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Yard Waste Collection and Composting

Tompkins Weekly – October 25, 2010
by Gail Blake and Adam Michaelides

lasagnaAs of November 1, 2010 the City of Ithaca will no longer accept yard waste in plastic bags of any kind. Read the rest of this entry »

Neighborhood Mini-grant Showcase & Reception Highlights

We invited recipients of Neighborhood Mini-grants to share their stories with community leaders and supporters at a reception on Wednesday, March 31 at La Tourelle.

The donor-supported program has awarded $12,325 to date, distributed to 32 projects that encourage local self-reliance, neighborhood connections and community well-being. Mini-grant awards range from $150 to $750, and are made quarterly.

Mini-grants have supported community garden projects; taught immigrant teens how to sew; purchased quilt-making equipment for senior citizens; taught elementary students how to make maple syrup; provide scholarships to at-risk youth for classes on stewardship of our land and water; and funded a number of local action groups.

Visit our Mini-grant program pages>>