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!

Compost demo site

Compost w/ Confidence

FREE outdoor class held monthly May-August. Join us on 5/26 at Floral Ave Community Gardens. Come tour the garden and learn how to get started with composting!

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No-Dig Gardening Techniques

May 31: 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.

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Companion Planting

Learn what plants work well together, repel bad bugs or provide essential nutrients in this class on companion / interplanting on 6/14. Fee.

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Open Days Garden Tours

Tour 5 very special private gardens, open Saturday, July 7 ONLY. $7/person per garden, proceeds benefit Community Beautification and The Garden Conservancy

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Soils & Climate

Your garden soil and our local climate have a big impact on every aspect of growing plants. Find resources here on soil texture, organic matter, soil testing and more.

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Garlic Mustard

Garlic mustard is one of very few non-native plants to be able to successfully invade forest understories.

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Last updated May 25, 2018