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!

  • Save Seeds

    Learn how to save seed from your own  vegetable garden plants in this workshop on Tuesday, July 15th. Cost is $5-$10/person self-dertermined sliding scale.


  • 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.


  • Power Outage?

    Find recommendations on what foods you can save and what ones to discard, suggestions on cooking when the power is out, and other useful links regarding food during emergencies, on our fact sheet.


  • Phosphorus

    This public meeting on Thursday, July 17th will share water quality monitoring results of Cayuga Lake and the tributary streams, with a focus on phosphorus sources and impacts.


  • 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.


  • Freeze & Dry

    This workshop on July 31 will cover how to freeze fruits & vegetables to get the best results, and how to dry fruits, vegetables, and meat jerky safely at home.  $15/person.


  • 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.


  • Car Problems

    Photo by Ruben de Rijcke, used courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

    This FREE Consumer Issues program on Thursday 8/14 will address how to avoid and resolve problems with car purchases and repairs. Stay and discuss unresolved consumer issues.


  • farm city day

    Spend Saturday, August 9th on a working dairy farm, and learn why agriculture is so important in Tompkins County!  There's lots to see and do for the whole family! Hay rides, pet a calf, visit the milking parlor, and more!


Last updated: July 14th 2014 - 9:12am