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!

  • 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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  • HOLIDAY LIGHTS

    LED holiday light display by Martin Lindsay, lindsaylights.com

    Have an Energy$mart holiday by switching to energy efficient holiday lighting.  You'll enjoy substantial savings on your energy bill while you contribute to the energy efficiency of your entire community.

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  • LOCAL TREES

    Balsam Fir, photo courtesy of USDA Forestry Archive

    Visit our updated list of sources for local U-Cut, fresh-cut and live evergreens, as well as tips on how to plant your live tree outside after the holidays!

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  • BE FOOD SAFE

    Roasted turkey with food thermometer

    Don't forget about food safety when preparing  your holiday turkey!  Learn the safest ways to defrost your bird, proper cooking temperature, whether or not to stuff, and how to store leftovers!

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  • FLY TYING

    "The Beauty" salmon fly, 1876

    Register now for our 9-week Intro. to Fly Tying workshop for youth or adults, co-sponsored by 4-H and the Leon Chandler Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Workshops will be held on Saturdays, Jan. 4 to March 1, 2014 at CCE-Tompkins.

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  • RADON


    January is Radon Action Month! Attend a FREE 20-minute presentation (at 4pm or 5pm) at our "Radon Action Event" on January 15th and take home a FREE home Radon test kit!

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Last updated: December 15th 2014 - 9:27am