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!

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Saturday Oct. 18!

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  • PRIVATE WELLS


    Do you know how to care for, protect, and maintain your private well? Experts from the Health Dept. and CCE will present a FREE program on Wednesday 10/22; participants get a coupon for a free water coliform test! Sign up today!

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  • LEAD CLASS


    The Lead Renovator's Refresher course on 10/24 provides EPA-required lead re-certification for renovators working on homes built before 1978.  Certification is valid for 5 years.

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  • LAST ONE


    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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  • 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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  • 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 16th 2014 - 10:11am