Volunteers with the Beautification Brigade care for a planting near the Ithaca Commons in 2021.

Volunteers at work in a garden by the Ithaca Commons

Beautification Brigade t-shirts, Community Beautification
Image by Dan Klein

Beautification Brigade t-shirts on a clothesline


Beautification Brigade Orientation

  • Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Beautification Brigade takes care of public flower plantings in Ithaca. Have fun, learn gardening techniques, and help keep Ithaca gorgeous. No experience required.

The Orientation will be about an hour long, with time for any questions at the end. We will introduce you to the Beautification Program and our sites, share information about our volunteer sessions and how to register, and show the short, CCE-mandated training video for all volunteers. The orientation will take place in person at Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County, in Room A, on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 and Wednesday March 29, 2023.

You only need to attend one of the orientation meetings. The information presented will be the same on both dates. Due to space constraints, the orientation can only accommodate up to 25 people. Please register early to ensure a space. Registration will close on March 20, or when capacity is reached.

To register for one of the 2023 orientations, visit Beautification Brigade Orientation Registration.



Learn More



Janine Willis
Community Beautification Coordinator
(607) 272-2292


CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555

Last updated March 24, 2023