Ecovillage at Ithaca, The (Ithaca, NY): “While the three neighborhoods are organized as housing cooperatives, and EVI Inc. stewards the beautiful land, Learn@EcoVillageIthaca shares skills, knowledge and experience through a variety of educational opportunities. We coordinate tours, host immersion programs, and offer workshops and service learning experiences. Learn@EcoVillage is a project of the Center for Transformative Action, our 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor. Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming serves the needs of beginning farmers, homesteaders and food justice activists. The Welcome Home! EPA Climate Showcase Community initiative focuses on green building professionals such as architects, city planners, energy consultants and developers.”
Hudson Valley Seed Library, The (Accord, NY): Organic seed production using the “library” method, education on seed saving, and sponsorship of local artists to make beautiful seed packets. Truly a wonderful model.
Rooftop Ready Seeds (New York City, NY): Breeding of organic seeds specifically for rooftop gardens.
Stone Barns (Sleepy Hollow, NY): “The mission of Stone Barns Center is to create a healthy and sustainable food system that benefits us all. Located 25 miles north of Manhattan, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit institution. We operate an 80-acre farm and work to: Increase public awareness of healthy, seasonal and sustainable food, train farmers in resilient, restorative farming techniques, and educate children about the sources of their food, and prepare them to steward the land that provides it.”