Garden & Yard
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County is your resource for information on soils, site improvement, plant selection, proper plant care, eco-friendly practices, integrated pest management, composting and so much more! We offer free or low-cost gardening classes and tours all year long, and opportunities to share your love of gardening as a volunteer! Call us or come by today!
Master Gardeners & 40+ vendors and garden groups have plants you'll love for sale, from 9:00 to 2:00 on Saturday 5/18. RETURNING this year to Ithaca High School!
OUR NEW SHOW!
Join Josh Dolan and Mila Fournier on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00pm for "The Practical Earthkeeper", a live weekly radio interview show on 88.1FM - WRFI Community Radio for Ithaca & Watkins Glen.
WHEN TO START
Consult or print out our charts of popular vegetables and the earliest and latest dates they safely can be planted (as seeds, transplants, or sets) in Tompkins County, New York.
Learn how to identify common insect pests of vegetable plants, and how to control them in "Insect Pests of Vegetable Gardens: Identification and Organic Control" on Thursday June 13, 6:30pm.
Tour several beautiful private gardens open for one day only on June 15th for the 2013 Open Days Garden Tour. $5 per garden benefits Community Beautification and The Garden Conservancy.
Get on "The Gardener's Trail" from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 16 and visit locally-owned nurseries & garden centers that will offer free samples, demos, tours and talks on a wide range of gardening topics. FREE!
Recycle your plastic garden pots, nursery pots, trays and cell packs, Thursday-Tuesday, June 20-25. Take away what you can use. Only clean pots in good condition will be accepted!
Learn to set up & manage a compost bin -- and more! -- at these FREE classes, 11AM-12PM. on the last Saturday of the month, June to October, southwest side of the Ithaca Farmers' Market.
Finding holes in the leaves of your plants but can't find the culprit? There's a good chance your plants are being fed on by slugs or snails. Here are some suggestions on how to get rid of these pests.