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Let us help you get started with vegetable gardening!

Master Gardener volunteer conducts a pH soil test on a soil sample
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A soil pH test is a great first step to successful gardening.

Produce at a farm stand
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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!

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


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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Beautification Brigade!

Come learn more about volunteering with our Community Beautification Program on Thursday, March 28. No experience required, dinner provided. Please rsvp.

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Gooseberries/ Ribes uva-crispa 
By Frank Vincentz - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Propagating Fruit

Learn to propagate fruits and other perennials from cuttings, seeds and layering at this workshop with Sean Dembrosky, Wednesday, March 27. $10-$25/person sliding scale.

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Seed Starting 101

Our Seed Starting class on Wednesday April 3, 6-8pm will cover how to start a wide range of seeds, helpful equipment, and more! $10-$20/person self-determined sliding scale, register online!

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common hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) L. used as a street tree in a 6-8 foot tree lawn

Tree Selection

Join local tree pruning professionals on Monday, 4/15 at 7pm for "Tree Selection & Plant Care." Cost is $7-$15/person and open to the public and to prospective Citizen Pruner Volunteers! Call to sign up!

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Young soybean plants thrive in the residue of a wheat crop. This form of no till farming provides good protection for the soil from erosion and helps retain moisture for the new crop.

No-Till Gardening

Learn a variety of no-dig techniques, including broad forking, lazy beds and using raised beds to improve soil quality and reducing the need to weed, in this workshop on Wednesday, April 24th. Fee$

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2014 Compost Fair, Tompkins County NY

Compost Fair

Don't miss our annual Compost Fair, held at CCE-Tompkins on 4/28/18 in conjunction with the 4H Duck Race; fun & educational for all ages!

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Last updated March 21, 2019