Let us help you get started with vegetable gardening!
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Let us help you get started with vegetable gardening!

A soil pH test is a great first step to successful gardening.
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A soil pH test is a great first step to successful gardening.

Find recommended varieties of vegetables that grow well in our area!
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Find recommended varieties of vegetables that grow well in our area!

What's eating your plants? We can help you find out, and suggest ways to control it!

Master Gardeners now accepting applications for our 2018-2019 training!

Master Gardeners now accepting applications for our 2018-2019 training!

Gardening

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!

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Advanced Composting!

Go beyond the basics and learn advanced composting techniques in this 3 class series on 9/13, 9/20 & 9/27. $5/person per class or $10 for the 3-class series

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Cover Crops for Home Gardeners

Cover crops add nutrition & organic matter and conserve water in your garden. Learn what cover crops do well here and how to use them in this class on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6-8pm. $

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Compost with Worms

Learn how worms can dispose of food scraps while making rich garden compost, at this workshop on Saturday Oct. 20. $10/household includes worms & bin.

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Propagating Fruit & Nut Trees

Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres will demonstrate techniques for propagating edible tree species, at this workshop on Wednesday October 25. Call to pre-register.

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Bokashi Composting

The Japanese 'bokashi' composting method introduces beneficial microbes to stimulate natural fermentation. Learn more at this workshop on Saturday, Nov. 17th. $10/household includes starter kit.

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Invasive Earthworms

The Asian jumping earthworm is an invasive species that endangers our forests. Find out how what it does, and how to identify and help contain these worms.

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Last updated August 27, 2018