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Compost display - "greens & browns"

Application deadline for 2020 Master Composter training

Monday, January 27, 2020

Help promote responsible composting in Tompkins County as a Master Composter volunteer! Free training involves 20 hours of class time covering composting in depth, and 20 hours of volunteer time (the "practical internship"). After training, Master Composters give back to the community in a ...

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Group of youths making kebabs during  Fall 2019 Kids in the Kitchen Cooking series

2020 Kids in the Kitchen

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The kitchen may sometimes feel like the realm of adults where kids feel like they are just in the way. This winter, our expert team of foodies wants to help you find your place in the exciting, tasty and empowering world of cooking. Learning to cook is a great way for teens and 'tweens to boost s...

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Radioactivity sign against a blue sky, for use on Radon education events

Radon Action Event

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

January is Radon Action Month! Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. Though it is naturally occurring in rocks and soil it can accumulate in your home. Do you know how much radon you have in your home and what the acceptable ...

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diverse laughing children on the ground together

Parenting: The Hardest Job in the World (Ithaca)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

This FREE 8-class workshop led by  Serena Ward & Lucy Barrett 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 lea...

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landscape home site analysis garden design from https://blogs.cornell.edu/hort/2012/05/23/online-garden-design-course-starts-june-11/

Garden Planning, Step 1: Get To Know Your Site

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The first step to creating a wonderful garden is understanding your site. In this class, we will explore how the fundamentals of sun, wind, and water affect your property and the siting of your gardens. We will learn mapping techniques and each student will have the chance to analyze their own pr...

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Black Bear Print, Ithaca, NY (Primitive Pursuits)

Wildlife Tracking for Adults

Friday, January 31, 2020

Learn to read stories in animal tracks!Join Primitive Pursuits for  this weekend intensive, and you’ll become pretty darn good at confidently identifying the tracks and trails of local wildlife. Just in the last few years, we’ve witnessed the reestablishment of several keystone mammal specie...

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Black Bear Print, Ithaca, NY (Primitive Pursuits)

Wildlife Tracking for Adults

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Learn to read stories in animal tracks!Join Primitive Pursuits for  this weekend intensive, and you’ll become pretty darn good at confidently identifying the tracks and trails of local wildlife. Just in the last few years, we’ve witnessed the reestablishment of several keystone mammal specie...

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Group of youths making kebabs during  Fall 2019 Kids in the Kitchen Cooking series

2020 Kids in the Kitchen

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The kitchen may sometimes feel like the realm of adults where kids feel like they are just in the way. This winter, our expert team of foodies wants to help you find your place in the exciting, tasty and empowering world of cooking. Learning to cook is a great way for teens and 'tweens to boost s...

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chickens in the yard

Keeping A Small Flock of Chickens

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

This class is intended for individuals who want to keep a few chickens in the backyard for home egg production. The City of Ithaca and the Villages of Dryden and Trumansburg allow residents to keep a small number of chickens in the back yard (check the specific municipal ordinances for any r...

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CCE-Tompkins Education Center (Ithaca, NY)

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, February 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...

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a gardener planting beans

Seed to Supper Volunteer Information Meeting

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Help Tompkins County residents learn how to grow their own food! Come to this FREE informational session on how 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-Su...

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Mad City Money

Friday, February 7, 2020

Volunteer now to take part in a one-time "Mad Money" simulation to teach money management skills to 300 Ithaca High School seniors on February 7th, 2020 from 1:00 pm-3:10 pm.  Around 95 volunteers are needed to play the roles of 'Mad Money Merchants' and 'Mad Money Guides' in this educationa...

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Children at a table with fresh vegetables

Harvest of the Month Cooking Class

Friday, February 7, 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 ...

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Dan Klein at a conservatory

Some Gardens of England with Dan Klein

Sunday, February 9, 2020

In May 2019, Dan spent a week in London attending the Chelsea Flower Show and visiting several gardens. The slide show will feature splashes of color from the flower show and will take a light look at some gardens, trees, and a few old buildings.Dan Klein worked for the Community Beautification P...

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Group of youths making kebabs during  Fall 2019 Kids in the Kitchen Cooking series

2020 Kids in the Kitchen

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The kitchen may sometimes feel like the realm of adults where kids feel like they are just in the way. This winter, our expert team of foodies wants to help you find your place in the exciting, tasty and empowering world of cooking. Learning to cook is a great way for teens and 'tweens to boost s...

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Liveable Landscape Design p28 landscape plan garden plan site plan black and white

Garden Planning, Step 2: Big Picture Site Design

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Learn the practical skills to discover what you need and want from your garden and discover your garden style. Learn how to apply that knowledge to your site to create a guiding plan for the development of your property. Bring along a map of your property if you have one. A laptop would be h...

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

Scams Targeting Senior Citizens

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Mike Danaher, New York State Assistant Attorney General, will discuss Scams Targeting Senior Citizens: a presentation about scams and frauds that may affect older adults, including how to recognize and protect yourself and others from becoming a victim. The free presentation will be at 11 AM...

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a gardener planting beans

Seed-to-Supper Volunteer Application Deadline

Friday, February 14, 2020

Are you interested in helping beginning gardeners in your community learn to grow their own vegetables? This training program will prepare Seed to Supper volunteer educators to teach free vegetable gardening classes throughout Tompkins County. Volunteers will gain familiarity with the Seed to...

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

Parents Apart®

Saturday, February 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...

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Youth seasoning tabouli during Fall 2019 Kids in the Kitchen Cooking series

2020 Kids Cooking Camp for Winter Break!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Our popular Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Class for youth aged 8 and up will run for a full week during February Break, 2/17 to 2/21, 9am to 4pm daily in the fully equipped Cargill Teaching Kitchen at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. Learning to cook is a great way for teens and 't...

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Closed for Presidents Day

CLOSED for Presidents' Day

Monday, February 17, 2020

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

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Youth seasoning tabouli during Fall 2019 Kids in the Kitchen Cooking series

2020 Kids Cooking Camp for Winter Break!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Our popular Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Class for youth aged 8 and up will run for a full week during February Break, 2/17 to 2/21, 9am to 4pm daily in the fully equipped Cargill Teaching Kitchen at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. Learning to cook is a great way for teens and 't...

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Youth seasoning tabouli during Fall 2019 Kids in the Kitchen Cooking series

2020 Kids Cooking Camp for Winter Break!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Our popular Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Class for youth aged 8 and up will run for a full week during February Break, 2/17 to 2/21, 9am to 4pm daily in the fully equipped Cargill Teaching Kitchen at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. Learning to cook is a great way for teens and 't...

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Youth seasoning tabouli during Fall 2019 Kids in the Kitchen Cooking series

2020 Kids Cooking Camp for Winter Break!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Our popular Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Class for youth aged 8 and up will run for a full week during February Break, 2/17 to 2/21, 9am to 4pm daily in the fully equipped Cargill Teaching Kitchen at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. Learning to cook is a great way for teens and 't...

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Youth seasoning tabouli during Fall 2019 Kids in the Kitchen Cooking series

2020 Kids Cooking Camp for Winter Break!

Friday, February 21, 2020

Our popular Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Class for youth aged 8 and up will run for a full week during February Break, 2/17 to 2/21, 9am to 4pm daily in the fully equipped Cargill Teaching Kitchen at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. Learning to cook is a great way for teens and 't...

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Snow covers blossoming trees in spring on the Engineering Quad (Cornell University Photography)

CANCELLED - Inspiration from the Winter Garden

Sunday, February 23, 2020

We've had to CANCEL this event.While not flowery, winter landscapes have a stark beauty of their own and provide critical habitat for insects, birds, and wildlife. Join us for this slide show of inspirational images that explore the ways in which the winter landscape can be a source of beauty thr...

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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...

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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! This weekly class is a proven effective, family inclusive program that promotes positive communication, family bonding, and joint problem solving skills. The sessions will begin with a shared...

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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...

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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...

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Children at a table with fresh vegetables

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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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! This weekly class is a proven effective, family inclusive program that promotes positive communication, family bonding, and joint problem solving skills. The sessions will begin with a shared...

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seed saving

Community Seed Swap

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Calling 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 gardeners. Bring your own seed coll...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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

Vegetable Gardening 101

Saturday, March 21, 2020

This class will help the beginning vegetable gardener learn how to site a veggie garden, prepare the soil, start and transplant seeds, how to choose and use mulch, how to care for your plants throughout the season, and when to harvest. We'll also cover gardening in containers and some easy vegeta...

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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...

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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...

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Children at a table with fresh vegetables

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 ...

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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 Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology will give a pre...

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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...

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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.

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Children at a table with fresh vegetables

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 ...

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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 f...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 a...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Commons planters

Creative Container Gardening

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Learn how to integrate 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 gardeni...

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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...

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Children at a table with fresh vegetables

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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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