Farm to School Food Fest
Thursday, October 3, 12-2:30pm, Homer Elementary School
3rd annual Sustainable Living Tour
Saturday, October 12, 1-3pm
Ben Falk Lecture
Tuesday, October 22, 7pm, Sperry 105, SUNY Cortland
Ben Falk, M.A.L.D, developer of Whole Systems Design, LLC, and author of The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach, will be speaking in mid-October.
Sustainable Cortland Community Meeting
Tuesday, September 10, 7-8pm, NYS Grange
Learn more about what SC has been doing in the community and finds ways to get involved. AmeriCorps funding was not renewed and so we hope volunteers will step up so we can keep doing amazing work in the area.
How to Ferment Foods
Wednesday, September 11, 6-8pm, NYS Grange
Learn how to make your own cultured (lacto-fermented) foods with Chris Applegate of the Virgil Farmer’s Market. Participants will go home with recipes and their own jar of cultured food. Register here.
Saturday, September 14 & 21, 1-4pm, Cortland County Jr. Fairgrounds.
Two sessions of learning to fix bikes, bicycle safety and hands on practice you need to ride the road safely. Registration required. For more information, contact Angela Perry at 753-5214 or click here.
Preserve Your Harvest
Monday, September 16, 6-9pm, NYS Grange
This hands-on demonstration will show how to safely can tomatoes for salsa or other recipes. Registration is $5. Call Seven Valleys Health Coalition at 756-4198 to RSVP.
Saturday, September 21, 9-1pm, Homer Village Green
The Homer Farmers’ Market will be holding this first, annual event. We will have children’s activities, a coloring contest, free cooking demo with limited tastings, live music, farmers’ market, prepared food, a Halloween costume swap and more. Download the flyer for the coloring contest here.
Guided Nature Hike – Fall Migration
Saturday, September 21, 9am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd.
Savor the last day of summer and experience this remarkable period at the cusp of autumn with Naturalist, Peter Harrity. Migration is in full swing and all life is busy preparing for winter. Of course bring your binoculars, field guides and a water bottle. Learn more here.
Farmshed U-Pick Organic Apple Party
Sunday, September 22, 10am-2pm, Adams Acres, 7047 Sevier Road, Jamesville
Don’t miss U-Picking in the apple orchard, small farmers market of local vendors who will sell and sample their products, and some grilled and prepared foods for sale. Cortland County vendors will be taking part
Common Ground Community Garden Ribbon Cutting
Sunday, September 22, 4:30pm, at garden (behind Armory, 25 Wheeler Ave.)
Common Ground is celebrating its first season of operation, thanks to the combined efforts of community groups working together with local government. Sustainable Cortland took the lead role of helping to coordinate the garden this season and we are proud to say it was a success. Learn more here.
Annual Cortland County River Clean-Up
Saturday, September 28, 10-12pm
Form a team and clean up trash from any stream, river or lake in Cortland County. Materials provided. For more information or to register, contact Soil and Water Conservation District at 756-5991.
Wear To Go Fashion Show
Saturday, September 28, 7pm, Red Brick Church, 19 Church St. Cortland
Come see local boutiques and designers showcase their fall fashions. Tickets can be purchased here. Join the Facebook Page.