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Seed Saving 101
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Seed Saving 101

Monday, August 21, 2017

Seed saving is food security at its core, and will provide you with plenty of seeds for next year’s garden or to share. Learn how to get started in this class on August 21st.

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Pressure Canning 101
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Pressure Canning 101

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Learn how to safely can low-acid foods, such as vegetables or meats, in a pressure canner in this class. See and learn about the different types of pressure canners, and how to use them with confidence. This is a hands-on workshop.Everyone will leave with a jar of foods canned in the class....

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Compost w/ Confidence
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Compost w/ Confidence

Saturday, August 26, 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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CLOSED for Labor Day
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CLOSED for Labor Day

Monday, September 4, 2017

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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Cover Crops for the Home Garden
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Cover Crops for the Home Garden

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Planting cover crops in your garden adds nutrition and organic matter while conserving water. Learn what cover crops do well in our area, and how to use them in this class Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 6-8pm. Fee; register online.

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Board of Directors Meeting
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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, September 7, 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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Parents Apart®
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Parents Apart®

Monday, September 11, 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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Kitchen Garden Tour #2--Owl Moon Gardens
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Kitchen Garden Tour #2--Owl Moon Gardens

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Come tour the incredible 2 acre garden of Art Godin and Joanna Green in Newfield. They are organic gardeners who grow much of their own food and keep and clean and beautiful landscape. Come learn their tips and be inspired!

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Natural Leaders Nominations
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Natural Leaders Nominations

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Natural Leaders Initiative (NLI) supports grassroots community members to grow as leaders. NLI participants take part in an 8-session leadership development group, meet other community leaders from diverse backgrounds, and learn ways to engage with community projects or start their own. Chil...

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

Thursday, September 14, 2017

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 14, 2017

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 a...

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Heirloom Tomato Festival!
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Heirloom Tomato Festival!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Calling all tomato lovers! Sample heirloom tomatoes and learn how to save tomato seeds for next year's garden at this event on Saturday September 17.

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Tompkins County Coalition for Families
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Tompkins County Coalition for Families

Thursday, September 21, 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! Next Meeting: Renee Hettich & ...

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Advanced Compost series
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Advanced Compost series

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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 a...

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Community Café Training
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Community Café Training

Friday, September 22, 2017

2 DATES OFFERED! 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 ...

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Compost w/ Confidence
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Compost w/ Confidence

Saturday, September 23, 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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Drinking Water Wednesday
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Drinking Water Wednesday

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Learn about the common tests of drinking water —bacteria, nitrate, nitrite, and lead—and when and how to test your private well. Ample time for questions and answers with the Community Science Institute, a water testing lab, and the Tompkins County Health Department.Additional Drinking Water...

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Dividing Perennials
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Dividing Perennials

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Learn when and how to dig and divide perennial plants, plus what plants you can divide in this hands-on class with Master Gardeners on Thursday, Sept. 28, 6-7:30 pm. $5-$10/person, register online.

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Green Buildings Open House 2017
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Green Buildings Open House 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Visit about a dozen homes all over the county that use renewable energy and/or eco-friendly building practices. Homeowners will be on-site to answer your questions and describe their building's green features -- such as energy-efficient appliances, geothermal and air source heat pumps, passive so...

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Board of Directors Meeting
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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, October 5, 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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Advanced Compost series
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Advanced Compost series

Thursday, October 5, 2017

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 a...

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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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Introduction to Permaculture
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Introduction to Permaculture

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Join Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres for an introduction to the basic concepts of permaculture at this class on Thursday, October 12, 6:30-8:30pm at CCE-Tompkins. Fee; register online.

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Parents Apart®
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Parents Apart®

Saturday, October 14, 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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Impacts of Invasive Plants on People and Wildlife
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Impacts of Invasive Plants on People and Wildlife

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This class "Impacts of Invasive Plants on People and Wildlife" on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 6:30-8pm will look at how plants become invasive, their uses, and impacts. With Akiva Silver from Twisted Tree Farm. Fee; register online.

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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! Next Meeting: Renee Hettich & ...

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Standards of Quality Certification Training
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Standards of Quality Certification Training

Friday, October 20, 2017

Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & SupportCertification Training 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 qua...

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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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AARP Smart Driver Workshop - 2 Day Course
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AARP Smart Driver Workshop - 2 Day Course

Monday, October 30, 2017

Way2Go, in partnership with AARP, offers the nationally recognized AARP Smart Driver Workshop, a 2-day course that is open to the general public. Although the course is designed to meet the needs of older drivers, it is suitable for drivers of all ages.   AARP’s “Smart Driv...

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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 Training
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Community Café Training

Friday, November 3, 2017

2 DATES OFFERED! 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 ...

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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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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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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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Tompkins County Coalition for Families
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Tompkins County Coalition for Families

Thursday, November 16, 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! Next Meeting: Renee Hettich & ...

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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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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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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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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, December 21, 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! Next Meeting: Renee Hettich & ...

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Tompkins County Coalition for Families
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Tompkins County Coalition for Families

Friday, January 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! Next Meeting: Renee Hettich & ...

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