Plantsmen Nursery

The greatest diversity of native plants in CNY! Looking for… Plants that attract pollinators? Plants less favored by deer? Unique screen plants? Plants for dry shade? ….or simply, plants that are beautiful AND ecologically responsible to plant? See Dan and Sarah at Plantsmen 😊

East Side Farmer’s Market, Elmira, NY

Celebrate the weekend with East Side Market! Enjoy products from area farmers and craft vendors including fresh local produce, maple syrup, cheese AND live music. Now through October 11th. Eastside Market is now also offering pre-orders for those who don’t wish to enter the market at this time. Place your order online, and pick up your items on Friday afternoon. Visit their Facebook page to learn more ✨

Finger Lakes Dermatology

Brad A. Yentzer, MD is a highly trained dermatologist serving Ithaca, Cortland, Dryden, and the surrounding area. In addition to providing fantastic patient-centered care, Dr. Yentzer is also a strong advocate for protecting the environment. In an effort to reduce his carbon footprint, the new Finger Lakes Dermatology building has been designed to achieve a net zero energy consumption. This is accomplished through a combination of high efficiency HVAC, superior insulation, and a SunPower solar array. To encourage his patients to drive electric cars, Dr. Yentzer has also installed a level 2 EV charger in his parking lot. Visit his website to learn more about his practice.

A Win for NY Voters!

The New York State League has successfully settled a lawsuit to allow voters to address and correct issues with their absentee ballots. New York voters will also now be protected from having their ballots thrown out for small technical issues. For the upcoming election, voters will be given five to seven days (depending on the date of receipt of the ballot) to verify their identity and fix any problems with their ballot after being notified by the Board of Elections. Visit the League of Women’s Voters of New York State’s website to read more about the details of this great news! Please consider making a donation to the League so that they can educate voters on these new changes.

Yates County Residents Oppose Bitcoin Mining

A group of Yates County residents has asked state environmental regulators to modify, suspend or revoke Greenidge Generation’s operating permits to reflect the power plant’s rapidly developing role as an off-the-grid data center that β€œmines” Bitcoin, the leading cryptocurrency”. Bitcoin mining is an energy-intensive activity, and one with major environmental impacts involved.
To learn more, read this article by Peter Mantius.

Bravely Return to the Earth

In Trumansburg, lies a program for preschool families and homeschooling families who wish to embody community, awareness, health and education in their daily lives. Their intention is to create intelligent peacekeepers in the next generation, by teaching academic subjects through an interdisciplinary curriculum adapted by teachers who live on the land, using nature to have an applicable learning experience. Skill-building includes farm-to-table nutrition, animal caretaking, primitive technology, yoga and meditation. Visit their website to learn more about their programs.

Lagom Landing

Carpentry, gardening, cooking, forestry, trades; Lagom Landing is a nonprofit residential program that gives 18-25 year olds the opportunity to discover their passions and gifts and build useful skills. Students spend time in nature while also living and working closely with mentors who inspire and motivate Carpentry, gardening, cooking, forestry, trades; This nonprofit residential program gives 18-25 year olds the opportunity to discover their passions and gifts and build useful skills. Students spend time in nature while also living and working closely with mentors who inspire and motivate them to discover who they are, not just what they will do. They’re also committed to fighting gender-based ideas about career roles πŸ‘©β€πŸ”§πŸ‘©β€πŸ­ Take a Lagom Gap Year! ✨

Hammerstone School Carpentry for Women

Hammerstone School empowers women to use their bodies and minds in creative and useful ways. Here’s how: By increasing the skills of individual women πŸ‘©β€πŸ”§ –> more women in trades πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ –> changing workplaces for all women 🀩! We love to see it πŸ‘ Visit their website to find info on upcoming courses, workshops, and more.

Heron Hill Winery

Overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake is Heron Hill Winery (with additional tasting rooms in Himrod and Cananadaigua). Not only do they offer delicious wines, but these sustainable folks also grow their grapes without chemical fertilizers πŸ™…β€β™€οΈ, herbicides πŸ™…, or pesticides πŸ™…β€β™‚οΈ. AND, they use cultivation practices that protect soil 🌱, support biodiversity πŸ›, and reduce the need for irrigation πŸ’§ Visit their Facebook page to book a tasting!

Cumming Nature Center

Cumming Nature Center is a 900-acre environmental education center just west of Canandaigua Lake… And they have indeed REOPENED! 🀩 What they have to offer: guided hikes πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘¨β€πŸ¦―, an eco-book club πŸŒ±πŸ“–, forest school for kids up to age 15 πŸ›, an annual Maple Sugaring event 🍁, yoga in the pines πŸŒ²πŸŒ²πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈπŸŒ²πŸŒ²,…….. and much more! Visit their Facebook page to learn more and to learn about how they’re helping you stay safe during your visit πŸ‘

The Windmill Farm & Craft Market

This hoppin’ farm and craft market, nestled between Seneca and Keuka Lake has been around since the 80’s and has grown to be 200 (TWO-HUNDRED 🀯) shops. What you can do there: enjoy a hearty breakfast πŸ₯ž, buy fresh, local produce πŸ’, check out the shops πŸ‘œ, see a free show 🎭, and relax at lunch in the mini-pine tree forest! πŸŒ²πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§πŸ₯ͺ🌲 Check out their Facebook page to see cute pictures of all the great things they have to offer!