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!

  • 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 starts Monday Sept. 15th!

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  • SAFE GRILLING

    Lessen the risk of foodborne illness by following these steps!

    Before you fire up the barbeque this weekend, check out our list of food safety tips from the USDA to help ensure that your grilled food will be both delicious - and safe - to eat!

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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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  • SERVSAFE


    This nationally recognized and accredited food safety training course, being held on Sept.2nd, provides participants with nationally-recognized certification in food safety.

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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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  • CANNING


    Learn how to safely use a boiling water bath canner to preserve tomatoes, fruits or pickles in this hands-on workshop on September 3rd from 1 to 4 PM.  $15/person.

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  • SAVE ENERGY


    Learn low-cost AND no-cost ways to reduce home energy use in our next FREE "Save Energy, Save Dollars" workshop on Sept. 10th from 12-2PM.  Each household takes home a free energy saving kit worth $15. Will be held again on October 1st from 2:30-4:30PM.

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  • FOR RENTERS


    Learn about "Landlord/Tenant Rights and Responsibilities" with Mike Danaher of the NY State Attorney General's Office at this FREE presentation on Sept. 11th.  Bring your questions!

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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: August 19th 2014 - 9:18am