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!

  • LEAF SWAP


    Don't pay to have  leaves hauled away! Bring clean, bagged leaves (no sticks or yard waste) to CCE-Tompkins from November 10 - 22.  Come on Nov. 22 from 10 to 1 to take away leaves for mulch or composting- everybody wins!

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  • SAFE DRIVERS


    The nationally recognized AARP Driver Safety class will be offered on Wednesday & Thursday, December 3 & 4, 12:45pm-4:00pm at CCE-Tompkins.  $20 for AARP members, $25 for non-members. Call to register - space is limited!

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  • ANNUAL MEETING

    2012 Annual Meeting audience

    Learn about Engaged Cornell with special guest speaker Judith Appleton, Cornell University's Vice-Provost for Land Grant Affairs at our Annual Meeting & Local Foods Breakfast on Wednesday, 12/10.

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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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  • 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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  • FALL CLEANUP

    Photo by Dave Goehring, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

    Take care of these tasks in the fall, and gardening will be far easier when spring comes around!  Weeding is the most important thing you can do!

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Last updated: November 21st 2014 - 12:31pm