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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Invasive Earthworms

The Asian jumping earthworm is an invasive species that endangers our forests. Find out how what it does, and how to identify and help contain these worms.

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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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Compost demo site

Compost w/ Confidence

FREE outdoor class held monthly May-August. Join us on 6/23 at Ithaca Community Gardens. Come tour the garden and learn how to get started with composting!

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Gardener's Pot Swap

TWO DAYS ONLY! On 6/29 and 6/30, leave your plastic nursery pots, trays and cell packs at CCE-Tompkins for recycling. Take away what you can use! FREE!

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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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Garden Insect ID and Organic Controls

Learn to identify beneficial insects and pests in your garden to reduce damage to your vegetables, fruits and flowers at this class on Wednesday, July 11. $7-$10/person self-determined sliding scale.

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Last updated June 11, 2018