January 2010 Calendar of Food, Cooking, Farming, and Eating Events in Ithaca and Tompkins County (and beyond)
January 25, 2010
Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty invites you to our annual Winter Networking Meeting on Monday, January 25th. This is a great opportunity to connect with other Finger Lakes farmers, chefs, wineries, artisan food producers, and businesses interested in growing the culinary identity of our region. Information about the keynote speaker, tabling, lunch, registration and fees are forthcoming. Advance registration required. Contact Liz Karabinakis at 607.272.2292 x190 or firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP, request a program or receive additional assistance.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
2010 Master Composter Volunteer Training Wednesday evenings, Feb. 17-May 5 (no class March 24), 6:30-8:30pm (Application deadline: Friday, January 29). Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY. Join this enthusiastic group committed to promoting responsible composting in Tompkins County. Training involves 20 hours of class time covering composting in depth, and 20 hours of practical internship. After completing the training, Master Composters give back to the community in a variety of outreach activities. Contact Adam Michaelides at 607-272-2292 x124 for information or to receive 2010 Training announcements.
On-going volunteer efforts in Central New York are documenting the history of farm families that had Holstein herds, all breed enthusiasts and others with stories about dairy farming are welcome at an informal gathering at 7:30 pm Tuesday, February 23rd in the Ag Center, 100 Easton St, Morrisville. Dr. Milt Sernett, professor emeritus of Syracuse University and a volunteer with the Smithfield Community Association will present local dairy history and facilitate a discussion. (sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County).
Food Gardening Panel Discussion, Wednesday, March 10, 6:30-8:30 pm, Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY. A panel of Master Gardeners and others with years of food growing experience will share some advanced ways to maximize your crop and extend the growing season. This workshop assumes that attendees have had some growing experience. Fee: $5. Pre-registration recommended; call (607) 272-2292.