Visit our pages to learn about invasive pests (Asian Longhorn Beetle)...

and invasive plants (Garlic Mustard).

Find resources for building & maintaining your pond.
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Find resources for building & maintaining your pond.

Learn about environmental regulations that affect you...

ways to manage your woods and other resources...

ways to manage your woods and other resources...

and so much more!

and so much more!


Our staff works to engage with the community to solve and respond to key environmental challenges, reduce and make more equitable our collective use of the Earth's resources, and inspire respect for natural systems and our reliance on them.

Worms from coffee compost pile

Worm Composting

Learn all about "Vermicomposting," an easy indoor composting system that uses red worms, in this workshop on March 25th. Every household leaves with a starter bin and worms! $10/household, space is limited!

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Practical earthkeeper

The Practical Earthkeeper

Learn about gardening workshops and events in our area, in The Practical Earthkeeper newsletter! Receive your own copy FREE by email, sign up here!

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Make a Bee Hotel for Native Pollinators

Learn about native pollinators and make a bee hotel to attract them to your garden at this class on Wednesday April 19 at 6:30 pm.

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2014 compost fair

Compost Fair

Celebrate spring's arrival at the annual Compost Fair at Tompkins County Cooperative Extension! In conjunction with the 4H Duck Race, this event is fun and educational for kids of all ages.

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Asbestos sheets


Asbestos is a common yet toxic material. Learn how to identify it and protect your home.

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Car sharing

Find people to ride with

Learn some simple tips that can help you find people to ride with to work, school and beyond!

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Sharon Anderson
Environment Team Leader
(607) 272-2292 ext. 156

Last updated March 21, 2017