ADVANCED COMPOSTING!

Take your compost knowledge to the next level in this 3-class series, Sept. 13, 20 & 27. Classes may be taken independently. Sign up today! Fee$

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Starts TONIGHT!

This FREE 8-class workshop at GIAC covers how to talk with your child (of any age) using the 5 communication skills. 8 Wednesdays, 6-8pm, Sept. 21-Nov. 9. Call today to sign up!

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Finger Lakes Cider Week

will be held October 1-9, 2016. Find places to sample and buy cider near you -- at tasting rooms, restaurants, and other venues -- in Hector, Ithaca, Lodi, Trumansburg and Watkins Glen!

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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!

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Advanced Composting!

Go beyond the basics and learn advanced composting techniques in this 3 class series on 9/13, 9/20 & 9/27. $5/person per class or $10 for the 3-class series

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Finger Lakes Cider Week

​Celebrate delicious hard cider, made here in our area, during Finger Lakes Cider Week, October 1-9, 2016. Find places to sample and buy cider near you!

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Growing Ginseng

Tour a ginseng farm and then learn about ginseng production from Extension Ginseng Specialist, Bob Beyfuss, in this workshop on Sept. 28 at CCE-Schuyler in Montour Falls. $20/person.

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Propagating Fruit & Nut Trees

Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres will demonstrate techniques for propagating edible tree species, at this workshop on Wednesday October 5. Call to pre-register.

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Allergy Friendly Cooking

This 6-session hands-on cooking class for kids aged 9-14 includes easy, allergen-free after school snacks, recipes, nutrition information, and more! Meets Thursdays 3:45-5:45pm, Oct. 6-Nov. 10. $fee.

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Challenging Behaviors

Learn how to deal with challenging behaviors in "Thriving With Your Spirited Child", a FREE 7-week class for parents and caregivers on Tuesdays 6-8pm starting on Oct. 11 at Groton Elementary. Call to register!

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Last updated September 26, 2016