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!

Learn skills and share what you know, as a volunteer in the CCE Master Gardener program.

Learn skills and share what you know, as a volunteer in the CCE Master Gardener program.

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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Kitchen Garden Tour

Join this FREE tour of the working kitchen garden at Ithaca Children's Garden on August 10 at 6pm. See creative ideas on making a child-friendly edible garden. Tour led by ICG's garden manager, Jean Gerow.

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Seed Saving 101

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. Fee.

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Cover Crops for Home Gardeners

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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Kitchen Garden Tour

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, Art Godin and Joanna Green's amazing 2 acre organic garden in Newfield. You'll be inspired! FREE, but register online to get garden location.

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Advanced Composting!

Go beyond the basics and learn advanced composting techniques in this 3 class series on 9/14, 9/21 & 10/5. $5/person per class or $10 for the 3-class series

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Beneficial Insects

This 5-page booklet from Michigan State University describes how to attract beneficial insects to your garden by planting native flowering plants.

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Last updated August 7, 2017