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Take Root: Garden Based Learning Training
This is the final week to apply for this fall's Take Root Garden-Based Learning Training to be held in Newfield, NY October 12 and Irondequoit, NY October 19. Please fill out our online application here: https://goo.gl/forms/NWIJlTV4H4AZBlmN2
Who We Are
Cornell Cooperative Extension and Foodlink are dedicated to strengthening families and communities in the Finger Lakes. We are part of a statewide initiative called Eat Smart New York.The Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York region includes Cayuga, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates counties. Our team is made up of 21 educators with experience in nutrition, public health, health education and gardening.
What We Do
We support families eligible for SNAP to eat more fruits and vegetables, drink fewer sweetened beverages and practice healthy lifestyles. We do this through free workshops, food demonstrations, cooking classes, grocery store tours and community events. We also support families and other community partners to build and sustain edible gardens, farmers markets and school wellness committees.
How We Do It
Our team of nutrition educators works closely with collaborators to reach and engage SNAP participants with quality programming. We rely on such key collaborators as Department of Social Services, food pantries and soup kitchens, community health centers, schools, farmers’ markets and grocery stores to assist us.