardening/garden-events/spring-into-gardening</a> and send it in with payment, or call the reception desk at 272-2292 to register and pay with a credit/debit
 card.<p></p></p>
<h3>Workshop Schedule and Descriptions<p></p>
</h3>
<p>9:00 am &ndash; 10:30 am<p></p></p>
<p>Tool Sharpening Clinic:&nbsp; Properly sharpened pruners and handsaws make pruning tasks much easier and healthier for plants. Bring your dull loppers, hand pruners and pruning saws to this hands-on workshop led by local
<span>landscaper Bill Carini</span> to learn how to maintain and sharpen these tools properly.<p></p></p>
<p>Identifying and Managing Late Blight:&nbsp; Late blight is a serious plant disease that affects tomato and potato plants, especially in wetter summers.
<span>Master Gardener Tracy McLellan</span> will show you how to identify the early stages of late blight on plants and give tips for managing the disease so you can still get a decent harvest.
<p></p></p>
<p>10:45 am &ndash; 12:15 pm<p></p></p>
<p>Gardening with Children:&nbsp; Kids have unbounded curiosity and wild enthusiasm about starting a garden. Join
<span>Yamila Fournier, the Ithaca Children's Garden's Facility Manager</span>, to learn how to set your littlest green thumbs up for success. We'll cover choosing child-friendly varieties, planning a garden for continuous
 bloom, and some fun experiments to learn what's happening underground and inside those plants.<p></p></p>
<p>Freezing Your Garden Fruits and Vegetables:&nbsp; Learn how to preserve your garden harvest to feed your family throughout the winter.
<span>Carole Fisher, CCE Consumer/Food Safety Educator</span>, will demonstrate techniques on freezing fruits and vegetables to get the best results. You'll learn tips on blanching, packaging, and how to avoid freezingerrors,
 as well as an introduction to dehydrating your fruits and vegetables.<p></p></p>
<p>Familiar and Uncommon Annual Flowers:&nbsp; Perhaps you have seen the beautiful flower plantings around the City of Ithaca and wondered what some of these plants are and how to grow them.
<span>Martha Gioumousis, Community Beautification Coordinator</span>,
has years of experience beautifying challenging locations and will show the best annual flowers to grow in both sunny and shady locations. Also covered will be tropical annuals, such as cannas and caladiums, that are grown from tubers.
<p></p></p>
<p>12:15 pm &ndash; 1:15 pm-----LUNCH BREAK-----<p></p></p>
<p>Bring a brown bag lunch to eat at CCE and network with other gardeners, or go out to a nearby caf&eacute; for lunch.&nbsp;<p></p></p>
<p>1:15 pm - 2:45 pm<p></p></p>
<p>Unusual Fruits and Perennial Vegetables for the Ithaca Area:&nbsp; 
<span>Sean Dembrosky, owner of Edible Acres</span> in Trumansburg, will talk about less-common fruits such as paw-paw, persimmon, hardy kiwi , currant and jostaberry, and perennial vegetables such as cardoon, sea
 kale, skirret and air potato. Sean will also lead a hands-on demonstration on propagating edible perennial plants from cuttings.Participants will be able to take home cuttings from these plants for their own gardens.
<p></p></p>
<p>Compost Techniques for Every Lifestyle:&nbsp; The <span>Master Composters of Tompkins County</span> will give a tour of the compost demonstration site and talk about the pros and cons of various compost
 bin styles, both purchased and homemade. There will be a demonstration of how to effectively use many of the bins. Vermicomposting, or composting with worms, will also be covered briefly.
<p></p></p>
<p>3:00 pm &ndash; 4:30 pm<p></p></p>
<p>Beginner Gardening for Butterflies and Bees:&nbsp; These friendly pollinating insects need food sources for both larvae and adults.
<span>Pat Curran, Master Gardener Program Coordinator,</span>
will show you how to diversify your plantings to encourage pollinators to &lsquo;set up house&rsquo; in your garden instead of being transient visitors.
<p></p></p>
<p>Growing Staple Crops in the Home Garden:&nbsp; Learn how to grow staple crops that can feed you long into the winter months, such as pinto and black beans, soup peas, and flint corn for grinding into cornmeal.
<span>Chrys Gardener, Community Horticulture Educator,</span>
will show you how to grow garden crops that take up more space but are generally easier to maintain than traditional vegetables and are well-suited to growing in large backyards or a community garden plot.
<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">- See more at: <a href="http://ccetompkins.org/gardening/garden-events/spring-into-gardening">
http://ccetompkins.org/gardening/garden-events/spring-into-gardening</a><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Chrys Gardener<br>
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator<br>
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County<br>
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850<br>
(607)272-2292, extension 241<br><a href="http://www.ccetompkins.org"><span>www.ccetompkins.org</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
</div>
</div>
Steve Gabriel | 26 Feb 19:04 2015

Seeking Permaculture Farm Intern/Apprentice, Mecklenburg NY



From: Elizabeth Gabriel <elizabethrgabriel-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
Date: February 26, 2015 11:24 AM
To: Northeast Permaculture <northeasternpermaculture <at> lists.riseup.net>
Subject: [northeasternpermaculture] Seeking Permaculture Farm Intern/Apprentice, Mecklenburg NY

Seeking Permaculture Farm Intern/Apprentice for 2015 season

Wellspring Forest Farm, Mecklenburg NY

 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: farmers <at> wellspringforestfarm.com. 

Questions can also be directed to this address.


Elizabeth and Steve Gabriel, owners of Wellspring Forest Farm, are seeking a part-time apprentice (15-20 hours/week) from mid May – early September (exact dates are flexible) who is enthusiastic about working with zone 1 and 2 gardens, plants and animals. Though this person will learn about and help with all farm and homestead systems, main responsibilities include planting, maintenance, harvest and preservation of vegetables, herbs, fruit trees and berries, as well as assisting with care and management of our sheep and duck flocks.  

 

The ideal candidate has some vegetable gardening or farming experience, with at least a strong interest in permaculture. This position will regularly some involvement with all of the happenings on the farm that may include inoculating or harvesting mushrooms, packaging and delivering duck eggs, processing and preserving food and medicine, health management of sheep or ducks, planting or pruning trees, etc.  Person should be comfortable following directions, working both with others and independently and able to be physically active and outside most of the day.


Wellspring Forest Farm is a developing permaculture farm and homestead. Our established farm systems include woodland grown shiitake and oyster mushrooms, ducks that rotationally graze pasture and woods and produce duck eggs, a herd of sheep, tree crops, maple syrup, swales and water management and zone 1 and 2 vegetable and medicinal gardens.  We also host and teach multiple classes and workshops on the farm each year. We actively observe and develop our farm and this year plan to complete the construction of a greenhouse, develop a co-grazing plan for ducks and sheep as a method for parasite reduction, enhance our zone 1 and 2 gardens and build a 2nd pond and swale.

 

2 Wellspring apprentices will share a small outdoor kitchen, hot outdoor shower, composting toilet, small shed for storage of minimal personal items, and a weekly vegetable CSA-share from a local organic farm.  Apprentices must provide their own tent for sleeping and take part in shared chores including composting properly; feeding animals and maintaining clean shared spaces.

 

In addition to learning a lot about integrated systems on a working permaculture farm and homestead, apprentices can attend classes Wellspring offers for free (see: http://wellspringforestfarm.blogspot.com/p/water.html) and will have access to the gardens for produce they can use.


Wellspring Forest Farm is located in Mecklenburg, NY, 12 miles from Ithaca, 8 from Trumansburg and 12 miles from Watkins Glen. We share a driveway and a 2-acre pond with 4 friendly neighbors. Apprentices will likely want to have their own car for personal transportation.

 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: farmers <at> wellspringforestfarm.com. 

Questions can also be directed to this address.

 

Thanks,

Elizabeth and Steve Gabriel
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   	<span>From: 
Elizabeth Gabriel <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:elizabethrgabriel@...">&lt;elizabethrgabriel@...&gt;</a><br></span>Date: February 26, 2015 11:24 AM<br>To: 
Northeast Permaculture <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:northeasternpermaculture@...">&lt;northeasternpermaculture <at> lists.riseup.net&gt;</a><br>Subject:
 [northeasternpermaculture] Seeking Permaculture Farm Intern/Apprentice,
 Mecklenburg NY<br>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Seeking Permaculture
Farm Intern/Apprentice for 2015 season</p>

<p class="MsoNormal">Wellspring Forest Farm, Mecklenburg NY</p>

<p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">To apply, please send a
 cover letter and resume to: <a moz-do-not-send="true" href="mailto:farmers@...">farmers <at> wellspringforestfarm.com</a>.<span>&nbsp; </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal">Questions can also be directed to this 
address.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><br></p>

<p class="MsoNormal">Elizabeth and Steve Gabriel, owners of Wellspring 
Forest Farm, are seeking a part-time apprentice (15-20 hours/week)
from mid May &ndash; early September (exact dates are flexible) who is
enthusiastic about working with zone 1 and 2 gardens, plants and 
animals. Though this person will learn about and help
with all farm and homestead systems, main responsibilities include 
planting, maintenance, harvest and preservation of vegetables,
herbs, fruit trees and berries, as well as assisting with care and 
management of
our sheep and duck flocks.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p>

<p class="MsoNormal">The ideal candidate has some vegetable gardening or
 farming
experience, with at least a strong interest in permaculture. This 
position will regularly some involvement with all of the happenings on 
the farm that may include inoculating or harvesting
mushrooms, packaging and delivering duck eggs, processing and preserving
 food
and medicine, health management of sheep or ducks, planting or pruning 
trees,
etc.<span>&nbsp; </span>Person should be comfortable
following directions, working both with others and independently and 
able to be
physically active and outside most of the day.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><br></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Wellspring Forest Farm is a developing permaculture 
farm and
homestead. Our established farm systems include woodland grown shiitake 
and
oyster mushrooms, ducks that rotationally graze pasture and woods and 
produce
duck eggs, a herd of sheep, tree crops, maple syrup, swales and water
management and zone 1 and 2 vegetable and medicinal gardens.<span>&nbsp; </span>We also host and teach multiple classes and
workshops on the farm each year. We actively observe and develop our 
farm and
this year plan to complete the construction of a greenhouse, develop a 
co-grazing
plan for ducks and sheep as a method for parasite reduction, enhance our
 zone 1
and 2 gardens and build a 2nd pond and swale.</p>

<p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p>

<p class="MsoNormal">2 Wellspring apprentices will share a small outdoor
 kitchen,
hot outdoor shower, composting toilet, small shed for storage of minimal
personal items, and a weekly vegetable CSA-share from a local organic 
farm.<span>&nbsp; </span>Apprentices must provide their own tent for
sleeping and take part in shared chores including composting properly; 
feeding
animals and maintaining clean shared spaces.</p>

<p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p>

<p class="MsoNormal">In addition to learning a lot about integrated 
systems on a
working permaculture farm and homestead, apprentices can attend classes
Wellspring offers for free (see: <a moz-do-not-send="true" href="http://wellspringforestfarm.blogspot.com/p/water.html">http://wellspringforestfarm.blogspot.com/p/water.html</a>)
and will have access to the gardens for produce they can use. </p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><br>
Wellspring Forest Farm is located in Mecklenburg, NY, 12 miles from 
Ithaca, 8
from Trumansburg and 12 miles from Watkins Glen. We share a driveway and
 a
2-acre pond with 4 friendly neighbors. Apprentices will likely want to 
have
their own car for personal transportation. </p>

<p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p>

<p class="MsoNormal">To apply, please send a cover letter and resume 
to: <a moz-do-not-send="true" href="mailto:farmers@...">farmers <at> wellspringforestfarm.com</a>.<span>&nbsp; </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal">Questions can also be directed to this 
address.</p>

<p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p>

Thanks,<br><div>
<br><div><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr">
<span>Elizabeth and Steve Gabriel</span><br>
</div></div></div>
</div>
</div>

  </div>
</blockquote>
</div>
Chrys B. Gardener | 24 Feb 18:00 2015
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Seed Starting for Beginners, Tues. March 3 at CCE Tompkins

Seed Starting for Beginners

Tuesday, March 3, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca

Cost: $5-$10 sliding scale

 

Starting your own plants from seeds is fun and easy,  and you can save a lot of money compared to buying transplants! In this workshop participants will learn when to start different types of vegetable seeds, how to construct a simple PVC light stand to grow seedlings under lights, and will gain hands-on experience sowing different types of seeds that they can take home for their own gardens. If you have ever tried to grow plants from seeds on a sunny windowsill and ended up with leggy, stretched out plants, this class is for you!

 

Pre-registration is strongly recommended in case of class cancellation due to weather! To register, please call 272-2292 or email cab69-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org

 

 

 

Chrys Gardener
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850
(607)272-2292, extension 241
www.ccetompkins.org

 

<div>
<div class="WordSection1">
<p class="MsoNormal">Seed Starting for Beginners<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Tuesday, March 3, 6:00 &ndash; 8:00 pm<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Cost: $5-$10 sliding scale<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Starting your own plants from seeds is fun and easy, &nbsp;and you can save a lot of money compared to buying transplants! In this workshop participants will learn when to start different types of vegetable seeds, how to construct a simple PVC
 light stand to grow seedlings under lights, and will gain hands-on experience sowing different types of seeds that they can take home for their own gardens. If you have ever tried to grow plants from seeds on a sunny windowsill and ended up with leggy, stretched
 out plants, this class is for you!<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Pre-registration is strongly recommended in case of class cancellation due to weather! To register, please call 272-2292 or email
<a href="mailto:cab69@...">cab69@...</a><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Chrys Gardener<br>
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator<br>
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County<br>
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850<br>
(607)272-2292, extension 241<br><a href="http://www.ccetompkins.org"><span>www.ccetompkins.org</span></a><p></p></span></p>
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Chrys B. Gardener | 19 Feb 15:48 2015
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FW: Ithaca Seed Swap, Sat. Feb. 21

Seedy Saturday – 3rd Annual Ithaca Community Seed Swap

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca

Saturday, February 21, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cost: $5.00 donation, or free if you bring seeds to share

Spring
will be here soon and it will be time to start seeds for the summer garden! Come to the 3rd Annual Ithaca Community Seed Swap and pick up your seeds for spring and summer planting. Bring your home-saved seeds or surplus purchased seeds to share with others, pick up some seeds, learn how to save your own seeds, and get tips on starting plants from seed for this summer's garden. There will also be demonstrations on starting plants from seed, seed saving and seed cleaning. This event is open to all - you don't have to bring seeds to swap!

No registration required.  For more information, contact Chrys Gardener at cab69-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org

For guidelines on bringing seeds to swap, go to http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/01/01/community-seed-swap-guidelines

 

Chrys Gardener
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850
(607)272-2292, extension 241
www.ccetompkins.org

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Seedy Saturday &ndash; 3rd Annual Ithaca Community Seed Swap</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Saturday, February 21, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cost: $5.00 donation, or free if you bring seeds to share</span><span><br><br>
Spring </span>will be here soon and it will be time to start seeds for the summer garden<span>! Come to the
</span>3rd Annual Ithaca Community S<span>eed </span>
S<span>wap and </span>pick up<span> your seeds for spring and summer planting</span><span>.</span><span>&nbsp;Bring your home-saved seeds or surplus purchased seeds to share with others,
 pick up some seeds, learn how to save your own seeds, and get tips on starting plants from seed for this summer's garden. There will also be demonstrations on starting plants from seed, seed saving and seed cleaning. This event is open to all - you don't have
 to bring seeds to swap!<br><br>
No registration required.&nbsp; For more information, contact Chrys Gardener at <a href="mailto:cab69@...">
cab69@...</a><br><br>
For guidelines on bringing seeds to swap, go to <a href="http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/01/01/community-seed-swap-guidelines" target="_blank">
http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/01/01/community-seed-swap-guidelines</a><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Chrys Gardener<br>
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator<br>
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County<br>
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850<br>
(607)272-2292, extension 241<br><a href="http://www.ccetompkins.org">www.ccetompkins.org</a><p></p></span></p>
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