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!

  • COMPOST FAIR

    Composting is easy and fun!

    Learn all about making and using compost at the FREE Compost Fair, 12-4 on Sunday April 27 at CCE-Tompkins in conjunction with the 4-H Duck Race.  Tours, demos, prize giveaways, and MORE! C'mon down!

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  • OH, DEER!


    Learn strategies to keep wildlife from eating your edible and ornamental plantings in this hands-on workshop on May 1; you'll build deer fencing and shrub cages! $5-$10/person self-determined sliding scale.

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  • STREETS ALIVE!

    Streets Alive! Ithaca

    Streets Alive! is coming up on Sunday, May 4, from 1:00 to 5:00pm on Cayuga St. from Ithaca High School to Court Street, and down Court Street to GIAC. Stroll or roll through 30 fun activities, put on by dozens of organizations.  FREE!

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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 May 5th!

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  • PERENNIALS


    This hands-on workshop on Tuesday, May 6th will cover beautiful perennials that are easy to grow, and also pest, disease and deer-resistant!   Call to sign up so we can make enough handouts.

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  • ABOUT RENTING


    Learn about Tenant / Landlord Rights & Responsibilities at this FREE program on 5/9 with NYS Asst. District Attorney Mike Danaher. Come at 10:00AM for a special forum on City of Ithaca housing issues.

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  • TAKE THE BUS


    Seniors can learn about new ways to get around Tompkins County in this free Way2Go workshop on Friday, May 9th at Conifer Village!  Call to reserve your space!

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  • PLANT SALE

    2008 Plant Sale

    Master Gardeners & 40+ vendors and garden groups have plants you'll love for sale, from 9:00 to 2:00 on Saturday 5/17, at Ithaca High School!

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  • INSECT PESTS


    Learn how to identify common insect pests of vegetable plants, and how to control them in "Insect Pests of Vegetable Gardens: Identification and Organic Control" on Tuesday June 9, 6:30pm.

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Last updated: April 23rd 2014 - 4:38pm