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A fund for innovative projects, in recognition of Monika Roth

Children from Stepping Stones Preschool pose on Gaia the Turtle, the Ithaca Children's Garden mascot (2006)
Image by ICG

Ithaca Children's Garden

2008 Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale at Ithaca High School.
Image by Sandy Repp

Annual Spring Plant Sale

DeWitt Farmers' Market, Ithaca NY
Image by Sandy Repp

Local Farmers' Markets

Community Beautification volunteers planting at Dryden Road
Image by Dan Klein

Community Beautification Program

Landscape photo of hay bales in a field at harvest time, image captured in Faversham, Kent, England.
Image by Tom Eversley

Farmland Protection efforts

Monika Roth, Agriculture Program Leader at CCE-Tompkins, stands among plastic pots and trays brought in for recycling at the first Gardener's Pot Swap recycling event in June 2008.
Image by Sandy Repp

Gardeners' Pot Swap Recycling Event

Cheese being sampled at Keely's Cheese Company on the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail open house, 2010
Image by Sandy Repp

Finger Lakes Cheese Trail

Seed Money for the Future

A Fund To Support Innovative Programming

Monika Roth, Agriculture Program Leader, is retiring after 40 years of extension programming. Monika asks that in lieu of gifts, donations be made to a fund to continue her legacy of innovative agriculture and horticulture programming. The fund – SEED MONEY FOR THE FUTURE – will support new CCE-Tompkins initiatives that address agriculture, gardening and local foods needs in our community.

Seed Money Mini-Grants

A mini-grant program will be established in 2019 using SEED MONEY to fund great ideas for which Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County has become known. Examples of investments that have enriched our community with Monika's involvement are:

Donate Online Here:

Donate By Mail:

Please make your check payable to CCETC and indicate it is for "SEED MONEY" in the memo line, then mail to: 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, New York 14850-3555

It only takes a seed to grow a plant but your donation will provide the fertilizer that is needed to make new programs flourish!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS in recognizing four decades of work by Monika Roth, retiring CCE-Tompkins Agriculture Program Leader!

Last updated September 11, 2023