Text | iCal | RSS

Events

Dad with small son, for use with "Parenting: the Hardest Job in the World" classes

Parenting: the Hardest Job in the World (Dryden)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

This FREE 8-class workshop led by Mary Hicks & Judy Horn will help you learn how to talk with your child (of any age) using the five communication skills: Encouragement, Can Do, Choices, Self-Control, and Respecting Feelings. Share your strengths with other parents/guardians, and learn effecti...

Read more

a gardener planting beans

Seed-to-Supper Volunteer Application Deadline

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Are you interested in helping beginning gardeners in your community learn to grow their own vegetables? This training will prepare Seed-to-Supper volunteer educators to teach FREE vegetable gardening classes in communities across Tompkins County. Volunteers will become familiar with the Seed-t...

Read more

hands holding soil

Join Our Environment Advisory Committee

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (CCE-Tompkins) is seeking six community members who will form a Program Advisory Committee to develop and guide environmental issues programming in our county. This effort emerges from increased local interest in climate change, renewable ener...

Read more

place setting with fork, knife and spoon and text saying "Help create a community food plan for Tompkins County. Braingsorm wiht us Wednesday Feb. 26, 5:30-8pm at Tompkins County Public library 101 # Green Street."

Food System Planning Kick-Off

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

EVENT AT CAPACITY - WAIT LIST ONLY. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE WAIT LIST ON THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW, TO BE CONTACTED ABOUT FUTURE EVENTS.The public is invited to this community conversation on an upcoming 2-year effort to look at our local food system to identify assets, gaps, vulnerabilities and...

Read more

Mary Hicks (center) with participants in Strengthening Families program in Dryden NY

Strengthening Families (Dryden)

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Calling all Dryden Families with youth in 6th-8th grades for our FREE Strengthening Families Program for parents and youth aged 10-14! This weekly class is a proven effective, family inclusive program that promotes positive communication, family bonding, and joint problem solving skills. The s...

Read more

a gardener planting beans

Seed to Supper Volunteer Training

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Help Tompkins County residents learn how to grow their own food! Come to this FREE training to become a volunteer teacher for Seed-to-Supper, a fun and innovative 6-session gardening program for beginning gardeners who want to learn to grow food on a budget.FREE Seed-to-Supper classes will b...

Read more

Youth giving presentation about planets

4-H Public Presentations Pre County Day

Saturday, February 29, 2020

All 4-H public presenters give their presentation to evaluators. No numerical scores are given. Evaluators talk though strengths and areas of opportunities for improvement. Youth must present at Pre County Day to move onto County Day. Youth present in order of arrival. Pre-registration is require...

Read more

a gardener planting beans

Seed to Supper Volunteer Training

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Help Tompkins County residents learn how to grow their own food! Come to this FREE training to become a volunteer teacher for Seed-to-Supper, a fun and innovative 6-session gardening program for beginning gardeners who want to learn to grow food on a budget.FREE Seed-to-Supper classes will b...

Read more

Dad with small son, for use with "Parenting: the Hardest Job in the World" classes

Parenting: the Hardest Job in the World (Dryden)

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

This FREE 8-class workshop led by Mary Hicks & Judy Horn will help you learn how to talk with your child (of any age) using the five communication skills: Encouragement, Can Do, Choices, Self-Control, and Respecting Feelings. Share your strengths with other parents/guardians, and learn effecti...

Read more

Kaela Klapan and Chloe Boutelle with the Farm to School banner

Harvest of the Month Cooking Class

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Youth in 3rd to 5th Grade from SNAP-eligible families are invited to attend our free Harvest of the Month Cooking Classes featuring Harvest of the Month recipes that they've enjoyed at school, with farm-fresh local and regional products to include: sweet potatoes, polenta (made from corn), wheat ...

Read more

Cold frame and hoop row covers, with zucchini in foreground

Four Season Food Production

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Extend your gardening season far beyond the traditional Memorial Day to Labor Day! Learn which vegetables are cold hardy and even prefer to be grown in spring and fall, and when to sow late plantings of tender veggies like green beans and zucchini for harvest in Sept/Oct. We'll also cover season ...

Read more

Dad with small son, for use with "Parenting: the Hardest Job in the World" classes

Parenting: the Hardest Job in the World (Lansing)

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

This FREE 8-class workshop led by Megan Redmond and Mary Hicks will help you learn how to talk with your child (of any age) using the five communication skills: Encouragement, Can Do, Shared Decisionmaking, Self-Control, and Respecting Feelings. Share your strengths with other parents/guardi...

Read more

EV and charging station

Why consider an electric vehicle?

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Are you curious about EVs but not sure where to start? In this brownbag lunch and EV display, we will cover EV basics (myths, technology, incentives, EV models, total cost of ownership). In the remaining 20 minutes, we will also showcase actual EVs and answer further questions. Discuss wit...

Read more

CCE-Tompkins Education Center (Ithaca, NY)

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, March 5, 2020

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...

Read more

Mary Hicks (center) with participants in Strengthening Families program in Dryden NY

Strengthening Families (Dryden)

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Calling all Dryden Families with youth in 6th-8th grades for our FREE Strengthening Families Program for parents and youth aged 10-14! This weekly class is a proven effective, family inclusive program that promotes positive communication, family bonding, and joint problem solving skills. The s...

Read more

A handful of healthy worms coming out of coffee compost; vermicomposting

Spring Worm Composting Class

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Learn how worms can make fast, rich compost for your garden while disposing of your food scraps. Take home the bin, a starter population of worms, and the knowledge to tend to your new pets. Space is limited. Register online (on link below) or call CCE-Tompkins during businesses hours (607)...

Read more

seed saving

Community Seed Swap

Saturday, March 7, 2020

NEW TIME - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pmCalling all seed savers, gardeners, and curious creatives! It’s time for beloved annual CCE Tompkins Community Seed Swap. Master Gardener Volunteers will be on hand to answer all your seedy questions. Go home with lots of locally adapted seeds from other local gardene...

Read more

Energy Navigators Banner

Energy Navigator Application Deadline

Monday, March 9, 2020

This 10-session training prepares volunteer Energy Navigators to help others in their community understand their energy use and take steps toward reducing energy use and bills, and switching from fossil fuels to renewables. Topics include understanding energy bills, calculating carbon ...

Read more

child between two parents; image used on Parents Apart class for parents in separation / divorce

Parents Apart®

Monday, March 9, 2020

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...

Read more

Liveable Landscape p 37 design drawing landscape plan

Garden Planning, Step 3: Garden Design Principles

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

It's time to design your garden, but where to start? Join designer Mila Fournier as she leads you through basic design principles that will help you make a successful plan that will bring you beauty for years to come. This class will not focus on individual plants (though no class here is complet...

Read more

Dad with small son, for use with "Parenting: the Hardest Job in the World" classes

Parenting: the Hardest Job in the World (Lansing)

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

This FREE 8-class workshop led by Megan Redmond and Mary Hicks will help you learn how to talk with your child (of any age) using the five communication skills: Encouragement, Can Do, Shared Decisionmaking, Self-Control, and Respecting Feelings. Share your strengths with other parents/guardi...

Read more

Asst. Attorney General Mike Danaher makes a presentation in May 2016.

Overview of the Ins & Outs of Insurances

Thursday, March 12, 2020

In this Consumer Issues Program, New York State Assistant Attorney General Mike Danaher will discuss insurance related issues. He will explore things consumers should consider when determining insurance needs; what insurance can and cannot do; and what to do if problems occur. The public is i...

Read more

Inclusive Leadership arrow graphic

Paid by Cornell’s Office of Professional Studies.  Margo has copy of licensing receipt.

Cultivating Inclusive Leadership: Fostering Engagement, Unleashing Innovation and Building Talent

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Cultivating Inclusive Leadership workshops teach frameworks, skills and practical tools to build engagement, support diverse leadership, and leverage the power of diverse teams

Read more

Public Presentation, 2010

4-H Public Presentations County Day

Saturday, March 14, 2020

County-wide event at which junior and senior presentations are given numerical scores and feedback provided by two evaluators. High scoring youth age 11+ are eligible to have the opportunity of presenting at District Day. Cloverbuds are welcome to give their presentations at County Day. Ribbons a...

Read more

Vegetable garden

Planning Your Vegetable Garden

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Take your vegetable gardening to the next level by learning how to create a comprehensive garden plan that includes timing on seeding, transplanting, succession planting, interplanting and crop rotation. Class will cover how to integrate flowers and herbs and will explore a few styles of gard...

Read more

drawing of a group of diverse people

Decision Making for the Inclusive Organization

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Learn how to to lead an successful, inclusive organizational or community decision making process that also furthers goals for diversity, inclusion, and engagement.

Read more

Kitchen garden in Gers, France with marigolds, tomatoes and trellises

Vegetable Gardening 101

Saturday, March 21, 2020

YOU ASKED FOR A BEGINNING VEGETABLE GARDENING CLASS AND HERE IT IS! This class, taught by two of our Master Gardeners, will help the beginning vegetable gardener learn how to choose a site for their vegetable garden, prepare the soil, start and transplant seeds, how to choose and use compost...

Read more

participants shaking hands at the 2018 Beyond the Box Networking & Job Fair

Beyond the Box Reentry Job Fair

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The 2020 Beyond the Box Networking & Job Fair for individuals who are seeking employment and community reintegration after experiencing incarceration or criminal convictions will be held on Tuesday, March 24, from 10:00am to 2:30pm at the Hotel Ithaca, 222 S Cayuga Street in Ithaca, New Yo...

Read more

seedlings in a flat

Seed Starting 101

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Grow everything from artichokes to zucchini from seed at home. Save money and enjoy the miraculous process of seed germination and plant growth in your home to get you through these last weeks of winter and get your garden started early. We’ll cover techniques such as cold stratification and scar...

Read more

volunteers van horn

Community Beautification Trainings

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Beautification Brigade takes care of public flower plantings in Ithaca. Have fun, learn gardening techniques, and help keep Ithaca gorgeous.  No experience required. Free dinner provided at the trainings. FREE and open to anyone who wishes to volunteer with the program. Contact M...

Read more

Deer tick on a leaf

Don't Get Ticked NY

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Come learn about the habitat, biology, identification, and control of tick species found in our area. Learn how to monitor your yard for high-density tick populations and how to reduce their occurrence. We will also cover some of the basics about what to do if you find a tick on your body. the fi...

Read more

volunteers van horn

Community Beautification Trainings

Monday, March 30, 2020

The Beautification Brigade takes care of public flower plantings in Ithaca. Have fun, learn gardening techniques, and help keep Ithaca gorgeous.  No experience required. Free dinner provided at the trainings. FREE and open to anyone who wishes to volunteer with the program. Contact M...

Read more

Kaela Klapan and Chloe Boutelle with the Farm to School banner

Harvest of the Month Cooking Class

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Youth in 3rd to 5th Grade from SNAP-eligible families are invited to attend our free Harvest of the Month Cooking Classes featuring Harvest of the Month recipes that they've enjoyed at school, with farm-fresh local and regional products to include: sweet potatoes, polenta (made from corn), wheat ...

Read more

Bee House

Make a Bee Hotel for Native Pollinators

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Help increase populations of native bees in your yard and garden with a handmade bee hotel! Native solitary bees, like mason bees and leafcutter bees, are gentle, easy to raise, and are as important for pollinating as honey bees.Jacob Johnston from Nature's Touch Consulting will give a presenta...

Read more

CCE-Tompkins Education Center (Ithaca, NY)

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, April 2, 2020

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...

Read more

Youth participants examine a house cat during the 4-H Animals & Medicine program, 2009

Animals & Medicine Program

Friday, April 3, 2020

Youth in grades 9-12 are invited to explore veterinary medicine through this five-week, mini-course for those with a sincere interest in biology, medicine and animals. Each session is taught by a different team of Cornell veterinary students, and lessons will incorporate guest presentations by v...

Read more

Climate wise gardening fair 2020

Climate Wise Gardening: An Earthkeeping Fair

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Everyone with a garden or yard can be “climate wise” by adopting practices that protect the earth and support wildlife. Hands-on activities and displays will show how the ecosystem works and how soil, microorganisms, and plants capture carbon. Together, we can contribute to bringing carbon and wa...

Read more

AARP Driver Safety logo

AARP Smart Driver 2-Day Class

Monday, April 6, 2020

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:&...

Read more

common hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) L. used as a street tree in a 6-8 foot tree lawn

Tree Selection & Plant Care - Citizen Pruner Training #1

Monday, April 6, 2020

Each spring, CCE-Tompkins offers a 3-part training series for individuals who wish to become Citizen Pruner Volunteers AND for members of the general public  who just want to know more about trees and how to care for them.  Classes cover pruning of trees and shrubs in a 3 p...

Read more

AARP Driver Safety logo

AARP Smart Driver 2-Day Class

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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:&...

Read more

vegetable garden leeks chard cabbage greens wattle fence boxwood grapes potager

Make Your Veggie Garden Beautiful

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Up Your Vegetable Gardening Game: Pointers on Making it Pretty!You've learned how to make your vegetable garden bountiful…now make it beautiful too! Join Master Gardener, Teresa Craighead, as she covers: flowers for in and around the vegetable garden, things to consider when introducing vegetable...

Read more

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

Home Improvement Scams

Thursday, April 9, 2020

In this Consumer Issues Program, Mike Danaher, Consumer Fraud Attorney from the New York State Attorney General's Office, will present information on what typical home improvement scams look like, how to avoid them, and what to do if they happen to you. The public is invited to attend this free p...

Read more

child between two parents; image used on Parents Apart class for parents in separation / divorce

Parents Apart®

Saturday, April 11, 2020

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...

Read more

Sage - Herb

Propagating and Growing Culinary Herbs

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Come join farmer Karma Glos of Kingbird Farm to learn how to grow culinary herbs in your home garden or farmstead. Karma will cover growing annual and perennial herbs from cuttings and seeds and how to process and dry herbs to keep your family eating homegrown fresh and dried herbs all year roun...

Read more

Inclusive Leadership arrow graphic

Paid by Cornell’s Office of Professional Studies.  Margo has copy of licensing receipt.

Cultivating Inclusive Leadership: Fostering Engagement, Unleashing Innovation and Building Talent

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Cultivating Inclusive Leadership workshops teach frameworks, skills and practical tools to build engagement, support diverse leadership, and leverage the power of diverse teams

Read more

making a pruning cut with hand pruners

Tree Pruning - Citizen Pruner Training #2

Monday, April 20, 2020

Each spring, CCE-Tompkins offers a 3-part training series for individuals who wish to become Citizen Pruner Volunteers AND for members of the general public  who just want to know more about trees and how to care for them.  Classes cover pruning of trees and shrubs in a 3 p...

Read more

Supper Club for new & expecting parents, photos of healthy foods

Supper Club for New & Expecting Parents

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Join Tina Snyder, nutrition educator and certified lactation counselor, for 5 evenings of cooking and eating together and sharing healthy eating and successful breastfeeding tips.  Take home freezer ready meals every week.  This series is offered at no charge, and is funded specifi...

Read more

2008 4-H Rubber Duck Race, Ithaca NY

4-H Duck Race

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Day long fundraiser for 4-H in Tompkins County (NY) includes a 5k "Color Splash" Run in the morning, and a rubber duck race from Cascadilla Falls to the Cooperative Extension Education Center at 615 Willow Avenue. Games, face painting, refreshments, and more at CCE-Tompkins!

Read more

Master Composter display booth

Compost Fair & 4-H Duck Race

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Celebrate spring's arrival by stopping by the Compost Fair for a guaranteed good time! The Compost Fair is held in conjunction with the 4-H Duck Race. Admission to all events is FREE and open to the public. At the Compost Fair, there will be information and demonstrations of beginning...

Read more

Redtwig Dogwood shrubs provide winter interest at Sign Triangle.

Shrub Pruning - Citizen Pruner Training #3

Monday, April 27, 2020

Each spring, CCE-Tompkins offers a 3-part training series for individuals who wish to become Citizen Pruner Volunteers AND for members of the general public  who just want to know more about trees and how to care for them.  Classes cover pruning of trees and shrubs in a 3 p...

Read more

Zinnias flowers red yellow blooming at Purity Point Summer 2019 route 13 Community Beautification

Growing Cut Flowers

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

What a joyful privilege to bring colorful blooms inside! Join us to learn about annual flower varieties that are easy to grow in your home garden and lend themselves to making beautiful arrangements. Each student will go home with seeds. 

Read more

Supper Club for new & expecting parents, photos of healthy foods

Supper Club for New & Expecting Parents

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Join Tina Snyder, nutrition educator and certified lactation counselor, for 5 evenings of cooking and eating together and sharing healthy eating and successful breastfeeding tips.  Take home freezer ready meals every week.  This series is offered at no charge, and is funded specifi...

Read more

Stewart Park, Ithaca NY

Tree ID Walk and Pruning Demo - Citizen Pruner Program Training #4

Monday, May 4, 2020

This final class for the pruning series allows participants to familiarize themselves with common trees in Ithaca and see spring pruning in action! Join CCE and the Citizen Pruner Program for a delightful walk outside to view various species of trees and shrubs.  These classes are free to Ci...

Read more

Kaela Klapan and Chloe Boutelle with the Farm to School banner

Harvest of the Month Cooking Class

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Youth in 3rd to 5th Grade from SNAP-eligible families are invited to attend our free Harvest of the Month Cooking Classes featuring Harvest of the Month recipes that they've enjoyed at school, with farm-fresh local and regional products to include: sweet potatoes, polenta (made from corn), wheat ...

Read more

red clover (Trifolium pratense) L.; cover crop

No-Till Gardening Techniques

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Reducing tillage in your garden helps preserve soil structure and also reduces the number of weed seeds that germinate each year. This helps improve your soil while also reducing the chore of weeding. At this hands-on class, participants will learn a variety of no-dig techniques, including broad ...

Read more

Supper Club for new & expecting parents, photos of healthy foods

Supper Club for New & Expecting Parents

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Join Tina Snyder, nutrition educator and certified lactation counselor, for 5 evenings of cooking and eating together and sharing healthy eating and successful breastfeeding tips.  Take home freezer ready meals every week.  This series is offered at no charge, and is funded specifi...

Read more

CCE-Tompkins Education Center (Ithaca, NY)

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, May 7, 2020

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...

Read more

child between two parents; image used on Parents Apart class for parents in separation / divorce

Parents Apart®

Monday, May 11, 2020

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...

Read more

Der Rosenmeister Gardens

Sustainable Rose Care

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Roses are often considered a difficult group of plants to grow. But with the right selection, roses can be a joy to have in your garden and do not take a lot of work.Learn about the "easy care" roses that not only survive but flourish in the Finger Lakes. Proper care of these roses will also be d...

Read more

Asst. Attorney General Mike Danaher makes a presentation in May 2016.

Tenant/Landlord Rights & Responsibilities

Thursday, May 14, 2020

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...

Read more

Supper Club for new & expecting parents, photos of healthy foods

Supper Club for New & Expecting Parents

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Join Tina Snyder, nutrition educator and certified lactation counselor, for 5 evenings of cooking and eating together and sharing healthy eating and successful breastfeeding tips.  Take home freezer ready meals every week.  This series is offered at no charge, and is funded specifi...

Read more

2017 Master Gardener Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale, Ithaca NY

Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers, an estimated 40 area growers, and other garden groups offer perennials, specialty plants and gardening advice. You will find organically grown vegetable transplants and heirloom varieties, a huge variety of annuals, herbs and many special...

Read more

Raspberries

Small Fruits for Home Gardens

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Small fruits are ideal fruits to grow if you are short on space and time. Currants, gooseberries and jostaberries should be ripe in the CCE gardens, if so we will do some tasting of these lesser-known fruits. We will also explore more common fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, blac...

Read more

Supper Club for new & expecting parents, photos of healthy foods

Supper Club for New & Expecting Parents

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Join Tina Snyder, nutrition educator and certified lactation counselor, for 5 evenings of cooking and eating together and sharing healthy eating and successful breastfeeding tips.  Take home freezer ready meals every week.  This series is offered at no charge, and is funded specifi...

Read more

Memorial Day Graphic

CLOSED for Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2020

Cornell Cooperative Extension offices will be closed in observance of the federal Memorial Day holiday.

Read more

Commons planters

Creative Container Gardening

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Learn how to combine perennials, annuals, herbs and edibles into containers from the leader of the Community Beautification Program, Martha Gioumousis who creates, designs, and plants the beautiful containers throughout Ithaca including those on the Ithaca Commons. No gardening...

Read more

Supper Club for new & expecting parents, photos of healthy foods

Supper Club for New & Expecting Parents

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Join Tina Snyder, nutrition educator and certified lactation counselor, for 5 evenings of cooking and eating together and sharing healthy eating and successful breastfeeding tips.  Take home freezer ready meals every week.  This series is offered at no charge, and is funded specifi...

Read more

Kaela Klapan and Chloe Boutelle with the Farm to School banner

Harvest of the Month Cooking Class

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Youth in 3rd to 5th Grade from SNAP-eligible families are invited to attend our free Harvest of the Month Cooking Classes featuring Harvest of the Month recipes that they've enjoyed at school, with farm-fresh local and regional products to include: sweet potatoes, polenta (made from corn), wheat ...

Read more

CCE-Tompkins Education Center (Ithaca, NY)

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, June 4, 2020

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...

Read more

Asst. Attorney General Mike Danaher makes a presentation in May 2016.

Being a Wise Consumer in the Utility Market

Thursday, June 11, 2020

In this month's Consumer Issues Program, "Being a Wise Consumer in the Utility Market", Mike Danaher, New York State Assistant Attorney General, will share information on how consumers can protect themselves from problems and what to do if a problem occurs. Issues to be covered include ...

Read more

child between two parents; image used on Parents Apart class for parents in separation / divorce

Parents Apart®

Saturday, June 13, 2020

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...

Read more

USPS bug stamps

Garden Insect ID & Organic Controls

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Learning to identify the beneficial insects and pests in your garden will help reduce insect damage to your vegetables, fruits and flowers. Participants at this class will learn characteristics of the major insect orders in our region, have an opportunity to try their hand at identifying insects ...

Read more

CCE-Tompkins Education Center (Ithaca, NY)

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, July 2, 2020

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...

Read more

1908 postcard of a bear lighting fireworks on the 4th of July

CLOSED for Independence Day

Friday, July 3, 2020

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

Read more

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

Update on Consumer Frauds & Scams

Thursday, July 9, 2020

In this Consumer Issues Program, NY State Assistant Attorney General, Michael Danaher, will discuss current consumer frauds and scams, the warning signs, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you become a victim.Following the presentation, members of the public have the opportunity to ...

Read more

child between two parents; image used on Parents Apart class for parents in separation / divorce

Parents Apart®

Monday, July 13, 2020

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...

Read more

Common lambsquarters weed

Garden Weed Identification and Management

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Are you overwhelmed by the weeds in your garden? Come learn to identify and control the top 12 annual weeds in your garden and top 6 perennials. We will go over methods of weed prevention and control without the use of harmful chemicals. Learn which are edible so if you can't get rid of them, at ...

Read more

CCE-Tompkins Education Center (Ithaca, NY)

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, August 6, 2020

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...

Read more

The hidden lotus pond is filled with tall, elegant blooms.

Ridenour Lotus Pond and Garden Tour

Saturday, August 8, 2020

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...

Read more

Asst. Attorney General Mike Danaher makes a presentation in May 2016.

Avoiding & Resolving Problems with Car Purchases & Repairs

Thursday, August 13, 2020

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. After his presentation, Danaher will consult in...

Read more

child between two parents; image used on Parents Apart class for parents in separation / divorce

Parents Apart®

Saturday, August 15, 2020

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...

Read more

CCE-Tompkins Education Center (Ithaca, NY)

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, September 3, 2020

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...

Read more

labor day graphic

CLOSED for Labor Day

Monday, September 7, 2020

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.

Read more

Asst. Attorney General Mike Danaher makes a presentation in May 2016.

Tenant/Landlord Rights & Responsibilities

Thursday, September 10, 2020

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...

Read more

child between two parents; image used on Parents Apart class for parents in separation / divorce

Parents Apart®

Monday, September 14, 2020

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...

Read more

CCE-Tompkins Education Center (Ithaca, NY)

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, October 1, 2020

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...

Read more

Asst. Attorney General Mike Danaher makes a presentation in May 2016.

Consumer's Rights & Responsibilities in the Marketplace

Thursday, October 8, 2020

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.After his presentation, Danaher...

Read more

child between two parents; image used on Parents Apart class for parents in separation / divorce

Parents Apart®

Saturday, October 17, 2020

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...

Read more

CCE-Tompkins Education Center (Ithaca, NY)

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, November 5, 2020

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...

Read more

child between two parents; image used on Parents Apart class for parents in separation / divorce

Parents Apart®

Monday, November 9, 2020

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...

Read more

Star Spangled Banner vintage postcard

CLOSED for Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.

Read more

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

Charitable Giving Update

Thursday, November 12, 2020

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.After his presentation, Danaher will consult individually with members of the public about specific issues they ...

Read more

Vintage postcard circa 1911 for "Thanksgiving Greetings"

CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2020

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

Read more

Vintage postcard circa 1911 for "Thanksgiving Greetings"

CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27, 2020

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

Read more

Asst. Attorney General Mike Danaher makes a presentation in May 2016.

Avoiding Consumer Problems on the Internet

Thursday, December 10, 2020

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.After his presentation, Danaher will consult ...

Read more

child between two parents; image used on Parents Apart class for parents in separation / divorce

Parents Apart®

Saturday, December 12, 2020

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...

Read more

Holiday Greetings from a vintage holiday card

CLOSED for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

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

Read more

Holiday Greetings from a vintage holiday card

CLOSED for the Holidays

Thursday, December 24, 2020

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

Read more

Holiday Greetings from a vintage holiday card

CLOSED for the Holidays

Friday, December 25, 2020

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

Read more