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Master Gardener “After-the-Plant-Sale” SALE!
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Master Gardener “After-the-Plant-Sale” SALE!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

If you missed the huge Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale this past weekend, here's another chance to stock your garden with beautiful perennials, grown specifically for the plant sale or donated from the personal gardens of our Master Gardener volunteers. When the sale ended, plants that r...

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Little Venice Dining Fundraiser
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Little Venice Dining Fundraiser

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Trumansburg/Ulysses Rural Youth Services program invites you to support this dining fundraiser by having dinner on Tuesday 5/22 at Little Venice Ristaurante in Trumansburg.  Last year, Trumansburg/Ulysses Youth Services worked with over 200 middle and high school students, offering a variety...

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Community Energy Conversations
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Community Energy Conversations

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Our energy systems are changing! Grid changes are affecting the way our electricity is produced, distributed, and used in our homes and other buildings. These changes bring opportunities and challenges for your family to spend less on your energy bill, lower your energy use, support the switch to...

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Prenatal Nutrition & Breastfeeding
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Prenatal Nutrition & Breastfeeding

Thursday, May 24, 2018

NOTE: Workshop dates and times subject to change.Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will host a series of 8 free workshops for you! At each workshop you’ll prepare a healthy meal and learn more about: Healthy nutrition for mom during and after pregnancyThe importance of breastfeed...

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Rock Gardening in the Finger Lakes
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Rock Gardening in the Finger Lakes

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Master Gardener and rock gardener Carol Eichler will  show slides of the construction of her rock garden in 2016, as well as the best plants for rock gardening in our region. The class will also include a tour of the rock garden at CCE that is planted and maintained by the Adirondack Chapter...

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Chicken BBQ Benefits 4-H Youth Fair
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Chicken BBQ Benefits 4-H Youth Fair

Saturday, May 26, 2018

C’mon out and get a delicious chicken BBQ dinner and support the 4-H Youth Fair. 11:00am till gone. Prices are: $10 - Full Meal ½ chicken, salt potatoes w/butter, baked beans, Texas Road House Roll w/cinnamon butter, homemade dessert and bottle of water!) or $6 Half Chicken only.Proceeds will ...

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Compost with Confidence
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Compost with Confidence

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Free compost class held the 4th Sat of the Month in area community gardens. Master Composters teach how to setup and manage compost. Includes tours and composting demonstrations of the garden.Each class in the series covers composting basics, and highlights composting techniques used in the commu...

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CLOSED for Memorial Day
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CLOSED for Memorial Day

Monday, May 28, 2018

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

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Beyond the Box: Networking & Job Fair
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Beyond the Box: Networking & Job Fair

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Beyond the Box Networking & Job Fair aims to address and reduce systemic barriers faced by formerly incarcerated people as they seek employment by connecting attendees with employers who offer a fair chance for every citizen, and with service providers who provide job readiness pro...

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No-Dig Gardening Techniques
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No-Dig Gardening Techniques

Thursday, May 31, 2018

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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ESC @ Local Festivals
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ESC @ Local Festivals

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Learn about energy topics anytime and anywhere. Look for our table at the following festivals:EcoFair, Ithaca College, April 20Compost Fair and 4-H Duck Race, April 29Streets Alive, April 29Ithaca Festival, June 2 - 3Grassroots, July 20 - 224-H Fair, July 26 -27Newfield Old Home Days, July 29Grot...

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ESC @ Local Festivals
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ESC @ Local Festivals

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Learn about energy topics anytime and anywhere. Look for our table at the following festivals:EcoFair, Ithaca College, April 20Compost Fair and 4-H Duck Race, April 29Streets Alive, April 29Ithaca Festival, June 2 - 3Grassroots, July 20 - 224-H Fair, July 26 -27Newfield Old Home Days, July 29Grot...

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Leadership in Our Midst: Developing Leader-full Teams & Organizations
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Leadership in Our Midst: Developing Leader-full Teams & Organizations

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

An Inclusive Leadership Development workshop from the Natural Leaders Initiative (NLI)Led by Margo Hittleman, NLI Coordinator This highly interactive workshop will introduce you to a dynamic "developmental leadership" framework and provide practical tools for recognizing and developing divers...

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Board of Directors Meeting
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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, June 7, 2018

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: November meeting coincides wit...

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Community Energy Q&A session - Dryden
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Community Energy Q&A session - Dryden

Friday, June 8, 2018

Learn about the changes in the energy landscape, how you and your family could address opportunities and challenges for reducing energy use, support the switch to renewable sources, and to be more comfortable in your own home.

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Be Broke Better!
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Be Broke Better!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Tips, Strategies, and Resources to Help You Keep a Little More Money In Your PocketA workshop on how to manage money by preparing a personal spending plan and identifying ways to decrease spending and increase income.  During the workshop, participants will learn to:List the steps for settin...

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Being a Wise Consumer in the Utility Market
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Being a Wise Consumer in the Utility Market

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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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Solar Energy Open Hours
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Solar Energy Open Hours

Thursday, June 14, 2018

During this hour and a half, we will hold office hours with a CCE Energy Educator to answer all your questions about going solar. Many of you may have noticed that solar has grown significantly in the Finger Lakes over the last few years and it is continuing to grow! In addition to the on-site so...

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Companion Planting & Interplanting in the Home Garden
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Companion Planting & Interplanting in the Home Garden

Thursday, June 14, 2018

June 14: Learn about what plants work well together and which don't, which repel bad bugs and which attract good ones, which provide essential nutrients and which block invasive weeds.

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Parents Apart®
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Parents Apart®

Saturday, June 16, 2018

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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Protect Your Identity Online
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Protect Your Identity Online

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Secure your Computer * Secure your Wifi Network * Secure internet browsing * Stay Safe on The Internet * Protect Your Privacy Online * Protect Privacy Of OthersLearn how to safeguard your computer, keep your digital data secure, and protect your privacy online. This beginner's guide to cybersecur...

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Compost with Confidence
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Compost with Confidence

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Free compost class held the 4th Sat of the Month in area community gardens. Master Composters teach how to setup and manage compost. Includes tours and composting demonstrations of the garden.Each class in the series covers composting basics, and highlights composting techniques used in the commu...

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Community Energy Conversations
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Community Energy Conversations

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Our energy systems are changing! Grid changes are affecting the way our electricity is produced, distributed, and used in our homes and other buildings. These changes bring opportunities and challenges for your family to spend less on your energy bill, lower your energy use, support the switch to...

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CLOSED for Independence Day
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CLOSED for Independence Day

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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

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Board of Directors Meeting
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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, July 5, 2018

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: November meeting coincides wit...

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Open Days Garden Tours
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Open Days Garden Tours

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Five very special private gardens will be open for one day only in this national event sponsored by The Garden Conservancy. This year's tour will include gardens with water elements, shade gardens, themed gardens, a working water wheel, lotus pond and garden art. Drop-in at any or all of the ...

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Parents Apart®
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Parents Apart®

Monday, July 9, 2018

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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Garden Insect ID and Organic Controls
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Garden Insect ID and Organic Controls

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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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Update on Consumer Frauds & Scams
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Update on Consumer Frauds & Scams

Thursday, July 12, 2018

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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Credit. Get Right!
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Credit. Get Right!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

This FREE "Credit. Get Right!" workshop covers how to understand your credit report, how to build/repair/maintain/understand your credit history.During the workshop, we will discuss:Why credit is important, how your score affects youWhat is the credit report really forOrder and analyze their cred...

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Fall Gardening in the Finger Lakes
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Fall Gardening in the Finger Lakes

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

July 18: Learn the timing and techniques for planting fall and winter crops.

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ESC @ Local Festivals
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ESC @ Local Festivals

Friday, July 20, 2018

Learn about energy topics anytime and anywhere. Look for our table at the following festivals:EcoFair, Ithaca College, April 20Compost Fair and 4-H Duck Race, April 29Streets Alive, April 29Ithaca Festival, June 2 - 3Grassroots, July 20 - 224-H Fair, July 26 -27Newfield Old Home Days, July 29Grot...

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Community Energy Conversations
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Community Energy Conversations

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Our energy systems are changing! Grid changes are affecting the way our electricity is produced, distributed, and used in our homes and other buildings. These changes bring opportunities and challenges for your family to spend less on your energy bill, lower your energy use, support the switch to...

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An Urban Oasis - Edible Garden Tour #1
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An Urban Oasis - Edible Garden Tour #1

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

July 25: An urban oasis in th midst of the City, this garden on a double lot integrates edibles and ornamentals, herbs and fruits, and stonework built over the years by a multigenerational family working together.

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ESC @ Local Festivals
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ESC @ Local Festivals

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Learn about energy topics anytime and anywhere. Look for our table at the following festivals:EcoFair, Ithaca College, April 20Compost Fair and 4-H Duck Race, April 29Streets Alive, April 29Ithaca Festival, June 2 - 3Grassroots, July 20 - 224-H Fair, July 26 -27Newfield Old Home Days, July 29Grot...

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Compost with Confidence
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Compost with Confidence

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Free compost class held the 4th Sat of the Month in area community gardens. Master Composters teach how to setup and manage compost. Includes tours and composting demonstrations of the garden.Each class in the series covers composting basics, and highlights composting techniques used in the commu...

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ESC @ Local Festivals
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ESC @ Local Festivals

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Learn about energy topics anytime and anywhere. Look for our table at the following festivals:EcoFair, Ithaca College, April 20Compost Fair and 4-H Duck Race, April 29Streets Alive, April 29Ithaca Festival, June 2 - 3Grassroots, July 20 - 224-H Fair, July 26 -27Newfield Old Home Days, July 29Grot...

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Plant Disease ID and Organic Controls
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Plant Disease ID and Organic Controls

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Learn to ID common plant diseases and treat them organically at this class on Wednesday August 1.

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Board of Directors Meeting
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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, August 2, 2018

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: November meeting coincides wit...

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Edible Garden Tour #2: A 40 year-old Edible Garden in the Hills
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Edible Garden Tour #2: A 40 year-old Edible Garden in the Hills

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

August 8: A private garden in Danby's 40 year edible garden showcases localized growing methods and experience over the years.

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Avoiding & Resolving Problems with Car Purchases & Repairs
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Avoiding & Resolving Problems with Car Purchases & Repairs

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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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Parents Apart®
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Parents Apart®

Saturday, August 11, 2018

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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Community Energy Conversations
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Community Energy Conversations

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Our energy systems are changing! Grid changes are affecting the way our electricity is produced, distributed, and used in our homes and other buildings. These changes bring opportunities and challenges for your family to spend less on your energy bill, lower your energy use, support the switch to...

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Seed Saving
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Seed Saving

Thursday, August 23, 2018

August 23: Learn to save your own flower and vegetable seeds for next year’s garden and to share with others!

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ESC @ Local Festivals
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ESC @ Local Festivals

Friday, August 24, 2018

Learn about energy topics anytime and anywhere. Look for our table at the following festivals:EcoFair, Ithaca College, April 20Compost Fair and 4-H Duck Race, April 29Streets Alive, April 29Ithaca Festival, June 2 - 3Grassroots, July 20 - 224-H Fair, July 26 -27Newfield Old Home Days, July 29Grot...

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Compost with Confidence
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Compost with Confidence

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Free compost class held the 4th Sat of the Month in area community gardens. Master Composters teach how to setup and manage compost. Includes tours and composting demonstrations of the garden.Each class in the series covers composting basics, and highlights composting techniques used in the commu...

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CLOSED for Labor Day
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CLOSED for Labor Day

Monday, September 3, 2018

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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Board of Directors Meeting
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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, September 6, 2018

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: November meeting coincides wit...

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Parents Apart®
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Parents Apart®

Monday, September 10, 2018

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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Tenant/Landlord Rights & Responsibilities
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Tenant/Landlord Rights & Responsibilities

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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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Advanced Compost series
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Advanced Compost series

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Go beyond the basics and "dig deeper" into the art and science of composting in this three-class series: Class 1 - how it works / the composting processClass 2 - testing and useClass 3 - troubleshooting and advanced techniquesCome to one class or them all. Go home with some new ideas, and with...

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ESC @ Local Festivals
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ESC @ Local Festivals

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Learn about energy topics anytime and anywhere. Look for our table at the following festivals:EcoFair, Ithaca College, April 20Compost Fair and 4-H Duck Race, April 29Streets Alive, April 29Ithaca Festival, June 2 - 3Grassroots, July 20 - 224-H Fair, July 26 -27Newfield Old Home Days, July 29Grot...

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Advanced Compost series
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Advanced Compost series

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Go beyond the basics and "dig deeper" into the art and science of composting in this three-class series: Class 1 - how it works / the composting processClass 2 - testing and useClass 3 - troubleshooting and advanced techniquesCome to one class or them all. Go home with some new ideas, and with...

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Community Energy Conversations
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Community Energy Conversations

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Our energy systems are changing! Grid changes are affecting the way our electricity is produced, distributed, and used in our homes and other buildings. These changes bring opportunities and challenges for your family to spend less on your energy bill, lower your energy use, support the switch to...

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ESC @ Local Festivals
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ESC @ Local Festivals

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Learn about energy topics anytime and anywhere. Look for our table at the following festivals:EcoFair, Ithaca College, April 20Compost Fair and 4-H Duck Race, April 29Streets Alive, April 29Ithaca Festival, June 2 - 3Grassroots, July 20 - 224-H Fair, July 26 -27Newfield Old Home Days, July 29Grot...

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Advanced Compost series
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Advanced Compost series

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Go beyond the basics and "dig deeper" into the art and science of composting in this three-class series: Class 1 - how it works / the composting processClass 2 - testing and useClass 3 - troubleshooting and advanced techniquesCome to one class or them all. Go home with some new ideas, and with...

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Board of Directors Meeting
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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, October 4, 2018

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: November meeting coincides wit...

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Consumer's Rights & Responsibilities in the Marketplace
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Consumer's Rights & Responsibilities in the Marketplace

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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®
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Parents Apart®

Saturday, October 13, 2018

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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Fall Worm Composting Class
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Fall Worm Composting Class

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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. $10 per household. Register early, space is limited!  REGISTER ONLINE HERE! Yo...

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Board of Directors Meeting
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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, November 1, 2018

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: November meeting coincides wit...

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Charitable Giving Update
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Charitable Giving Update

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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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CLOSED for Veteran's Day
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CLOSED for Veteran's Day

Monday, November 12, 2018

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

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Parents Apart®
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Parents Apart®

Monday, November 12, 2018

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
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CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22, 2018

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

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CLOSED for Thanksgiving
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CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 23, 2018

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

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Avoiding Consumer Problems on the Internet
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Avoiding Consumer Problems on the Internet

Thursday, December 13, 2018

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®
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Parents Apart®

Saturday, December 15, 2018

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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