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!

  • STORE TOURS


    Tour Tops Friendly Market on Wednesday Sept. 17 from 1-3PM with a nutrition educator and learn how to buy healthy foods on a limited budget.  FREE, and participants receive a $10 gift card to the supermarket.  Get details here!

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  • ASH SEED SAVING

    Ash Seed Collection Workshop

    Participants of this workshop on Sept. 18 will be introduced to the protocol for collecting Ash seed, learn how to identify Ash species and learn about preserving genetic diversity through seed.

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  • YARDWORKS

    Yardworks - Planting for Birds and Pollinators

    In this free, hands-on class on Thursday, Sept. 18, you will help design and plant a native garden in the Ithaca Permaculture Park (aka Conley Park)  using native plants that provide food & habitat for native birds and pollinators.

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  • A HARD JOB


    Every parent learns something new in 'Parenting: The Hardest Job in the World", our FREE 8-week series on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm starting Sept. 24 at the Downtown Ithaca Children's Center. Call now to sign up!

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  • composting


    Learn to set up & manage a compost bin -- and more! -- at these FREE classes, 11AM-12PM. on the last Saturday of the month, June to October, southwest side of the Ithaca Farmers' Market.

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  • OH, DEER!

    daffodils

    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: September 16th 2014 - 8:41am