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The Art and Skill 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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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

Growing garlic is easy and it is a great crop to add to even the smallest of gardens. The period between Halloween and Thanksgiving is the best time to plant garlic in our region.  This class with Jennie Cramer, our Horticulture Program Manager, will cover proven methods for growing great or...

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Advanced Compost series

Thursday, October 24, 2019

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 composting techni...

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Farmland Webinars

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tuesday October 15th, 6:30-8:00pm —How to Market My Farmland , Guest Speaker: Jennifer Fimbal, CCE Dutchess County — so you have some land, but aren’t using it. Or maybe you want someone to farm it but don’t know where to start. During this workshop we will learn different methods fo...

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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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Pasta Party for Tburg RYS

Friday, November 1, 2019

Trumansburg/Ulysses Rural Youth Services program will host this "Pasta Party" fundraiser.  Meal includes pasta & sauce, salad, garlic bread and a dessert.Meat, Vegetarian, and Gluten-free options are available. Proceeds support Trumansburg/Ulysses Rural Youth Services programs.

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Kids in the Kitchen

Sunday, November 3, 2019

The kitchen may sometimes feel like the realm of adults where kids feel like they are just in the way. This fall, 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 self...

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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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Community Café Host Training

Friday, November 8, 2019

 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 c...

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Kids in the Kitchen

Sunday, November 10, 2019

The kitchen may sometimes feel like the realm of adults where kids feel like they are just in the way. This fall, 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 self...

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CLOSED for Veterans Day

Monday, November 11, 2019

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

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CCE-Tompkins Annual Meeting Breakfast, Tuesday November 13, 2019, 8-10am, at the Space at Greenstar, 701 W. Buffalo Street, Ithaca NY 14850

CCE Annual Meeting & Breakfast

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

ENJOY...a delicious breakfast buffet. Selections include scrambled local eggs (or tofu scramble), home fried potatoes, bacon/tempeh bacon, fresh fruit salad, juice, coffee and teas. $15 per person in advance. Some scholarship assistance is available. LEARN... about helping communities to thrive ...

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Farmland Webinars

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday October 15th, 6:30-8:00pm —How to Market My Farmland , Guest Speaker: Jennifer Fimbal, CCE Dutchess County — so you have some land, but aren’t using it. Or maybe you want someone to farm it but don’t know where to start. During this workshop we will learn different methods fo...

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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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Kids in the Kitchen

Sunday, November 17, 2019

The kitchen may sometimes feel like the realm of adults where kids feel like they are just in the way. This fall, 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 self...

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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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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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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 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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hay field in Ulysses NY

Farmland Webinars

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday October 15th, 6:30-8:00pm —How to Market My Farmland , Guest Speaker: Jennifer Fimbal, CCE Dutchess County — so you have some land, but aren’t using it. Or maybe you want someone to farm it but don’t know where to start. During this workshop we will learn different methods fo...

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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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Kids in the Kitchen

Sunday, December 1, 2019

The kitchen may sometimes feel like the realm of adults where kids feel like they are just in the way. This fall, 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 self...

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Evergreen Wreath Making

Friday, December 6, 2019

Make a beautiful evergreen wreath to decorate your home for the holidays! A variety of fresh-cut greens, a wreath ring, wires, and ribbons are supplied. Bring any special decorating materials you would like to use to personalize your wreath such as dried chili peppers, ornaments, or winter berrie...

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photograph of an evergreen wreath decorated with pinecones and berries

Evergreen Wreath Making

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Make a beautiful evergreen wreath to decorate your home for the holidays! A variety of fresh-cut greens, a wreath ring, wires, and ribbons are supplied. Bring any special decorating materials you would like to use to personalize your wreath such as dried chili peppers, ornaments, or winter berrie...

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photograph of an evergreen wreath decorated with pinecones and berries

Evergreen Wreath Making

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Make a beautiful evergreen wreath to decorate your home for the holidays! A variety of fresh-cut greens, a wreath ring, wires, and ribbons are supplied. Bring any special decorating materials you would like to use to personalize your wreath such as dried chili peppers, ornaments, or winter berrie...

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youth and adults with dishes cooked in a cooking class

Kids in the Kitchen

Sunday, December 8, 2019

The kitchen may sometimes feel like the realm of adults where kids feel like they are just in the way. This fall, 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 self...

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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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youth and adults with dishes cooked in a cooking class

Kids in the Kitchen

Sunday, December 15, 2019

The kitchen may sometimes feel like the realm of adults where kids feel like they are just in the way. This fall, 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 self...

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