Volunteers with the Tompkins County Community Beautification Program are called the "Beautification Brigade". They help to make Ithaca more beautiful while learning useful gardening tips and techniques. The Brigade plants and maintains spring and summer flowers on city traffic medians and the Ithaca Commons. Training is held annually in March and is free and open to anyone who wants to volunteer with the program.
Clubs, service groups, schools, fraternities and sororities are all welcome to volunteer! From April to October, there are a wide variety of gardening and landscaping projects in Ithaca that can use YOUR HELP! Your group can adopt a planting for a season, or help out on a one-time basis. We need the most help during May and June for planting, and again in October for clean-up.
Beautification Brigade trainings for 2018 are Monday, March 26, 6:30-8:30pm and Thursday, March 29, 6-8pm at CCE-TC, open to all interested and include dinner. Contact the coordinator below and submit a Beautification Brigade application.
In addition, after joining the Beautification Brigade, all volunteers will be asked to consent to a criminal background screening at Cooperative Extension's expense, as a means of ensuring the safety and security both of our volunteers and of the people we serve through our programs. Submit a CCE volunteer application and a screening consent form along with the Beautification application or fill them out at the training.
Last updated January 29, 2018