Growing New Farmers: A Gathering in Ithaca New York, July 18th 2013 The Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming invites you to a very special Community Gathering at The Sustainability Center, 111 North Albany Street in downtown Ithaca, on Thursday, July 18, 6:30 - 8:30 PM. They’ll explain exactly what the new Groundswell Incubator Farm is and how it works. A clue: It does not hatch baby chicks. Come to the gathering to find out! If you care about food, if you’re committed to sustainability and social justice, or if you’re just curious about what Groundswell does, we hope you’ll join us for this important conversation about the future of our local food system. Come enjoy local snacks and beverages, chat with some awesome new farmers, and find out how Groundswell is helping to grow new farmers through innovative training and business incubation programs. Nearly 300 aspiring farmers, food entrepreneurs and activist have taken courses offered by Groundswell. At least 30 of them have gone on to launch a new farm enterprise. OnJuly 18 you can learn more about them, hear their stories, and find out why It Takes a Community to Grow a Farmer. You don't have to be a farmer to be part of this Groundswell! There are many ways you can help Grow Your Farmer and support our local food system, from volunteering at the Incubator Farm, to sponsoring one of our trainees. Find out how – and why - on July 18. Share your ideas about how Ithaca can take the next step in building a truly Community Supported Agriculture. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 607-319-5095.