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.
Image by Sandy Repp

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

Find recommended varieties of vegetables that grow well in our area!
Image by Sandy Repp

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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2017 Vegetable Varieties

Check out this list from Cornell's Garden Based Learning Program to see what varieties they recommend as being well-suited to NY State gardens for 2017!

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Seed-to-Supper Training

Want to help beginning gardeners in your community to grow their own veggies? Our FREE 5-session training program from 2/15 to 3/29 will teach you all you need to know!

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Chihuly Gardens Slide Show

​Join us on Sunday, January 29th for a slide show featuring Dale Chihuly glass sculptures in garden settings! A colorful tonic to Ithaca’s gray or white winter! $3 suggested donation supports our Horticulture program.

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Bokashi Composting

The Japanese 'bokashi' composting method introduces beneficial microbes to stimulate natural fermentation. Learn more at this workshop on Wednesday, February 15 at EcoVillage.

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Slide Tour: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

​Join us on Sunday, February 12th for a slide show featuring the Betty Ford Alpine Garden in Vail, CO! A colorful tonic to Ithaca’s gray or white winter! $3 suggested donations supports CCE's Horticulture programs.

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Chinese Medicinal Herbs

Learn about a new initiative to grow Chinese medicinal herbs in NYS at this presentation on Monday, March 13 at 6pm at the Tompkins County Public Library.

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Last updated January 9, 2017