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young girl having a temper tantrum, for use with "Thriving with your spirited child" classes

Thriving With Your Spirited Child

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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

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Mike Shay has been heating his home with wood pellets for several years.

Wood Pellet Boiler Home Tour - Ithaca

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Winter's coming and it's not too late to think about changing out that old oil or propane heating system for a fully automated wood pellet boiler! Highly efficient and clean-burning, these boilers can keep your whole home warm all winter long while saving you money. They also help support our loc...

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diverse laughing children on the ground together

Parenting: The Hardest Job in the World (Ithaca)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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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chickens in the yard

Keeping A Small Flock of Chickens

Thursday, September 26, 2019

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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Plastic garden pots and trays being recycled at the 2008 Gardener's Pot Swap recycling event at CCE-Tompkins.

Gardener's Pot Swap Recycling Event

Friday, September 27, 2019

This is a great opportunity to keep pots out of the landfill or recycling stream by giving them another year of use with your fellow gardeners. During our recycling event, bring your plastic nursery pots and trays IN GOOD CONDITION to this Master Gardener Volunteer-staffed event at the CCE-Tompk...

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Don Barber and Rita Rosenberg have been heating their Caroline home with wood pellets for several years.

Wood Pellet Boiler Home Tour - Caroline

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Winter's coming and it's not too late to think about changing out that old oil or propane heating system for a fully automated wood pellet boiler! Highly efficient and clean-burning, these boilers can keep your whole home warm all winter long while saving you money. They also help support our loc...

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Plastic garden pots and trays being recycled at the 2008 Gardener's Pot Swap recycling event at CCE-Tompkins.

Gardener's Pot Swap Recycling Event

Saturday, September 28, 2019

This is a great opportunity to keep pots out of the landfill or recycling stream by giving them another year of use with your fellow gardeners. During our recycling event, bring your plastic nursery pots and trays IN GOOD CONDITION to this Master Gardener Volunteer-staffed event at the CCE-Tompk...

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Carfit Senior Driver Education

CarFit: Adjusting your car for safety and comfort

Saturday, September 28, 2019

At this practical, hands-on educational program for older drivers, (anyone over 50) a team of trained technicians works with each participant for about 15 minutes to help adjust their car for the optimal "fit." A CarFit review includes twelve key areas, such as how to adjust one's mirrors...

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The 2018 Community Beautification Award for a Residence was presented to Neil Golder for his property at 203 College Ave.

2019 Community Beautification Nomination Deadline

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Tompkins County Community Beautification Program invites nominations of local sites that have done an outstanding job beautifying their properties, and that deserve to be recognized with a Tompkins County Community Award for Beautification. Nominate your favorite site in 1 of 4 Categories: ...

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young girl having a temper tantrum, for use with "Thriving with your spirited child" classes

Thriving With Your Spirited Child

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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

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daffodils in bloom

Spring Bulbs: Three Months of Bloom

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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

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CCE-Tompkins Education Center (Ithaca, NY)

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, October 3, 2019

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

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

Fall Worm Composting Class

Saturday, October 5, 2019

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

Inspiration for a Winter Garden

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

While not flowery, winter landscapes have a stark beauty of their own and provide critical habitat for insects, birds, and wildlife. In this class, we will explore the ways in which the winter landscape can be a source of beauty through structure, texture, color, and provision of ecosystem servic...

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

Consumer's Rights & Responsibilities in the Marketplace

Thursday, October 10, 2019

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

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Youth turn compost - looking good!

Advanced Compost series

Thursday, October 10, 2019

*Date Change*Go beyond compost basics and "dig deeper" into the art and science of composting in this three-class series:Class 1 - types of outdoor bins, and the science of the compost processClass 2 - compost's helpful role in the soil, testing and useClass 3 - troubleshooting and advanced comp...

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American Ginseng

Growing American Ginseng

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Join Ginseng expert Bob Beyfuss for a classroom presentation followed by woods walk. This program is designed to teach participants how to get started growing American ginseng on forested land in central NY. This class will begin by teaching participants how to assess a forested site for suit...

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Ripe pumpkin growing on the vine

4-H Fall Festival & Chicken BBQ

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Come and see what Tompkins County 4-H is all about!Chicken BBQ-served starting at 11:00Live AnimalsGiant Pumpkin Weigh In and AwardsSee Samples of 4-Hers Exciting, Creative & Dynamic WorkFun Activities and MORE!!

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

Parents Apart®

Saturday, October 12, 2019

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

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diverse laughing children on the ground together

Parenting: The Hardest Job in the World (Enfield)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

This FREE 8-class workshop led by Edna Brown & Jessica Brown will help you learn how to talk with your child (of any age) using the five communication skills: Encouragement, Can-Do, Shared Decision Making, Self-Control, and Respecting Feelings. Share your strengths with other parents/guardians, a...

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Youth turn compost - looking good!

Advanced Compost series

Thursday, October 17, 2019

*Date Change*Go beyond compost basics and "dig deeper" into the art and science of composting in this three-class series:Class 1 - types of outdoor bins, and the science of the compost processClass 2 - compost's helpful role in the soil, testing and useClass 3 - troubleshooting and advanced comp...

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making a pruning cut with hand pruners

Fall Pruning

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Join City Forester Jeanne Grace and Horticultural Educator Mila Fournier to learn the right way to prune in the fall. Most pruning tasks are best done in the late winter or in spring, but in some cases fall pruning exactly what your plants need to get through the winter safely and perform even be...

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drawing of a group of diverse people

The Art and Skills of Building Diverse Relationships

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Trying to build a more diverse, inclusive organization? Learn skills, norms and behaviors to more successfully build respectful relationships across “difference.”

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diverse laughing children on the ground together

Parenting: The Hardest Job in the World (Enfield)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

This FREE 8-class workshop led by Edna Brown & Jessica Brown will help you learn how to talk with your child (of any age) using the five communication skills: Encouragement, Can-Do, Shared Decision Making, Self-Control, and Respecting Feelings. Share your strengths with other parents/guardians, a...

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Garlic Bulbs

Growing Great Garlic

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Our Horticulture Program Manager, Jennie Cramer, is obsessed with growing garlic. Growing garlic is easy. Growing GREAT garlic involves some skill. Come learn Jennie's secrets to growing organic, disease-free, flavorful garlic. Between Halloween and Thanksgiving is the best time to plant in our r...

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Youth turn compost - looking good!

Advanced Compost series

Thursday, October 24, 2019

*Date Change*Go beyond compost basics and "dig deeper" into the art and science of composting in this three-class series:Class 1 - types of outdoor bins, and the science of the compost processClass 2 - compost's helpful role in the soil, testing and useClass 3 - troubleshooting and advanced comp...

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Hazelnut tree with young tree fruits

Nut Trees for the Home Landscape

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Nut trees can provide highly nutritious food for centuries. Local nuts can be used for anything from holiday snacks to staples like flour, oil, and butters. This class, taught by experienced nut grower Akiva Silver, will provide information on growing nut trees in a changing climate, the best typ...

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drawing of a group of diverse people

Decision Making for the Inclusive Organization

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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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Winterizing Your Garden

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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

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CCE-Tompkins Education Center (Ithaca, NY)

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, November 7, 2019

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

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

Charitable Giving Update

Thursday, November 14, 2019

In this Consumer Issues Program, NY State Assistant Attorney General Michael Danaher will make a presentation on charitable giving, scams, and things to consider when making donations.After his presentation, Danaher will consult individually with members of the public about specific issues they ...

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

Parents Apart®

Monday, November 18, 2019

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

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People in a theatre viewing the film '24 Hours of Reality'

A Moment of Truth–The Climate Reality Project

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tom Hirasuna, from The Climate Reality Leadership Corps, will present “A Moment of Truth” as a part of the “24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action” lectures which are taking place worldwide on 11/20-11/21, 2019. Recent weather events clearly demonstrate that we must change our behavior and ...

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food waste / compost

Bokashi Composting Workshop

Saturday, November 23, 2019

This Japanese composting technique involves natural fermentation and offers a way for people to manage food scraps. The liquid produced can be used to water houseplants while the food scraps are pre-digested, and can then be composted or buried in the soil to finish. Join local bokashi enth...

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AARP Driver Safety logo

AARP Smart Driver 2-Day Class

Monday, November 25, 2019

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

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Vintage postcard circa 1911 for "Thanksgiving Greetings"

CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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

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Vintage postcard circa 1911 for "Thanksgiving Greetings"

CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 29, 2019

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 12, 2019

In this Consumer Issues program, Mike Danaher, NYS Assistant Attorney General, will explore ways for consumers to protect their identity, financial accounts, and personal information, and what they can do to resolve problems should they occur.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 14, 2019

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

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