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Electric vehicle and Energy Smart Community joint tabling at Tops Lansing

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

electric vehicles, Energy Smart Community, smart meters, energy efficiency

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Thriving With Your Spirited Child

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Learn about your child's temperament (and yours), how to develop effective strategies for dealing with temper tantrums, power struggles and other challenging behaviors in this FREE 7-week class series for parents and caregivers.What makes a spirited child? The key word that distinguishes spirite...

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Electric vehicle and Energy Smart Community joint tabling at Tops Lansing

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

electric vehicles, Energy Smart Community, smart meters, energy efficiency

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Privacy & Cybersecurity – Introduction

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Privacy & Cybersecurity With cyberspace being so widespread and so tightly intervened with the physical world, activities in cyber-reality are directly affecting our real human lives. And just like in the physical world, the Privacy and Security of the cyber-world are responsibilities of ...

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Bob Romick with his Nissan Leaf
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Electric vehicle and Energy Smart Community joint tabling at Tops Lansing

Thursday, July 18, 2019

electric vehicles, Energy Smart Community, smart meters, energy efficiency

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Bob Romick with his Nissan Leaf
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Electric vehicle and Energy Smart Community joint tabling at Tops Lansing

Friday, July 19, 2019

electric vehicles, Energy Smart Community, smart meters, energy efficiency

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Privacy & Cybersecurity – Introduction

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Privacy & Cybersecurity With cyberspace being so widespread and so tightly intervened with the physical world, activities in cyber-reality are directly affecting our real human lives. And just like in the physical world, the Privacy and Security of the cyber-world are responsibilities of ...

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Used Electric Vehicles Ride-and-Drive

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Not since their decline in popularity in the 1920s have electric vehicles (EVs) seen a resurgence of interest among governments, consumers, automaker, and material scientists. As with many clean technologies, EVs have been embraced by early adopters who were more willing to stomach the relat...

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Rachel Cartner with her cows at the 4-H Fair, 2013
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4-H Youth Fair

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

For a week in July each year, 4-H members in Tompkins County have an opportunity to share and showcase their projects at an entirely youth-run event, the 4-H Youth Fair. The public is invited to come and see what youth in this program are doing. Highlights of Fair Week include: livest...

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Food Preservation Series: Jams & Jellies

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Join the Master Food Preservers to learn how to make jams and jellies using a hot water bath canner. We will use fresh, local berries and all participants will leave with jam to take home. All materials are provided and included in the class fee. Scholarships are available.Upcoming food preservat...

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Rachel Cartner with her cows at the 4-H Fair, 2013
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4-H Youth Fair

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

For a week in July each year, 4-H members in Tompkins County have an opportunity to share and showcase their projects at an entirely youth-run event, the 4-H Youth Fair. The public is invited to come and see what youth in this program are doing. Highlights of Fair Week include: livest...

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Rachel Cartner with her cows at the 4-H Fair, 2013
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4-H Youth Fair

Thursday, July 25, 2019

For a week in July each year, 4-H members in Tompkins County have an opportunity to share and showcase their projects at an entirely youth-run event, the 4-H Youth Fair. The public is invited to come and see what youth in this program are doing. Highlights of Fair Week include: livest...

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Rachel Cartner with her cows at the 4-H Fair, 2013
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4-H Youth Fair

Friday, July 26, 2019

For a week in July each year, 4-H members in Tompkins County have an opportunity to share and showcase their projects at an entirely youth-run event, the 4-H Youth Fair. The public is invited to come and see what youth in this program are doing. Highlights of Fair Week include: livest...

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Rachel Cartner with her cows at the 4-H Fair, 2013
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4-H Youth Fair

Saturday, July 27, 2019

For a week in July each year, 4-H members in Tompkins County have an opportunity to share and showcase their projects at an entirely youth-run event, the 4-H Youth Fair. The public is invited to come and see what youth in this program are doing. Highlights of Fair Week include: livest...

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Gardening for Summer Color

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Identify your color style and learn which combination of shrubs, perennials, and annual plants will help you achieve the colorful summer garden of your dreams.We'll start the class with an introduction to basic color theory, then we'll discuss how the nature of light, transparency of plants, and ...

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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca. Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Note: January meeting is generally tr...

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Ridenour Lotus Pond and Garden Tour

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Hidden behind this suburban home on Warren Road in Ithaca is a treasure for viewing.Nancy Ridenour’s lotus pond is nestled between beautiful annual and perennial gardens and is filled with lotus blooms.Elegant flower stalks rise above the water’s surface and wave in the breeze.The effect is m...

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Edible Garden Tour: A Permaculture Oasis

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Join us on a high hillside in Newfield to tour this extensive garden that supplies our hosts with most of their vegetables, dried beans, herbs and small fruits for the entire year. They use no-dig methods and hugelkultur beds to greatly reduce weed pressure, allowing them to grow more fruit and v...

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Asst. Attorney General Mike Danaher makes a presentation in May 2016.
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Avoiding & Resolving Problems with Car Purchases & Repairs

Thursday, August 8, 2019

In this Consumer Issues Program, a NY State Attorney General's Office representative will make a brief presentation, then consult with individuals on unresolved consumer problems until 1:00 pm. Free and open to the public. No appointment is needed. Following the presentation, members of the publi...

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The Money as You Grow Reading Club

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Children Learn Key Money Concepts Through Group Storytime We all want our kids to have a good foundation in financial literacy. But, it can be hard finding the time, tools and resources to start them out with the building blocks for financial and well being. Fortunately, many of the skills...

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Canning Tomato Sauce & Salsa

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Join the Master Food Preservers for the second in our Food Preservation series, this time focusing on TOMATOES!  Learn to make sauce and salsa using a hot water bath canner and fresh, local, organic tomatoes! All materials you need for the class will be provided, and participants receive a j...

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Parents Apart®

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Parents Apart® is a six-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. The workshop is taught by therapists and attorneys and focuses on how children react emotionally to their parents' separation or divorce, and what pa...

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Fruition Seeds Farm Tour: Regionally Adapted Seed Production

Friday, August 23, 2019

Seed nerds, sustainability lovers, farmers, and gardeners--come join us for a fantastic day of learning and touring with Petra Page-Mann and her crew at Fruition Seeds farm in Naples, NY. We will load into vans here in Ithaca and drive together to Fruition Seeds (about 1.5 hours away).  We w...

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Seed Saving 101

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Learn to save your own flower and vegetable seeds for next year’s garden and to share with others! In this hands-on class participants will learn the basic principles of seed saving such as which home garden species you can save seed from, how to harvest, clean and process, and how to store them ...

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CLOSED for Labor Day

Monday, September 2, 2019

The CCE-Tompkins Education Center will be closed in observance of the Labor Day federal holiday. Classes and workshops scheduled for our facility on this date will still be held.

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CCE-Tompkins Education Center (Ithaca, NY)
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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca. Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Note: January meeting is generally tr...

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Cover Crops for the Home Garden

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Reduce your carbon footprint and enhance your soil all at once! Planting cover crops in your garden is a cost-effective form of nutrition and organic matter and keeps your soil, water, and nutrients from running off. Come learn which cover crops do well in our area and which ones work best f...

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Asst. Attorney General Mike Danaher makes a presentation in May 2016.
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Tenant/Landlord Rights & Responsibilities

Thursday, September 12, 2019

In this Consumer Issues Program, NY State Assistant Attorney General, Michael Danaher, will discuss issues surrounding leases, how security deposits are managed, when and how evictions occur, what to do about needed repairs, and how to avoid or resolve tenant-landlord disputes. Informati...

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Parents Apart®

Monday, September 16, 2019

Parents Apart® is a six-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. The workshop is taught by therapists and attorneys and focuses on how children react emotionally to their parents' separation or divorce, and what pa...

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Spring Bulbs: Three Months of Bloom

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Fall is the time to plan for a colorful spring. In this class, we will teach you how to plan for 3+ months of spring bulb bloom. The class will cover different bulb varieties, planting and growing tips (including planting in specialized conditions or with deer in mind), and a design exercise to...

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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca. Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Note: January meeting is generally tr...

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Asst. Attorney General Mike Danaher makes a presentation in May 2016.
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Consumer's Rights & Responsibilities in the Marketplace

Thursday, October 10, 2019

In this Consumer Issues Program, NYS Assistant Attorney General Mike Danaher will discuss ways consumers can be more informed when they make their purchasing decisions. The public is invited to learn how to avoid consumer problems and what to do if a problem occurs.Following the presentation, mem...

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Parents Apart®

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Parents Apart® is a six-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. The workshop is taught by therapists and attorneys and focuses on how children react emotionally to their parents' separation or divorce, and what pa...

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Winterizing Your Garden

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The key to GREAT Spring gardening is good Fall preparation!  Learn how to "put your garden to bed" for the winter: prepare your property and protect your soil from winter cold and spring rains, ensure optimal nutrition and soil tilth for great gardening the rest of the year. Fee: $10-$20/pe...

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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca. Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Note: January meeting is generally tr...

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Photo of Mike Danaher, NYS Assistant Attorney General, leads a monthly Consumer Issues program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.
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Charitable Giving Update

Thursday, November 14, 2019

In this Consumer Issues Program, NY State Assistant Attorney General Michael Danaher will make a presentation on charitable giving, scams, and things to consider when making donations.Following the presentation, members of the public have the opportunity to consult individually with Attorney Dana...

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Parents Apart®

Monday, November 18, 2019

Parents Apart® is a six-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. The workshop is taught by therapists and attorneys and focuses on how children react emotionally to their parents' separation or divorce, and what pa...

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CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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Vintage postcard circa 1911 for "Thanksgiving Greetings"
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CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 22, 2019

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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AARP Smart Driver 2-Day Class

Monday, November 25, 2019

Way2Go, in partnership with AARP, offers the nationally recognized 2-day AARP Smart Driver Workshop. The course is designed to meet the needs of older drivers, but it is suitable for drivers of all ages and is open to the general public.  This class is offered over 2 DAYS:&...

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Asst. Attorney General Mike Danaher makes a presentation in May 2016.
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Avoiding Consumer Problems on the Internet

Thursday, December 12, 2019

In this Consumer Issues program, Mike Danaher, NYS Assistant Attorney General, will explore ways for consumers to protect their identity, financial accounts, and personal information, and what they can do to resolve problems should they occur.Following the presentation, members of the pub...

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Parents Apart®

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Parents Apart® is a six-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. The workshop is taught by therapists and attorneys and focuses on how children react emotionally to their parents' separation or divorce, and what pa...

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Vegetables growing in raised beds at Hollygrove Market and Farm (HGMF) in New Orleans, LA on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. USDA photo by Karen Lawson.
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Planting A Fall Veggie Garden

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

It's not too late to start a garden! Learn how to extend your gardening season using veggies that can be planted now that will thrive in the cool days of fall and provide a harvest in October and beyond. We will discuss fall gardening techniques and share our favorite varieties of fall-growing ve...

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