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!
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!
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.
Learn what plants work well together, repel bad bugs or provide essential nutrients in this class on companion / interplanting on 6/14. Fee.
Tour 5 very special private gardens, open Saturday, July 7 ONLY. $7/person per garden, proceeds benefit Community Beautification and The Garden Conservancy
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.
Garlic mustard is one of very few non-native plants to be able to successfully invade forest understories.
Last updated May 25, 2018