Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County

Cooperative Extension puts a wealth of useful, research-based information at your finger tips! In addition to what you'll find here on our website, we offer free or low-cost workshops on topics that range from how to start an organic garden to making a home spending plan. Explore our links, check out our upcoming events, then give us a call or visit the CCE-Tompkins Education Center to learn more. We're here to help, with information -- and people -- you can trust!

  • WORMS!


    Set up a worm composting bin to take home, and learn all about how to manage it at this hands-on workshop on Nov. 9th.  $10/family, call now-space is limited!

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  • C'MON DOWN!


    Our Board of Directors meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca . Meetings usually run from 5:00-7:00pm and are open to the public.

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  • BREAKING UP


    Parents Apart® is a 6-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce, or who are parenting separately. Next workshop is on Monday November 10th.

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  • SAFE DRIVERS


    The nationally recognized AARP Driver Safety class will be offered on Monday AND Tuesday, November 10 & 11 at CCE-Tompkins.  $20 for AARP members, $25 for non-members. Call to register - space is limited!

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  • ABOUT CHARITY


    Learn about charitable giving issues in this free presentation on 11/13.  Bring your questions for the Attorney General representative. No appointment needed.

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  • GET TOGETHER


    Help create a community that is supportive of all families, every 3rd Thursday at 8:15 am at CCE-Tompkins in Ithaca! Monthly meetings focus on family-centered services, collaborations and policy issues.

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  • LEAF SWAP


    Don't pay to have  leaves hauled away! Bring clean, bagged leaves (no sticks or yard waste) to CCE-Tompkins from November 10 - 22.  Come on Nov. 22 from 10 to 1 to take away leaves for mulch or composting- everybody wins!

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  • FALL CLEANUP

    Photo by Dave Goehring, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

    Take care of these tasks in the fall, and gardening will be far easier when spring comes around!  Weeding is the most important thing you can do!

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  • OH, DEER!

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    Are deer eating your favorite flowers and shrubs?  Although no plant is truly "deer proof", this list compiled by our Master Gardener volunteers has some suggestions for plants local deer don't seem to like!

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Last updated: October 27th 2014 - 2:44pm