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Tompkins County Coalition for Families
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Tompkins County Coalition for Families

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Join with parents, volunteers and agency staff members to strengthen our community for children, youth and families! Monthly meetings focus on creating family-centered services, enhancing collaboration, and exploring policy issues. All are welcome! 8:30-9:30am Coalition Meeting 9:30-...

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Winterizing Your Garden
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Winterizing Your Garden

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The key to great spring gardening is winter preparation.  Lean how to prepare and protect you soil from winter cold and spring rains, and how to ensure optimal nutrition and soil tilth for great growing when spring rolls around.  This slide show will guide you through the process of win...

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Standards of Quality Certification Training
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Standards of Quality Certification Training

Friday, October 20, 2017

How can we work with families most effectively? What does it mean to be a quality Family Strengthening and Support Program? How can managers, direct service staff, and families work together to develop and sustain quality programs? The “Standards of Quality for Family Streng...

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Compost w/ Confidence
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Compost w/ Confidence

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Local composting experts provide information and give hands-on demonstrations to help you set up and manage a compost system in any setting! Each class of this FREE series covers composting basics, and a different focal topic is addressed each month (see below) to help you address any compost is...

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4-H Fall Festival & Chicken BBQ
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4-H Fall Festival & Chicken BBQ

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Giant Pumpkin Weigh In and AwardsChicken BBQ - Served at 11:00am til goneLive Animal DisplayFun Activities and MoreSee samples of 4-H'ers exciting, creative & Dynamic Work

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Thriving With Your Spirited Child (Newfield)
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Thriving With Your Spirited Child (Newfield)

Monday, October 23, 2017

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

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Take Your Recipe to the Next Level
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Take Your Recipe to the Next Level

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Let's Take Your Recipe to the Next Level!9/27: Making Sauces & Business Plan 101In this session we will discuss how to make various tomato-based sauces using a pressure canner. Master Preserver Ann Supa will demonstrate how to safely create a product using food-safety and safe food handling...

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4-H Holiday Bake-Off
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4-H Holiday Bake-Off

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The 4-H Holiday Bake-Off is open to all youth, you do not need to be a 4-H Member to participate!Participation Guidelines:Open to youth 4–18 years of age; youth do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to participate; Cloverbud (4–7 years), Junior (8–12 years), Senior (13–18 years)Each youth must have a...

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AARP Smart Driver Workshop - 2 Day Course                                                          (must be able to attend both days)
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AARP Smart Driver Workshop - 2 Day Course (must be able to attend both days)

Monday, October 30, 2017

Way2Go, in partnership with AARP, offers the nationally recognized AARP Smart Driver Workshop, a 2-day course -- October 30 AND October 31 -or November 21 AND 22- that is open to the general public. Although the course is designed to meet the needs of older drivers, it is suitable for dr...

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Treasure Hunt on the Reuse Trail
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Treasure Hunt on the Reuse Trail

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Take a stroll on the Reuse Trail during the whole month of October, solve a puzzle, and enter a raffle to win prizes of $40, $80, $120, and $200 in gift cards from participating stores. Free and no purchase necessary (but participants do get a 10% discount). Solve the bonus question to win a cust...

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Board of Directors Meeting
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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, November 2, 2017

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 Café Host Training
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Community Café Host Training

Friday, November 3, 2017

 Learn how to host a successful Community Café, and become a leader for stronger families in our community. This facilitated training is based on World Café principles, now being used in Community Cafés held across Tompkins County.  All are welcome! Bring a friend or two from your comm...

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Vote for Worms Composting Class
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Vote for Worms Composting Class

Saturday, November 4, 2017

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! To register online, please c...

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Nut Bonanza
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Nut Bonanza

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Taste freshly harvested American persimmons, acorns, chestnuts, hickory nuts, butternuts, hazelnuts, and black walnuts at the Nut Bonanza on Saturday November 12, held at Twisted Tree Farm in Spencer.

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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!
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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!

Monday, November 6, 2017

GOT LEAVES? GET COMPOST! Instead of paying for leaf pickup, bring your CLEAN** bagged leaves (residential leaves only, no branches or other yard waste) to CCE-Tompkins during the dropoff period from Monday, November 6 through Saturday, November 18.Gardeners and composters are invited to come bet...

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Parents Apart®
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Parents Apart®

Monday, November 6, 2017

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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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!
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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

GOT LEAVES? GET COMPOST! Instead of paying for leaf pickup, bring your CLEAN** bagged leaves (residential leaves only, no branches or other yard waste) to CCE-Tompkins during the dropoff period from Monday, November 6 through Saturday, November 18.Gardeners and composters are invited to come bet...

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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!
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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

GOT LEAVES? GET COMPOST! Instead of paying for leaf pickup, bring your CLEAN** bagged leaves (residential leaves only, no branches or other yard waste) to CCE-Tompkins during the dropoff period from Monday, November 6 through Saturday, November 18.Gardeners and composters are invited to come bet...

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Charitable Giving Update
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Charitable Giving Update

Thursday, November 9, 2017

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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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!
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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

GOT LEAVES? GET COMPOST! Instead of paying for leaf pickup, bring your CLEAN** bagged leaves (residential leaves only, no branches or other yard waste) to CCE-Tompkins during the dropoff period from Monday, November 6 through Saturday, November 18.Gardeners and composters are invited to come bet...

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Winterizing Your Garden
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Winterizing Your Garden

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The key to GREAT Spring gardening is good fall preparation!  Learn how to prepare and protect your soil from winter cold and spring rains, and how to ensure optimal nutrition and soil tilth for great gardening the rest of the year. Fee: $5-$10/person self-determined sliding scale, no one wi...

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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!
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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!

Friday, November 10, 2017

GOT LEAVES? GET COMPOST! Instead of paying for leaf pickup, bring your CLEAN** bagged leaves (residential leaves only, no branches or other yard waste) to CCE-Tompkins during the dropoff period from Monday, November 6 through Saturday, November 18.Gardeners and composters are invited to come bet...

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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!
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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

GOT LEAVES? GET COMPOST! Instead of paying for leaf pickup, bring your CLEAN** bagged leaves (residential leaves only, no branches or other yard waste) to CCE-Tompkins during the dropoff period from Monday, November 6 through Saturday, November 18.Gardeners and composters are invited to come bet...

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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!
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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

GOT LEAVES? GET COMPOST! Instead of paying for leaf pickup, bring your CLEAN** bagged leaves (residential leaves only, no branches or other yard waste) to CCE-Tompkins during the dropoff period from Monday, November 6 through Saturday, November 18.Gardeners and composters are invited to come bet...

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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!
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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!

Monday, November 13, 2017

GOT LEAVES? GET COMPOST! Instead of paying for leaf pickup, bring your CLEAN** bagged leaves (residential leaves only, no branches or other yard waste) to CCE-Tompkins during the dropoff period from Monday, November 6 through Saturday, November 18.Gardeners and composters are invited to come bet...

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Leveraging the Power of Diverse Teams
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Leveraging the Power of Diverse Teams

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Led by Margo Hittleman, Co-founder and Coordinator, Natural Leaders Initiative (Bio). Often, people put together diverse teams, but then work in ways that fail to reap the benefits of that diversity. This highly interactive workshop offers both a framework and practical tools for leveraging th...

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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!
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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

GOT LEAVES? GET COMPOST! Instead of paying for leaf pickup, bring your CLEAN** bagged leaves (residential leaves only, no branches or other yard waste) to CCE-Tompkins during the dropoff period from Monday, November 6 through Saturday, November 18.Gardeners and composters are invited to come bet...

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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!
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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

GOT LEAVES? GET COMPOST! Instead of paying for leaf pickup, bring your CLEAN** bagged leaves (residential leaves only, no branches or other yard waste) to CCE-Tompkins during the dropoff period from Monday, November 6 through Saturday, November 18.Gardeners and composters are invited to come bet...

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PS-It Works! Training
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PS-It Works! Training

Thursday, November 16, 2017

This two-day Parenting Skills training will help prepare professionals to make referrals to the parenting skills workshop series, reinforce use of the five communication skills with clients, conduct the Parenting Skills Workshop Series, conduct the Parenting Skills for Literacy Series, and us...

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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!
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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

GOT LEAVES? GET COMPOST! Instead of paying for leaf pickup, bring your CLEAN** bagged leaves (residential leaves only, no branches or other yard waste) to CCE-Tompkins during the dropoff period from Monday, November 6 through Saturday, November 18.Gardeners and composters are invited to come bet...

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Emerald Ash Borer Impacts
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Emerald Ash Borer Impacts

Thursday, November 16, 2017

​Ithaca City Forester Jeanne Grace will cover how to identify and manage Emerald Ash Borer at this class on Thursday, November 16, 6:30-8pm. Fee; register online.

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PS-It Works! Training
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PS-It Works! Training

Friday, November 17, 2017

This two-day Parenting Skills training will help prepare professionals to make referrals to the parenting skills workshop series, reinforce use of the five communication skills with clients, conduct the Parenting Skills Workshop Series, conduct the Parenting Skills for Literacy Series, and us...

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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!
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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!

Friday, November 17, 2017

GOT LEAVES? GET COMPOST! Instead of paying for leaf pickup, bring your CLEAN** bagged leaves (residential leaves only, no branches or other yard waste) to CCE-Tompkins during the dropoff period from Monday, November 6 through Saturday, November 18.Gardeners and composters are invited to come bet...

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RESILIENCE: Film Screening, Discussion & Resource Fair
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RESILIENCE: Film Screening, Discussion & Resource Fair

Friday, November 17, 2017

The public is invited to attend a screening and discussion of  "Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope", an award winning film that chronicles the work of pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities that are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of v...

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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!
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6th Annual Leaf Swap & Compost Giveaway!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

GOT LEAVES? GET COMPOST! Instead of paying for leaf pickup, bring your CLEAN** bagged leaves (residential leaves only, no branches or other yard waste) to CCE-Tompkins during the dropoff period from Monday, November 6 through Saturday, November 18.Gardeners and composters are invited to come bet...

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AARP Smart Driver Workshop - 2 Day Course                                                          (must be able to attend both days)
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AARP Smart Driver Workshop - 2 Day Course (must be able to attend both days)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Way2Go, in partnership with AARP, offers the nationally recognized AARP Smart Driver Workshop, a 2-day course -- October 30 AND October 31 -or November 21 AND 22- that is open to the general public. Although the course is designed to meet the needs of older drivers, it is suitable for dr...

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Raising Chickens Sustainably
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Raising Chickens Sustainably

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres will share his methods for raising chickens sustainably and at practically no cost in this class on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 6:30-8:30pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. Fee is $5-$10/person self-determined sliding scale; pay what you can afford. Register online.

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Leadership in Our Midst: Cultivating Leader-ful Organizations
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Leadership in Our Midst: Cultivating Leader-ful Organizations

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Led by Margo Hittleman, Co-founder and Coordinator, Natural Leaders Initiative (Bio).In the search for diverse leadership, most organizations ignore one of their greatest assets: the large, untapped pool of informal leadership that already exists all around them. This highly interactive work...

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Evergreen Wreath-Making
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Evergreen Wreath-Making

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Make a beautiful evergreen wreath to decorate your home for the holidays! Fresh-cut greens, ring, wires, and ribbons are supplied. Bring any special decorating materials you would like to use to personalize your wreath. Wear casual clothes and bring pruning shears and gloves. CHOOSE FROM...

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Evergreen Wreath-Making
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Evergreen Wreath-Making

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Make a beautiful evergreen wreath to decorate your home for the holidays! Fresh-cut greens, ring, wires, and ribbons are supplied. Bring any special decorating materials you would like to use to personalize your wreath. Wear casual clothes and bring pruning shears and gloves. CHOOSE FROM...

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Parents Apart®
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Parents Apart®

Saturday, December 9, 2017

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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Gifts from the Garden: Making a Gardener's Herbal Salve
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Gifts from the Garden: Making a Gardener's Herbal Salve

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Local herbalist Amanda David will teach us how to make an herbal salve from flowers and herbs from our home gardens in this class on Sunday, December 3 from 2-4pm. Fee; preregister online.

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

Thursday, December 14, 2017

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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Tompkins County Coalition for Families
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Tompkins County Coalition for Families

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Join with parents, volunteers and agency staff members to strengthen our community for children, youth and families! Monthly meetings focus on creating family-centered services, enhancing collaboration, and exploring policy issues. All are welcome! 8:30-9:30am Coalition Meeting 9:30-...

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Application deadline for 2018 Master Composter training
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Application deadline for 2018 Master Composter training

Monday, January 29, 2018

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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