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

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

It may be hot and sunny in the midst of the July, but the time is now to start planting your fall garden to extend your harvest until Thanksgiving. Come learn the timing and techniques for planting fall and winter crops. This class will be hands-on in the garden weather permitting so come dr...

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Tompkins County Coalition for Families
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Tompkins County Coalition for Families

Thursday, July 19, 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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Parenting: the Hardest Job in the World  (Dryden)
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Parenting: the Hardest Job in the World (Dryden)

Thursday, July 19, 2018

This FREE 8-class workshop led by Mary Hicks & Megan Redmond 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 eff...

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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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4-H Youth Fair
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4-H Youth Fair

Thursday, July 26, 2018

For a week in July each year, 4-H members in Tompkins County have an opportunity to share and showcase their projects at an entirely youth-run event, the 4-H Youth Fair. The public is invited to come and see what youth in this program are doing. Highlights of Fair Week include: livest...

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Prenatal Nutrition & Breastfeeding
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Prenatal Nutrition & Breastfeeding

Thursday, July 26, 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 breastfeedin...

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4-H Youth Fair
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4-H Youth Fair

Friday, July 27, 2018

For a week in July each year, 4-H members in Tompkins County have an opportunity to share and showcase their projects at an entirely youth-run event, the 4-H Youth Fair. The public is invited to come and see what youth in this program are doing. Highlights of Fair Week include: livest...

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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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4-H Youth Fair
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4-H Youth Fair

Saturday, July 28, 2018

For a week in July each year, 4-H members in Tompkins County have an opportunity to share and showcase their projects at an entirely youth-run event, the 4-H Youth Fair. The public is invited to come and see what youth in this program are doing. Highlights of Fair Week include: livest...

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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

Joel and Sara Gagnon have created an evolving landscape that has met most of their food needs for 40 years. Fruits and nuts have been integrated into the landscape where possible and caged or fenced in when not. Both the common and the less common are grown here and this garden reflects what it i...

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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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2018 Open Farm Days
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2018 Open Farm Days

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Open Farm Days FREE!  Visit local farms and experience local agriculture up-close. Farms across the county open their gates to the public for farm tours, demonstrations, food tastings, and animal interaction for an afternoon of farm fun that is sure to have something for everyone. ...

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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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2018 Open Farm Days
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2018 Open Farm Days

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Open Farm Days FREE!  Visit local farms and experience local agriculture up-close. Farms across the county open their gates to the public for farm tours, demonstrations, food tastings, and animal interaction for an afternoon of farm fun that is sure to have something for everyone. ...

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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

Learn to save your own flower and vegetable seeds for next year’s garden and to share with others! In this hands-on class, participants will learn the basic principles including which home garden species are good candidates for seed saving; and how to harvest, clean, process and store seeds for t...

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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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