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Healthy Cooking Basics

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Join SNAP-Ed for cooking classes covering the basics of cooking and healthy eating. Each week will focus on different topics to simplify nutritious eating. Over five classes, you will get hands-on, in-depth cooking instruction.Class Dates & Description2/6: This week is an introduction to the...

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Urban Tree Success Stories

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Cities are harsh environments for trees to grow. To ensure green spaces and healthy trees, Andy Hillman and partners evaluated different species and cultivars for their ability to adapt to urban conditions. This program will delve into the stories of some that thrived as street and park trees.And...

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American Ginseng, PANAX QUINQUEFOLIA

The Significance of Native Plants in Agroforestry Systems

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The Finger Lakes Native Plant Society is presenting this slide show & talk by CCE Agroforestry Educator Gabe Smith. It will take place at Cornell Botanic Gardens’ Nevin Welcome Center, 124 Comstock Knoll Drive, Ithaca (free parking after 5), and online via Zoom. Pre-register to participate by Zoo...

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Parenting A Second Time Around (PASTA)

Monday, February 26, 2024

Parenting A Second Time Around (PASTA) is a FREE series designed for all kinship caregivers, including grandparents and other relatives, who are responsible for a child under the age of 18.Topics will include:  Child DevelopmentDiscipline and GuidanceCaring for yourselfRebuilding a fami...

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Healthy Cooking Basics

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Join SNAP-Ed for cooking classes covering the basics of cooking and healthy eating. Each week will focus on different topics to simplify nutritious eating. Over five classes, you will get hands-on, in-depth cooking instruction.Class Dates & Description2/6: This week is an introduction to the...

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Coalition for Families

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Tompkins Families! invites you to join us for our monthly meeting of Coalition for Families!Join us in person at Cornell Cooperative Extension or online via Zoom, February 28, noon-1pm to hear about Financial Well-Being: Understanding Credit, Credit Reports, & Credit Scores.Presenters: Jorge Cuev...

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Healthy Food For a Healthy Heart

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Celebrate American Heart Month with Heart-Healthy Recipes! Join SNAP-Ed every Wednesday in February to learn how to prepare delicious and nutritious meals that promote heart health. Each week you will discover a wholesome and tasty dinner that everyone will love!Join Zoom here.SNAP-E...

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Office Hours with Ag Support Agencies

Friday, March 1, 2024

Funding is available to implement farm practices that help reduce runoff, increase soil health, sequester carbon and help soils hold water. If you’ve got questions about the state and federal grants that are available, the Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Tompkins/C...

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Youth Game Club

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Youth Game ClubOpen to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be able to connect with other parents while their youth play (with supervision)* Bring your favorite game!Space is limited. Register online today!

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grandparents with granddaughter

Parenting A Second Time Around (PASTA)

Monday, March 4, 2024

Parenting A Second Time Around (PASTA) is a FREE series designed for all kinship caregivers, including grandparents and other relatives, who are responsible for a child under the age of 18.Topics will include:  Child DevelopmentDiscipline and GuidanceCaring for yourselfRebuilding a fami...

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graphic outline of an apple with words "SNAP-Ed New York. Save time. Save Money. Eat Healthy.  Southern Finger Lakes Region"

Healthy Cooking Basics

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Join SNAP-Ed for cooking classes covering the basics of cooking and healthy eating. Each week will focus on different topics to simplify nutritious eating. Over five classes, you will get hands-on, in-depth cooking instruction.Class Dates & Description2/6: This week is an introduction to the...

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Keeping Backyard Chickens

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Learn practical advice for how to successfully raise chickens for home egg production. This class will explore topics including: sourcing healthy birds, determining which laying varieties are best for your needs, options for housing and nutrition, common illness and pest prevention, and the jo...

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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, March 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 As ...

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ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Saturday, March 9, 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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Spring Worm Composting Class

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Learn how worms can make fast, rich compost for your garden while disposing of your food scraps. Take home the bin, a starter population of worms, and the knowledge to tend to your new pets. Space is limited. Register online (on link below) or call CCE-Tompkins during businesses hours (607)...

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Minority and Women-Owned Businesses Coffee Hour

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Join us for a coffee hour with Precious Tshabalala from Harvest NY. Precious is the Food Systems Specialist with Harvest NY. Her focus is on distribution, procurement, diversification, access to new markets, and promotion of local foods. Precious will give an overview of the MWBE program and ...

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Fruit Tree Grafting

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Grafting has been used for centuries to join two trees into one to propagate various desired traits. This workshop will start with a presentation of the history of grafting and different grafting techniques. Participants will also have the opportunity to graft their own tree using the cleft g...

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2024 Ag Summit

Monday, March 18, 2024

Farmers, rural landowners, and local government officials are invited to attend the 2024 Tompkins County Agriculture Summit to learn about programs, emerging markets, and funding opportunities to address climate change, improve resiliency, and protect farmland for the future of farming. Presen...

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Thriving With Your Spirited Child

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Learn how to understand your and your child's temperamental traits, identify clues leading up to challenging behaviors and tantrums, and develop strategies for reducing or eliminating power struggles.

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Jam Making

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Canning jams and jellies is an easy, fast, and fun way to preserve fruit. In this workshop, we'll go over some of the basics of canning including equipment and food safety, and then learn how to make jams and jellies. Participants will have the opportunity to practice these skills with hands-on d...

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Thriving With Your Spirited Child

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Learn how to understand your and your child's temperamental traits, identify clues leading up to challenging behaviors and tantrums, and develop strategies for reducing or eliminating power struggles.

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common hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) L. used as a street tree in a 6-8 foot tree lawn

Citizen Pruner Training #1: Tree Selection and Care

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Join City Forester, Jeanne Grace, as she teaches how to select the right tree for your space as well as how to plant it and how to care for it in its early years.Each spring, CCE-Tompkins offers a multi-part training series for individuals who want to learn best practices for selecting, plant...

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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, April 4, 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 As ...

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Youth Game Club

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Youth Game ClubOpen to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be able to connect with other parents while their youth play (with supervision)* Bring your favorite game!Space is limited. Register online today!

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ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Monday, April 8, 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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Citizen Pruner Training #2: Tree Pruning

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Join Ithaca’s City Forester Jeanne Grace, who will guide you on best practices for pruning small and large trees. For trees to fulfill their important roles, we must learn how to work with them to allow for their long term health. Using the correct techniques will ensure your tree will be a s...

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Pruning Shrubs

Citizen Pruner Training #3: Ornamental Shrub Pruning

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Join retired CCE Tompkins Ag Educator, Monika Roth, who will guide you on best practices for pruning shrubs, from maintenance to rejuvenation. Shrubs are long lasting parts of our gardens - offering flowers, screening, and habitat. With good care, shrubs can be beautiful, healthy, and product...

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Duck Race

4-H Duck Race 2024

Sunday, April 28, 2024

The 4-H Duck Race 2024 will take place on Sunday, April 28th from 11am-4pm. Join us to watch as 3,000 rubber ducks tumble over Cascadilla Creek Falls and bob towards the finish line.

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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, May 2, 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 As ...

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Youth Game Club

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Youth Game ClubOpen to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be able to connect with other parents while their youth play (with supervision)* Bring your favorite game!Space is limited. Register online today!

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Pruning a Cherry Tree

Citizen Pruner Program Training #4: Citizen Pruner Class Hands-on Outdoor Workshop

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

The Hands-on Workshop, led by Ithaca’s City Forester Jeanne Grace, will allow participants to practice the pruning techniques they learned in the previous classes or sharpen their existing skills. The workshop will be outside and include a tree walk to identify the trees around the CCE Tompkin...

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

ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Saturday, May 11, 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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CLOSED for Memorial Day

Monday, May 27, 2024

Cornell Cooperative Extension offices will be closed in observance of the federal Memorial Day holiday.

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Youth Game Club

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Youth Game ClubOpen to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be able to connect with other parents while their youth play (with supervision)* Bring your favorite game!Space is limited. Register online today!

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

ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Monday, June 3, 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, June 6, 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 As ...

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CLOSED for Juneteenth

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County will be closed in observance of the federal Juneteenth holiday of June 19. There are programs still in operation with some staff in the office and working remotely. About JuneteenthJuneteenth is a holiday celebrated on the 19th...

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CLOSED for Independence Day

Thursday, July 4, 2024

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County are closed for the Independence Day Holiday.

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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, July 4, 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 As ...

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Youth Game Club

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Youth Game ClubOpen to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be able to connect with other parents while their youth play (with supervision)* Bring your favorite game!Space is limited. Register online today!

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

ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Saturday, July 13, 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, 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 As ...

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Youth Game Club

Saturday, August 3, 2024

Youth Game ClubOpen to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be able to connect with other parents while their youth play (with supervision)* Bring your favorite game!Space is limited. Register online today!

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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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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 As ...

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Youth Game Club

Saturday, September 7, 2024

Youth Game ClubOpen to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be able to connect with other parents while their youth play (with supervision)* Bring your favorite game!Space is limited. Register online today!

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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 As ...

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Youth Game Club

Saturday, October 5, 2024

Youth Game ClubOpen to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be able to connect with other parents while their youth play (with supervision)* Bring your favorite game!Space is limited. Register online today!

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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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Youth Game Club

Saturday, November 2, 2024

Youth Game ClubOpen to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be able to connect with other parents while their youth play (with supervision)* Bring your favorite game!Space is limited. Register online today!

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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 As ...

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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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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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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 As ...

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Youth Game Club

Saturday, December 7, 2024

Youth Game ClubOpen to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be able to connect with other parents while their youth play (with supervision)* Bring your favorite game!Space is limited. Register online today!

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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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