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4-H Youth pose with winning sheep at the 4-H Fair

Tompkins County 4-H Youth Fair

Thursday, July 25, 2024

Tompkins County’s 4-H Youth Development Programs are preparing for their annual Youth Fair, to be held Tuesday-Saturday, July 23-27, at 4-H Acres, 418 Lower Creek Rd in Ithaca, NY. The week’s events include animal shows, junior and adult Iron Chef competitions, displays of creative projects i...

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4-H Youth pose with winning sheep at the 4-H Fair

Tompkins County 4-H Youth Fair

Friday, July 26, 2024

Tompkins County’s 4-H Youth Development Programs are preparing for their annual Youth Fair, to be held Tuesday-Saturday, July 23-27, at 4-H Acres, 418 Lower Creek Rd in Ithaca, NY. The week’s events include animal shows, junior and adult Iron Chef competitions, displays of creative projects i...

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4-H Youth pose with winning sheep at the 4-H Fair

Tompkins County 4-H Youth Fair

Saturday, July 27, 2024

Tompkins County’s 4-H Youth Development Programs are preparing for their annual Youth Fair, to be held Tuesday-Saturday, July 23-27, at 4-H Acres, 418 Lower Creek Rd in Ithaca, NY. The week’s events include animal shows, junior and adult Iron Chef competitions, displays of creative projects i...

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Nettle plant

Foraging Basics

Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Discover the basics and background of foraging! Learn helpful tips and gain inspiration for collecting your own food and crafting supplies. We will have a foraging walk in August so you can get some hands-on experience as well, visit our events page for details.Instructor's bio:  Carlin Shew...

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Exterior of CCE Tompkins building at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca NY showing new greenhouse assembled summer 2021.

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, August 1, 2024

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month.  Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend.  Note that December is normally when we hold our Annual Meeting. 2024 Board Meetings A...

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A picture of a Bee Balm plant

Foraging Walk

Saturday, August 3, 2024

Ever wonder which plants and fungi you spy in the woods are edible? Join CCE Tompkins on a Foraging Walk, we will go for a short walk (less than 2 miles) through the forest and identify edible flora and funga and discuss about how to best prepare them. Registration is required, full details on th...

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child between two parents; image used on Parents Apart class for parents in separation / divorce

ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Monday, August 12, 2024

Currently this course is only offered online. 2024 dates are posted below. Participants must enroll in both sessions, only the first date of each class series above is listed on our calendar since you cannot join after the first class : January 13 & 20, SaturdaysFebruary 5 & 12, Mond...

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NY State Weather Map showing the precipitation rate for a 24 hours period.

What's Going on with the Weather?

Tuesday, August 13, 2024

Extreme weather events seem to be all over the news these days, and you may have even experienced extreme or unusual weather on your property. Is it 'hype', or is there really something going on? In this session, we will review this year's weather conditions, discuss weather events which may have...

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man pruning tree with a pole saw

Ulysses Citizen Pruner Tree Pruning

Tuesday, August 20, 2024

CCE Tompkins Horticulture Team Lead, Marissa Nolan, will guide you on best practices for pruning small and large trees. Using the correct techniques will ensure your tree will be a strong part of your landscape for years to come and allow them to fulfill their important ecosystem roles. At the en...

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making a pruning cut with hand pruners

Ulysses Citizen Pruner Shrub Pruning

Tuesday, August 27, 2024

CCE Tompkins Horticulture Team Lead, Marissa Nolan and former city forester Andy Hillman, will go over best practices for pruning shrubs, from maintenance to rejuvenation. With good care, shrubs can be beautiful, healthy, and productive for decades. They will also teach how to select the right tr...

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labor day graphic

CLOSED for Labor Day

Monday, September 2, 2024

The CCE-Tompkins Education Center will be closed in observance of the Labor Day federal holiday. Classes and workshops scheduled for our facility on this date will still be held.

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Exterior of CCE Tompkins building at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca NY showing new greenhouse assembled summer 2021.

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, September 5, 2024

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month.  Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend.  Note that December is normally when we hold our Annual Meeting. 2024 Board Meetings A...

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Youth Game Club

Saturday, September 7, 2024

Youth Game ClubThis activity won't happen during the month of July and August. See you back the first Saturday of the month, starting in September! Inclusive to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be ab...

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child between two parents; image used on Parents Apart class for parents in separation / divorce

ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Saturday, September 14, 2024

Currently this course is only offered online. 2024 dates are posted below. Participants must enroll in both sessions, only the first date of each class series above is listed on our calendar since you cannot join after the first class : January 13 & 20, SaturdaysFebruary 5 & 12, Mond...

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Exterior of CCE Tompkins building at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca NY showing new greenhouse assembled summer 2021.

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, October 3, 2024

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month.  Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend.  Note that December is normally when we hold our Annual Meeting. 2024 Board Meetings A...

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Seventeen groups of natural dyed yarn, all different shades and colors.

Natural Dyeing Workshop

Thursday, October 3, 2024

Learn the basics of natural dyeing using native foraged plants with a presentation and hands on-demo. From background, prep work, to dye creation and utilization, we will cover all the steps. Participants invited to bring one small garment or two skeins of natural fiber yarn to participate in the...

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Youth Game Club

Saturday, October 5, 2024

Youth Game ClubThis activity won't happen during the month of July and August. See you back the first Saturday of the month, starting in September! Inclusive to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be ab...

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A Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ storyteller speaks with 4-H Rural Youth Services.

CLOSED for Indigenous Peoples' Day

Monday, October 14, 2024

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for Indigenous Peoples' Day.

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child between two parents; image used on Parents Apart class for parents in separation / divorce

ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Monday, October 21, 2024

Currently this course is only offered online. 2024 dates are posted below. Participants must enroll in both sessions, only the first date of each class series above is listed on our calendar since you cannot join after the first class : January 13 & 20, SaturdaysFebruary 5 & 12, Mond...

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Image of board games

Youth Game Club

Saturday, November 2, 2024

Youth Game ClubThis activity won't happen during the month of July and August. See you back the first Saturday of the month, starting in September! Inclusive to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be ab...

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Exterior of CCE Tompkins building at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca NY showing new greenhouse assembled summer 2021.

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, November 7, 2024

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month.  Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend.  Note that December is normally when we hold our Annual Meeting. 2024 Board Meetings A...

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Star Spangled Banner vintage postcard

CLOSED for Veterans Day

Monday, November 11, 2024

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.

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child between two parents; image used on Parents Apart class for parents in separation / divorce

ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Saturday, November 16, 2024

Currently this course is only offered online. 2024 dates are posted below. Participants must enroll in both sessions, only the first date of each class series above is listed on our calendar since you cannot join after the first class : January 13 & 20, SaturdaysFebruary 5 & 12, Mond...

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vintage thankksgiving care with best wishes and the image of a wild turkey

CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28, 2024

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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vintage thankksgiving care with best wishes and the image of a wild turkey

CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 29, 2024

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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child between two parents; image used on Parents Apart class for parents in separation / divorce

ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Monday, December 2, 2024

Currently this course is only offered online. 2024 dates are posted below. Participants must enroll in both sessions, only the first date of each class series above is listed on our calendar since you cannot join after the first class : January 13 & 20, SaturdaysFebruary 5 & 12, Mond...

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Exterior of CCE Tompkins building at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca NY showing new greenhouse assembled summer 2021.

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, December 5, 2024

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month.  Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend.  Note that December is normally when we hold our Annual Meeting. 2024 Board Meetings A...

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Image of board games

Youth Game Club

Saturday, December 7, 2024

Youth Game ClubThis activity won't happen during the month of July and August. See you back the first Saturday of the month, starting in September! Inclusive to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be ab...

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Holiday Greetings from a vintage holiday card

CLOSED for the Holidays

Tuesday, December 24, 2024

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for the Holidays.

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Holiday Greetings from a vintage holiday card

CLOSED for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 25, 2024

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for the Holidays.

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Holiday Greetings from a vintage holiday card

CLOSED for the Holidays

Thursday, December 26, 2024

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for the Holidays.

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CLOSED for New Year's Holiday

Wednesday, January 1, 2025

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for the New Year's Holiday.

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