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Greenstar Community Projects: School & Community Food Gardens for Self-Reliance

April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tompkins County Public Library (BorgWarner Room)
Thursday, April 4th, 5:30 to 8:00 PM.

This Local Food Network session is intended to boost sustainability of existing gardening efforts by hearing briefly from a variety of garden leaders about:

  • Ways to support increased participation from young people and families (of every background) in existing gardens.

  • Ways to increase support of garden infrastructure (via shared funding, in-kind swaps of supplies, volunteer labor, etc);

  • Ways to build a contact base that crosses race, class and place to help kids and families build skills, knowledge and contacts to increase their food self-sufficiency;

  • Plans to connect school and community gardens to the school curriculum (eg. through the Farm to Table, and Farm to School grants, etc).

  • Strengthened implementation of Ithaca’s Comprehensive Plan (which states that “All residents will enjoy food security… and have opportunities to grow their own food through private or community gardens”)


April 4
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Tompkins County Public Library
101 E. Greene Street
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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