Steve Gabriel | 1 Mar 21:31 2007

Sugar House Opening at CNC!

Lunar Eclipse Viewing & Sugarhouse Opening at Cayuga Nature Center!

Join Nature Center friends and staff this Saturday for the opening of 
CNC's sugarhouse, which coincides with the full Sugar Moon and the first 
lunar eclipse of 2007!  Catch a great view of the eclipse as the moon 
rises over Cayuga Lake, just after sunset- about 6:00pm.  Take a twilite 
tour of the sugarbush, taste the first sap of the season, and stay as 
long as you like for casual stories, music and fun!  All ages are 
welcome.  See www.CayugaNatureCenter.org or call 607-273-6260 for 
details. 

Date:  	Saturday, March 3, 2007
Time: 	6:00 pm
Fee:	General Admission/Members Free

kalewillprevail | 1 Mar 21:52 2007
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THURSDAY: justice for farmworkers event


CUSLAR has been working on farmworker rights for several years.  In fact,
we will will be hosting a special theater production on March 31 on
farmworker rights, co-sponsored by the Cornell Farmworker Advocacy
Coalition (FWAC).  More on that in the coming weeks.

But this week, we encourage you to attend FWAC's event on Thursday March 1,
to learn more about the amazing solidarity efforts happening between
students and farmworkers.

THURSDAY, MARCH 1ST.

AN ALLIANCE FOR JUSTICE: STUDENTS AND FARMWORKERS
A Talk by Marc Rodrigues from the Student/Farmworker Alliance

Learn more about MODERN-DAY SLAVERY in U.S. AGRICULTURE, and what STUDENTS
can do about it

THURSDAY, MARCH 1
6PM: Dinner with Marc at RPCC
7:30PM: Talk at RPCC Room 218
Refreshments Provided.

Please join us for a talk by Marc Rodrigues, co-coordinator of the
Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA), a national network of youth & students
organizing in solidarity with farmworkers to eliminate sweatshop
conditions and modern-day slavery in US agriculture.  SFA works with the
Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a grassroots farmworker
organization based in southwest Florida comprised primarily of Latino,
Haitian, and Mayan Indian immigrant workers.
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Joshua Dolan | 2 Mar 20:16 2007
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Next Designers Circle

Hey y'all

I wanted to invite everyone to our next designer's
circle.  We had originally discussed March 18th at 2pm
in the saphouse.  If that is best for folks, lets do
it then, but I will not be able to make it.  Can folks
meet the same time and place the following Sunday
instead?  That is March 25th.

If it is on the 25th, I would like to discuss the
formation of a Permaculture Designers Cooperative.  I
have a pretty good idea of what that could look like,
but I would rather folks come with their own ideas and
visions.

See everyone soon.
Josh

"Vast tasks, calling for all the courage, discipline, dedication, and ingenuity commonly associated
with war, will have to be carried out if the majority of humankind are to survive and enjoy a tolerable
future"   ---Robert Hart

 
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heidiannebardy | 2 Mar 20:38 2007
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Re: Next Designers Circle

Josh -
 
That date should work out okay for Phil and me.  We'll plan on being there Sunday March 25th, unless we hear otherwise.
 
Seeya!
-Heidi
 


Joshua Dolan <rainbowwarrior14874-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Hey y'all

I wanted to invite everyone to our next designer's
circle. We had originally discussed March 18th at 2pm
in the saphouse. If that is best for folks, lets do
it then, but I will not be able to make it. Can folks
meet the same time and place the following Sunday
instead? That is March 25th.

If it is on the 25th, I would like to discuss the
formation of a Permaculture Designers Cooperative. I
have a pretty good idea of what that could look like,
but I would rather folks come with their own ideas and
visions.

See everyone soon.
Josh

"Vast tasks, calling for all the courage, discipline, dedication, and ingenuity commonly associated with war, will have to be carried out if the majority of humankind are to survive and enjoy a tolerable future" ---Robert Hart



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Michael Burns | 2 Mar 21:06 2007

Our Daily Bread: industrial food production documentary

>Cornell Cinema presents
>A Selection of the 2006 New York Film Festival
>
>Our Daily Bread
>Friday, March 2                 7:15
>Saturday, March 3               5:00
>Sunday, March 4                 4:30
>All screenings in Willard Straight Theatre
>
>2005 > Germany/Austria > Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
>More info at http://cinema.cornell.edu
>
>
>A massive crop-duster unfolds over a field and hovers like a prehistoric 
bird.  Newborn chicks shoot from a metal tube onto a conveyor belt.  A man 
in a white jumpsuit sprays endless aisles of hot house tomatoes.  Images 
like these converge to create a world defined by machinery, in which the 
living elements of plant, animal, and human are incidental to the larger, 
industrial picture.  This is the world of mass-produced food.  The images 
speak for themselves in this refreshing departure from tongue-in-cheek  food
industry film predecessors, leading the viewer to ponder the process  that
enables the first-world standard of living. "Nikolaus Geyrhalter's  superb
documentary is an unblinking, often disturbing look at industrial  food
production from field to factory." (NY Times) Cosponsored with  GreenStar
Cooperative Market, New World Agriculture and Ecology Group and  Slow Food
Cornell. More at ourdailybread.at
>1 hr 32 min
>
>calendarlive.com
>http://www.calendarlive.com/movies/reviews/cl-wk-bread22feb22,0,5384325.story?coll=cl-mreview
MOVIE REVIEW
>'Our Daily Bread'
>'Our Daily Bread' provides food for thought as well as the eye.
>By Kenneth Turan
>Times Staff Writer
>
>February 22, 2007
>
>"Our Daily Bread" has an astounding eye for wonders and horrors, the  awesome
and the awful, for hidden sights, untold stories and key aspects  of our
world that we rarely get to see and might not necessarily want to.  Once
witnessed, however, these things cannot be forgotten.
>
>This exceptional documentary, directed and photographed by Austrian 
filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter, has a most humble subject: the food we eat. 
It deals with the astonishing mechanization of modern food processing, 
revealing how organized, regularized and systemized the world of high-tech 
industrial foodstuff production has become. The film succeeds as well as  it
does both because of what it shows us and the artistry with which it is 
shown.
>
>Though "Our Daily Bread" includes scenes of things like carcass
>disembowelment that could turn Conan the Barbarian into a vegetarian, its 
aim is far from the facile propagandizing of something like "Fast Food
Nation."
>
>Rather, director Geyrhalter and collaborator Wolfgang Widerhofer (credited 
with editing and dramatic structure) are concerned with underlining the 
surreal, almost extraterrestrial nature of preparing food products on a 
colossal scale. The filmmakers want us to think about the how and why of 
what we eat, about how strange and unnerving the building blocks of our 
world can appear if we know where to look.
>
>"Our Daily Bread," which was shot across Europe between 2003 and 2005,  also
wants us to consider the nature of work, to understand how mindlessly 
repetitive and disagreeable so much of day-to-day labor is. By casting an 
unblinking eye toward dehumanizing jobs that are almost beyond imagination  -
harvesting semen from bulls is but one - it underlines how removed and 
unemotional even the most boggling activities can become.
>
>Perhaps most remarkable of all, "Our Daily Bread" accomplishes all this 
without using interviews or narration of any kind. The only words we hear 
are bits of untranslated small talk from various workers. No one lets us 
know what we are seeing, and while some things like the harvesting of 
potatoes quickly become obvious, others, like the reason a newborn calf is 
surgically removed from the side of its mother, are not, and it's  frequently
necessary to simply guess at exactly what activity is taking place.
>
>Despite this lack of narration, "Our Daily Bread" never fails to enthrall 
because of the impeccable eye - for composition, for color, for movement 
within the frame - of filmmaker Geyrhalter. While his camera often does  not
move, it invariably captures visuals that take us on a journey unlike  any
other because it is so otherworldly as well as so everyday.
>
>Although the way the film orders things often feels random, "Our Daily 
Bread" soon develops rhythms of its own with sequences that routinely  amaze,
like a trip deep below the surface of the Earth to the caverns  where salt is
mined. These shots often involve benign activities such as  sorting apples,
blowing straw into cattle pens or harvesting and wrapping  lettuce. But what
unites them is the unimaginable scale on which they are  often done and the
indescribable Rube Goldberg machines that make that  huge scale possible.
>
>This is especially true in "Our Daily Bread's" more extended sequences,  most
of which involve the raising and slaughter of animals. To see the  care and
feeding of literally thousands of chicks makes the head swim,  while more
disturbing feelings come from watching the way hogs and cattle  are executed
and then efficiently sliced apart, gutted and cut into pieces  by machines
and machine-like humans on assembly lines.
>
>Making these scenes somehow stranger is that they invariably take place in 
impeccably clean environments that the companies involved take
>understandable pride in. In fact, "Our Daily Bread's" closing credits take 
pains to thank "the friendly support" of those corporations that welcomed 
the filming.
>
>If there is a hopeful aspect to "Our Daily Bread," it is that it chooses  to
acknowledge that the human impulse still exists around the edges of  this
soul-crushing food production machine that turns workers into  automatons. A
man takes a moment from a grotesque slaughterhouse job to  answer his
cellphone.
>
>And when one of thousands of tiny, furry chicks accidentally falls to the 
floor, a woman can't resist caringly picking it up and carefully putting  it
back in its place. It may be an ultimately meaningless gesture, but  seeing
it allows us to feel that maybe there is a reason to hope for the  human race
after all.
>
>kenneth.turan@...
>No MPAA rating. Running time: 1 hour, 32 minutes.
>
>Copyright 2007 Los Angeles Times
>
>--
>Mary Fessenden, Director, Cornell Cinema
>104 Willard Straight Hall
>Email: mkf2@...
>Phone: 607-255-3883
>Fax: 607-255-9910
>http://cinema.cornell.edu

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Myra Gamble Sabir | 3 Mar 05:37 2007
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Re: Next Designers Circle

Hi All,

Julian and I have decided to delay joining the group for a bit.  We have
begun to read the books mentioned at the last meeting and expect to be
able to rejoin the group in about a year (that must sound like a long
time, but this reflects our original projections....)  Godspeed to you in
this work.  Keep us on the email list, please.  Myra

>
> I wanted to invite everyone to our next designer's
> circle.  We had originally discussed March 18th at 2pm
> in the saphouse.  If that is best for folks, lets do
> it then, but I will not be able to make it.  Can folks
> meet the same time and place the following Sunday
> instead?  That is March 25th.
>
> If it is on the 25th, I would like to discuss the
> formation of a Permaculture Designers Cooperative.  I
> have a pretty good idea of what that could look like,
> but I would rather folks come with their own ideas and
> visions.
>
> See everyone soon.
> Josh
>
> "Vast tasks, calling for all the courage, discipline, dedication, and
> ingenuity commonly associated with war, will have to be carried out if the
> majority of humankind are to survive and enjoy a tolerable future"
> ---Robert Hart
>
>
>
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Ithaca, NY 14853
607-254-8523

Myra Gamble Sabir | 3 Mar 17:38 2007
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Re: Next Designers Circle

Josh,
Can you let me know if you get this note.  I am still not sure, that I can respond on the listserv, although I
always receive the notices.  Also...what saphouse?
Thanks
Sue Rausch
Hi All,

Julian and I have decided to delay joining the group for a bit.  We have
begun to read the books mentioned at the last meeting and expect to be
able to rejoin the group in about a year (that must sound like a long
time, but this reflects our original projections....)  Godspeed to you in
this work.  Keep us on the email list, please.  Myra

>
> I wanted to invite everyone to our next designer's
> circle.  We had originally discussed March 18th at 2pm
> in the saphouse.  If that is best for folks, lets do
> it then, but I will not be able to make it.  Can folks
> meet the same time and place the following Sunday
> instead?  That is March 25th.
>
> If it is on the 25th, I would like to discuss the
> formation of a Permaculture Designers Cooperative.  I
> have a pretty good idea of what that could look like,
> but I would rather folks come with their own ideas and
> visions.
>
> See everyone soon.
> Josh
>
> "Vast tasks, calling for all the courage, discipline, dedication, and
> ingenuity commonly associated with war, will have to be carried out if the
> majority of humankind are to survive and enjoy a tolerable future"
> ---Robert Hart
>
>
>
> ____________________________________________________________________________________
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Cornell University
2 Plantations Rd., Beebe Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
607-254-8523

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Michael Burns | 5 Mar 07:01 2007
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Celebration of Living Wage Employers, Monday, 3/5, at 7:30 p.m.

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From: pete meyers <truthisonepathsaremany@...>
Date: March 4, 2007 1:38:58 PM EST
To: ithacalivingwage@...
Subject: REMINDER: Celebration of Living Wage Employers, Monday, 3/5,  
at 7:30 p.m.

Hi folks:
On Monday, March 5th,  <at>  7:30 p.m.,the Religious Task Force for a  
Living Wage, the Tompkins County Workers' Center, Catholic Charities,  
and the CRESP Center for Transformative Action invite you to help us  
"Celebrate Living Wage" at the First Baptist Church (the grey, stone  
church, located at the back of DeWitt Park in downtown Ithaca).

The program will include Music, Poetry, Reflections, and a  
celebration of the local employers (now 37!) that have achieved  
Living Wage Certification (apparently the first of its kind anywhere)  
in Tompkins County. (A complete list of LW Employers to be found at  
www.TCWorkersCenter.org/employers).

This event will also serve as the kick-off for local participation in  
the NYS Labor-Religion Coalition's 12th Annual 40 Hour FAST (more  
information on the fast can be found at http://www.labor-religion.  
org) which lasts from March 5th, at 8 PM until March 7th, at Noon.

Workers in Tompkins County are hungering for living wage jobs. Going  
without food for one or more meals during the FAST is an expression  
of solidarity with them and their cause.

Please read Edie Reagan's Letter to the Editor below about the  
importance of this Living Wage Employer Certification program.

In solidarity
Pete

Certainly the recent raise in New York State’s minimum wage to $7.15/ 
hour is to be applauded as a salary boost to hundreds of Tompkins  
County workers. It is important to keep in mind, however, that this  
still falls substantially short of the salary required to support a  
family here. Someone working full time, at the new minimum wage,  
would earn only $14,872 annually –   $2,000 below the 2007 Federal  
Poverty level for a family of three and $4,000 below the living wage  
required for a single person living in Tompkins County, according to  
AFCU’s 2004 Living Wage Study.   Clearly we still have a long way to go.

Rev. Martin Luther King once declared, “There’s nothing but a lack of  
social vision to prevent us from paying an adequate wage to every  
American, whether he is a hospital worker, laundry worker, maid or  
day laborer”. The Religious Task Force for a Living Wage commends the  
37 “Living Wage Certified” employers in our county who have embraced  
the social vision required to start pushing our local and national  
economic systems in a more just and equitable direction. (For a  
complete listing  of these employers, see www.TCWorkersCenter.org/ 
employer.) Monday, March 5th, 7:30 PM, at the First Baptist Church,  
community members are invited to a “Celebrate Living Wage!” event,  
where these employers will be honored and we will  “kick-off” local  
participation in the NYS Labor-Religion Coalition’s 12th Annual 40  
Hour FAST (March 5th, 8 PM until March 7th, Noon). Come and  
“Celebrate Living Wage!”.

Edie Reagan
Director of Justice and Peace Ministry
Catholic Charities of Tompkins County

Pete Meyers
TC Workers' Center
115 E. State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-269-0409
www.TCWorkersCenter.org
www.TCSwarm.org

"....Humanity is outraged in me and with me. We must not dissimulate  
nor try to forget this indignation which is one of the most  
passionate forms of love".--George Sand

"Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the  
powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral."--Paulo  
Freire

"A final victory is an accumulation of many short-term encounters. To  
lightly dismiss a success because it does not usher in a complete  
order of justice is to fail to comprehend the process of achieving  
full victory. It underestimates the value of confrontation and  
dissolves the confidence born of a partial victory by which new  
efforts are powered."--Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Steve Gabriel | 5 Mar 19:36 2007

Building a Rocket Stove

Greetings Folks:

As part of the maple sugaring activities at Cayuga Nature Center we are
building a prototype rocket stove to heat our sugar shack and possibly
test for use as a cooking source for boiling sap. I am looking for the
following materials:

- bricks, (preferably fire bricks like you line the inside of your
fireplace with
- steel drums (ranging from 15 gallon to 50 gallon size)
- 6" or 8" diameter stove pipe, about 20 feet

These items are a tax deductible donation to Cayuga Nature Center. I
would like to pick these things up and construct the stove at the end of
the week. Please stop by or send me an email if you want to get involved.

thanks
Steve Gabriel
Program Coordinator
Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute
www.fingerlakespermaculture.org

Michael Burns | 6 Mar 07:05 2007
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Trends in Alternative Energy workshop

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From: GayNicholson@...
Date: March 2, 2007 6:51:50 PM EST

TRENDS IN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
SATURDAY
MARCH 10, 2007
9:00 a.m. –  2:30 p.m.

Cornell Cooperative Extension
480 N. Main Street, Canandaigua
For  more information contact:
Cornell Cooperative Extension
(585) 394-3977 x  409

Trends in Alternative Energy
9:00 Registration and Coffee
9:30  Welcome
9:30 Introduction to the Energy Landscape
Mark Pierce of Cornell  University
This presentation will provide a short history of oil use and  a
brief discussion on how worldwide petroleum reserves may
soon be unable  to meet the global demand for energy. There
is a potential for renewable  energy to begin to reduce our
reliance on fossil fuels, along with economic  and
environmental benefits. There will be a discussion of the
forms of  renewable energy currently available and of the
challenges associated with  increasing their production.
Mark Pierce has worked as an Extension Associate  with the
Department of Design and Environmental Analysis at
Cornell  University since 1995. He provides educational
information to Extension  Educators and the public
concerning residential energy efficiency, indoor air  quality
and other health and safety issues related to buildings.

10:15 Break/refreshments

10:30 Introduction to Biofuels
Jerry Cherney, E.V. Baker Professor  of
Agriculture, Department of Crop & Soil
Sciences, Cornell  University
Biofuels alone are not going to resolve our rapidly
approaching  energy crisis, but coupled with energy
conservation efforts, biofuels can  help to alleviate the crisis.
New York State has a considerable acreage of  unused or
underutilized agricultural land that is currently growing
grass  crops. All of this land could grow grass crops for
bioenergy, regardless of  how marginal the soils are for
agricultural production. Grass biomass is one  of many
potential bioenergy sources as a cost-effective renewable
energy  supply.
Jerry H. Cherney’s current focus at Cornell is applied  field
research on perennial grass species and varieties in New
York State  and applied field research on perennial forage
crops for biomass.

11:15 Local Work in Alternative Energy
Steve Sheppard
Steve has  been experimenting and producing an alternative
energy source since 1988 on  his farm in Phelps. Today the
Sheppard Farm processes over 2 million bushels  of New
York grown soybeans each year. Steve designed and
built a biodiesel  system to convert soybean oil into fuel.
Steve Sheppard purchased his farm in  1981. He and his
wife started growing grain crops as well as  vegetables
and farmed about 800 acres. By 1988 he designed and
built a  soybean roasting system. Today he concentrates
on soybean processing and  trucking.

Brief Overview on E10 & E85
Ann Peck, NY Corn Growers  Association
Ann’s discussion will focus on the opportunities for
ethanol  and renewable fuels for state farmers with the
goal of 25% renewal energy by  2025. There will be a
brief overview of how ethanol is made from corn.
Ann  Peck is the Executive Secretary of the New York
Corn Growers Association and  has recently been Project
Coordinator for Empire Biofuels, LLC, a  proposed
ethanol plant in the Finger Lakes. Both positions are
part of the  work done by ConsulAgr Inc., an agricultural
consulting firm in Newark, NY  that works with farms
and agribusinesses.

12:15 Buffet Lunch

1:00 Save Energy, Make Energy!
Mark Denecke, Finger Lakes Energy  $martSM
Coordinator
In addition to an overview of NYSERDA  programs,
Mark will describe programs, incentives, conservation
and  renewable energy. He will also explain how wind
and solar power can be an  excellent fit for a farm or
rural property, harnessing the wind or sun to  make your
own power, naturally.
Under Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional  Planning
Council’s contract with the New York State Energy
Research and  Development Authority (NYSERDA),
Mark Denecke’s primary responsibility is to  promote
NYSERDA energy-efficiency and renewable energy
programs.

2:15 Evaluations

REGISTRATION FORM
Trends in Alternative Energy
Please return by  Thursday, March 1, 2007
with payment.
Early registration is advised, as  space is limited.
Name:
Address:
City/State/Zip:
Home  Phone:
Name:
Address:
City/State/Zip:
Home Phone:
#  Attending:
(First person is $25.00 - second person from same
family or  farm is $12.00)
Total Enclosed:
Make check payable to: Cornell  Cooperative
Extension. No confirmation will be sent!
Mail to:
Cornell  Cooperative Extension
Alternative Energy Program
480 North Main  Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Questions or if you need any special
accommodations to attend?  Please call Lynn at
585-394-3977 x 409.
"Cornell Cooperative Extension  provides equal
program and employment opportunities."
Agriculture &  Natural Resources Programs
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Ontario  County

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Earn your permaculture design certificate.
The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute
offers affordable local classes.
http://www.fingerlakespermaculture.org
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