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!

  • BREASTFEEDING


    This 6-class series on breastfeeding is FREE for moms with limited incomes, and just $30 for others. Meets on Mondays from 10AM-12PM. Start any time! Classes are ongoing!

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  • FOOD SAFETY


    This nationally recognized and accredited food safety training course is offered over two days- April 22 & 29 -  and provides participants with nationally-recognized certification in food safety.

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  • ABOUT FAMILIES


    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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  • GROW SPUDS


    Learn everything you need to know to grow your own potatoes using the Irish "lazy bed" method at this class with Chrys Gardener on April 24th. Sliding scale fee, $5-$10 per person. Call to save your space!

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  • DUCK RACE


    Chances are now on sale for the 2014 4-H Rubber Duck Race on Sunday, April 27!  Sign up for the new "Color Splash" ~5K Run!  $500 "Nest Egg" to the top finishing duck, plus great donated prizes for the runners!

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  • NO CRITTERS!


    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


    Join the fun on Sunday, May 4th when North Cayuga and Green Streets will be car-free and open to walk, roll, dance and bike.  Music, food, free events, and MORE!

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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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  • 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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Last updated: April 16th 2014 - 9:01am