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!

  • composting


    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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  • Under Pressure


    Learn to safely preserve low-acid foods such as vegetables & meats using a pressure canner, in this workshop on 7/25!  $15/person, space is limited!

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  • Freezing/Drying


    This workshop on July 31 will cover how to freeze fruits & vegetables to get the best results, and how to dry fruits, vegetables, and meat jerky safely at home.  $15/person.

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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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  • Car Problems

    Photo by Ruben de Rijcke, used courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

    This FREE Consumer Issues program on Thursday 8/14 will address how to avoid and resolve problems with car purchases and repairs. Stay and discuss unresolved consumer 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 Saturday August 16th!

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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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  • 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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  • Composting


    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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Last updated: July 29th 2014 - 10:44am