Karryn Olson-Ramanujan | 21 Jun 14:20 2015
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Last chance and amazing deal for Permaculture Teacher Training with Jude Hobbs

Two slots are open for $700 Tuition and free housing!
Don't miss this opportunity!

Advanced Permaculture Course in Teaching with Jude Hobbs

Empower yourself to advocate for change through whole systems design and teaching! In this dynamic and interactive course, you will learn; significant teaching techniques to communicate Permaculture methodologies in a wide variety of educational settings, curriculum building, group facilitation,  event planning and much more.
 
Dates: June 24 to June 30, 2015
Where: The Commons: 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Tuition:  Receive $50 off when mentioning your instructors name! Free housing may be available.
Sliding Scale: $750 to $950. Includes course materials, light breakfast and lunch.

For more information or to register:
Contact Monica Ibacache at events <at> beyondorganicdesign.com
www.beyondorganicdesign.com             

<div><div dir="ltr">Two slots are open for $700 Tuition and free housing! <br>Don't miss this opportunity!<br><div>
<br>Advanced Permaculture Course in Teaching with Jude Hobbs<br><br>Empower yourself to advocate for change through whole systems design and teaching! In this dynamic and interactive course, you will learn; significant teaching techniques to communicate Permaculture methodologies in a wide variety of educational settings, curriculum building, group facilitation,&nbsp; event planning and much more.<br>&nbsp;<br>Dates: June 24 to June 30, 2015<br>Where: The Commons: 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York <br>Tuition:&nbsp; Receive $50 off when mentioning your instructors name! Free housing may be available.<br>Sliding Scale: $750 to $950. Includes course materials, light breakfast and lunch. <br><br>For more information or to register: <br>Contact Monica Ibacache at <a href="mailto:events@...">events <at> beyondorganicdesign.com</a><br><a href="http://www.beyondorganicdesign.com">www.beyondorganicdesign.com</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br><br>
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Chrys B. Gardener | 16 Jun 20:28 2015
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Permaculture Park volunteer sessions, Thursdays 4-7 pm

Volunteer Sessions at the Permaculture Park

Alice Miller Way, Ithaca

Thursdays from 4-7 pm, starting on Thursday 6/18

Tools, gloves and instruction provided

 

Volunteer gardening sessions will be held in the Permaculture Park in Ithaca’s Northside on Thursdays from 4-7 pm. The Permaculture Park is located in Conley Park on Alice Miller Way, between the Sciencenter and the former Neighborhood Pride grocery store on Hancock Street.

 

Neighborhood volunteers and staff from CCE Tompkins have been working together to plant edible species in the park for the last two years, and the park is starting to bear fruit this summer! Strawberries and Juneberries are ripe for picking now, and later this summer there will also be raspberries, currants, gooseberries, apples and plums ripening in the park.

 

Volunteer for an hour or two to help support this project, or just take a walk through the park to see how edible plants can successfully be planted in a public setting in an urban environment. The new Northside farmers market also takes place on Thursdays from 4-7 pm, in the parking lot of the former Neighborhood Pride grocery store. For more information contact Chrys Gardener at 272-2292 or email cab69-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org

 

 

 

 

Chrys Gardener
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850
(607)272-2292, extension 241
www.ccetompkins.org

 

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<p class="MsoNormal">Volunteer Sessions at the Permaculture Park<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Alice Miller Way, Ithaca<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Thursdays from 4-7 pm, starting on Thursday 6/18<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Tools, gloves and instruction provided<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Volunteer gardening sessions will be held in the Permaculture Park in Ithaca&rsquo;s Northside on Thursdays from 4-7 pm. The Permaculture Park is located in Conley Park on Alice Miller Way, between the Sciencenter and the former Neighborhood
 Pride grocery store on Hancock Street. <p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Neighborhood volunteers and staff from CCE Tompkins have been working together to plant edible species in the park for the last two years, and the park is starting to bear fruit this summer! Strawberries and Juneberries are ripe for picking
 now, and later this summer there will also be raspberries, currants, gooseberries, apples and plums ripening in the park.
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<p class="MsoNormal">Volunteer for an hour or two to help support this project, or just take a walk through the park to see how edible plants can successfully be planted in a public setting in an urban environment. The new Northside farmers market also takes
 place on Thursdays from 4-7 pm, in the parking lot of the former Neighborhood Pride grocery store. For more information contact Chrys Gardener at 272-2292 or email
<a href="mailto:cab69@...">cab69@...</a><p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Chrys Gardener<br>
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator<br>
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County<br>
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850<br>
(607)272-2292, extension 241<br><a href="http://www.ccetompkins.org"><span>www.ccetompkins.org</span></a><p></p></span></p>
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Sandra J. Repp | 16 Jun 17:54 2015
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6/19-6/24: Gardener’s Plastic Pot Swap AND Canning Jar Exchange

Gardener’s Plastic Pot Swap AND Canning Jar Exchange

Friday, June 19-Wednesday, June 24, 9:00am-6:00pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY

 

LEAVE your plastic nursery pots, trays and cell packs IN GOOD CONDITION  (no broken or torn plastic) in the designated area on the east  side of the CCE Parking lot at 615 Willow Ave.  Pots will be sorted by size, so help us out by putting them in the pile with similar sizes!

 

TAKE AWAY as many pots as you can use, too!  Plastic that is left after the event will be taken to a recycler for processing. Recycle your plastic plant containers instead of throwing them away.

 

CANNING JAR SWAP!  Canning jars must be empty, free of debris and in good condition (not broken).  Please bring your canning jars to donate in BOXES, NOT BAGS!  All size canning jars are welcomed, but they must be true canning jars (no mayonnaise or sauce jars, please). Take away as many jars as you can use!

 

The purpose of the swap is to promote reuse of pots and jars.  Gardeners and canners appreciate this opportunity for reusing pots and canning jars.  After June 24th, no more pots or jars will be accepted at Cooperative Extension, however county residents can take these items to the Tompkins County Recycling/Solid Waste Center.  For more information, call Cooperative Extension at 607-272-2292 or visit http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/06/19/gardeners-pot-swap-recycling-event.

 

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AND Canning Jar Exchange</span><span><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Friday, June 19-Wednesday, June 24, 9:00am-6:00pm</span><span><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY</span><span><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>LEAVE</span><span> your plastic nursery pots, trays and
 cell packs IN GOOD CONDITION&nbsp; (no broken or torn plastic) in the designated area on the east &nbsp;side of the CCE Parking lot at 615 Willow Ave.&nbsp; Pots will be sorted by size, so help us out by putting them in the pile with similar sizes!
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>TAKE AWAY</span><span> as many pots as you can use, too!&nbsp;
 Plastic that is left after the event will be taken to a recycler for processing. Recycle your plastic plant containers instead of throwing them away.<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CANNING</span><span>
JAR SWAP!&nbsp; Canning jars must be empty, free of debris and in good condition (not broken).&nbsp; Please bring your canning jars to donate
<span>in BOXES, NOT BAGS</span>!&nbsp; All size canning jars are welcomed, but they must be
<span>true canning jars</span> (<span>no mayonnaise or sauce jars, please</span>). Take away as many jars as you can use!<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The purpose of the swap is to promote
<span>reuse</span> of pots and jars.&nbsp; Gardeners and canners appreciate this opportunity for reusing pots and canning jars. &nbsp;After June 24</span><span>th</span><span>,
 no more pots or jars will be accepted at Cooperative Extension, however county residents can take these items to the Tompkins County Recycling/Solid Waste Center.&nbsp; For more information, call Cooperative Extension at 607-272-2292 or visit
<a href="http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/06/19/gardeners-pot-swap-recycling-event">
http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/06/19/gardeners-pot-swap-recycling-event</a>.<p></p></span></p>
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Sandra J. Repp | 15 Jun 19:16 2015
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NEW DATE! 6/22: "Turning Gardens into Pollinator Habitats"

Note DATE CHANGE from 6/15 to 6/22. Apologies for any inconvenience!

 

 

Turning Gardens into Pollinator Habitats

Monday, June 22, 6:30-8:30 pm

<at> CCE-Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca

 

Attractive flowering plants that support pollinators throughout their lives add another dimension to gardens and landscapes.  Native plants in particular are great for our native pollinators, such as butterflies.  There are pollinator plants you can use whether your site is hot and dry, wet, clay, sand, or dry shade.  Turning Gardens into Pollinator Habitats will be offered Mon. June 22, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca.  $5-$10 self-selected sliding scale fee.  Pre-registration recommended to ensure enough handouts.  Please call 272-2292 for more information or registration.

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<p><span>Turning Gardens into Pollinator Habitats</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p><span>Monday</span><span>, June 22</span><span>,
 6:30-8:30 pm</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p><span> <at> CCE-Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca</span><span><p></p></span></p>
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<p><span>Attractive flowering plants that support pollinators throughout their lives add another dimension to gardens and landscapes.&nbsp; Native plants in particular are great for
 our native pollinators, such as butterflies.&nbsp; There are pollinator plants you can use whether your site is hot and dry, wet, clay, sand, or dry shade.&nbsp;
Turning Gardens into Pollinator Habitats will be offered Mon. June 22, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca.&nbsp; $5-$10 self-selected sliding scale fee.&nbsp; Pre-registration recommended
 to ensure enough handouts.&nbsp; Please call 272-2292 for more information or registration.<p></p></span></p>
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Chrys B. Gardener | 3 Jun 17:29 2015
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Intro to Permaculture, Thurs. 6/11 at CCE Tompkins

Introduction to Permaculture

Thursday, June 11, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

CCE Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca

$5.00 - $10.00 sliding scale

 

Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is a popular and ancient system of growing food that minimizes labor by using perennial plants, which come back year after year.  Join Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres (edibleacres.org) for an evening introduction to the basic concepts of permaculture. We'll look at living examples of plant guilds, polycultures, and shed light on some of the concepts that inform permaculture ethics and design in gardens and beyond.

 

Click here to register online, or call 272-2292 to register by phone. For more information go to www.ccetompkins.org/events or email cab69-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org

 

 

Chrys Gardener
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850
(607)272-2292, extension 241
www.ccetompkins.org

 

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<p><span>Introduction to Permaculture</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p><span>Thursday, June 11, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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<p><span>CCE Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p><span>$5.00 - $10.00 sliding scale</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p><span>Permaculture (<span>perma</span>nent agric<span>ulture</span>)
 is a popular and ancient system of growing food that minimizes labor by using perennial plants, which come back year after year. &nbsp;Join Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres (<a href="http://edibleacres.org/">edibleacres.org</a>) for an evening introduction to the
 basic concepts of permaculture. We'll look at living examples of plant guilds, polycultures, and shed light on some of the concepts that inform permaculture ethics and design in gardens and beyond.<p></p></span></p>
<p><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p><span><a href="http://db.ccetompkins.org/programs/civicrm/event/info?id=339&amp;reset=1">Click here</a> to register online, or call 272-2292 to register by phone. For more information
 go to <a href="http://www.ccetompkins.org/events">www.ccetompkins.org/events</a> or email
<a href="mailto:cab69@...">cab69@...</a><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Chrys Gardener<br>
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator<br>
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County<br>
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850<br>
(607)272-2292, extension 241<br><a href="http://www.ccetompkins.org"><span>www.ccetompkins.org</span></a><p></p></span></p>
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Steve Gabriel | 3 Jun 00:22 2015

Learning from our forest elders

New post discusses the importance of preserving the wisdom of forest stewardship for future generations.

"….One of the realizations I’ve come to having worked many hours in the woods, is that forestry and agroforestry are inherently humbling practices, because when we enter the world of trees and forests, we have to look beyond years and decades, and start thinking about centuries. Many of the consequences of the choices we make (good or bad) in our lifetime, won’t be seen until the next generation. Working with both Mike and Ken have instilled in me the notion that collecting, storing, and sharing the wisdom of one generation of forest stewards is essential to keeping healthy forests around for the long haul. This cultural preservation is as important, if not more important, than learning tree ID or and farming and forestry skills."

Read entire post: http://farmingthewoods.com/2015/05/31/learning-from-our-forest-elders-audio-video/

A 5-day Forestry & Agroforestry short course, hosted by the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (July 24 - 28), will feature finger lakes forest elder Mike Demunn along with co-author of Farming the Woods, Steve Gabriel.

Read more about the class: http://fingerlakespermaculture.org/programs/2015-program-listing/short-course

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  <span>New post discusses the importance of
 preserving the wisdom of forest stewardship for future generations. </span><br><br>

"&hellip;.One of the realizations I&rsquo;ve come to having worked many hours in the 
woods, is that forestry and agroforestry are inherently humbling 
practices, because when we enter the world of trees and forests, we have
 to look beyond years and decades, and start thinking about centuries. 
Many of the consequences of the choices we make (good or bad) in our 
lifetime, won&rsquo;t be seen until the next generation. Working with both 
Mike and Ken have instilled in me the notion that collecting, storing, 
and sharing the wisdom of one generation of forest stewards is essential
 to keeping healthy forests around for the long haul. This cultural 
preservation is as important, if not more important, than learning tree 
ID or and farming and forestry skills."<br><br>

Read entire post: 
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://farmingthewoods.com/2015/05/31/learning-from-our-forest-elders-audio-video/">http://farmingthewoods.com/2015/05/31/learning-from-our-forest-elders-audio-video/</a><br><br>

A 5-day Forestry &amp; Agroforestry short course, hosted by the Finger 
Lakes Permaculture Institute (July 24 - 28), will feature finger lakes 
forest elder Mike Demunn along with co-author of Farming the Woods, 
Steve Gabriel. <br><br>

Read more about the class: 
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://fingerlakespermaculture.org/programs/2015-program-listing/short-course">http://fingerlakespermaculture.org/programs/2015-program-listing/short-course</a><br><br><div class="moz-signature">-- <br><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="http://www.FingerLakesPermaculture.org">www.FingerLakesPermaculture.org</a><br>

607.527.0607<br><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:steve@...">steve@...</a><br><br>
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Chrys B. Gardener | 1 Jun 15:34 2015
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Dye Plants class, Tues 6/2 at CCE Tompkins

Using Plants for Natural Dyes

Tuesday June 2, 6:30-8:30 pm

CCE Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca


Natural dyes can be made from a variety of wild and cultivated plants. Textile artist Tracy McLellan will show slides of plants that can be used for dyeing fibers and fabrics. The discussion will include native plants and some that can be grown in our gardens, as well as common foods that can be used for dyes. Methods for dyeing with plants on fibers and fabrics will be provided and examples of plant-dyed fibers and fabrics will be shown.


Click here to register online.


 Or call 272-2292 to register by phone.





Chrys Gardener
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850
(607)272-2292, extension 241
www.ccetompkins.org
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<p>Using Plants for Natural Dyes</p>
<p>Tuesday June 2, 6:30-8:30 pm</p>
<p>CCE Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca</p>
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<p>Natural dyes can be made from a variety of wild and cultivated plants. Textile artist Tracy McLellan will show slides of plants that can be used for dyeing fibers and fabrics. The discussion will include native plants and some that can be grown in our gardens,
 as well as common foods that can be used for dyes. Methods for dyeing with plants on fibers and fabrics will be provided and examples of plant-dyed fibers and fabrics will be shown.
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<p><a href="http://db.ccetompkins.org/programs/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&amp;id=332">Click here to register online.
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<p>&nbsp;Or call 272-2292 to register by phone. <br></p>
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Chrys Gardener<br>
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator<br>
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County<br>
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850<br>
(607)272-2292, extension 241<br>
www.ccetompkins.org<br>
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Chrys B. Gardener | 19 May 17:07 2015
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Creative Container Gardening, Tues. 5/26 at CCE Tompkins

Creative Container Gardening

Tuesday May 26, 6:30-8:30 pm

CCE Tompkins

$5-$10 sliding scale

 

Growing vegetables and herbs in containers is a great way to get started with gardening! Container gardens need little care other than watering, and most herbs and vegetables can be grown in pots and planters, even root crops like potatoes, carrots and onions. Bring your own container to this class and you will go home with it filled and planted. For more information, go to http://ccetompkins.org/events or email cab69-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org

 

New - register online!

 

 

Chrys Gardener
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850
(607)272-2292, extension 241
www.ccetompkins.org

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Creative Container Gardening<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Tuesday May 26, 6:30-8:30 pm<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CCE Tompkins<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>$5-$10 sliding scale<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Growing vegetables and herbs in containers is a great way to get started with gardening! Container gardens need little care other than watering, and most herbs and vegetables can be grown in
 pots and planters, even root crops like potatoes, carrots and onions. Bring your own container to this class and you will go home with it filled and planted. For more information, go to
<a href="http://ccetompkins.org/events">http://ccetompkins.org/events</a> or email cab69@...<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New - <a href="http://db.ccetompkins.org/programs/civicrm/event/info?id=329&amp;reset=1">
register online!</a><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Chrys Gardener<br>
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator<br>
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County<br>
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850<br>
(607)272-2292, extension 241<br><a href="http://www.ccetompkins.org"><span>www.ccetompkins.org</span></a><p></p></span></p>
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Sandra J. Repp | 18 May 18:55 2015
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5/19: Master Gardener “After-the-Plant-Sale” SALE!

 

C’mon over after work tomorrow and check out what’s for sale!  Prices are too good to pass up and there’s still a good selection!  Please forward to friends and neighbors!

 

 

Master Gardener “After-the-Plant-Sale” SALE!

Tuesday, May 19, 3:00-6:00pm

<at> Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca 14850

If you missed the huge Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale this past Saturday, here's another chance to stock your garden with beautiful perennials, grown specifically for the plant sale or donated from the personal gardens of our Master Gardener volunteers.  When the sale ended, plants that remained in the Master Gardener sales area were brought back here to Cooperative Extension and there’s still a good selection from which to choose (sorry, we can’t check on specific plant availability!).  Prices are reduced and range from $2 or $3 for small pots, to $4 or $5 for larger pots!   Plants will be behind our building, just off the parking lot beneath the pergola, and Master Gardener volunteers will be available to help you. 

 

Visit: http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/05/19/master-gardener-after-the-plant-sale-sale for photos of some of the plants, and a map to our location!

 

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>C&rsquo;mon over after work tomorrow and check out what&rsquo;s for sale!&nbsp; Prices are too good to pass up and there&rsquo;s still a good selection!</span><span> &nbsp;Please
 forward to friends and neighbors!<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Master Gardener &ldquo;After-the-Plant-Sale&rdquo; SALE!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Tuesday, May 19, 3:00-6:00pm<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span> <at>  Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca 14850<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>If you missed the huge Spring Garden Fair &amp; Plant Sale this past Saturday, here's another chance to stock your garden with beautiful perennials, grown specifically for the plant sale or donated from the personal
 gardens of our Master Gardener volunteers.&nbsp; When the sale ended, plants that remained in the Master Gardener sales area were brought back here to Cooperative Extension and there&rsquo;s still a good selection from which to choose (sorry,
we can&rsquo;t check on specific plant availability!).&nbsp; Prices are reduced and range from
$2 or $3 for small pots, to $4 or $5 for larger pots!&nbsp;&nbsp; Plants will be behind our building, just off the parking lot beneath the pergola, and Master Gardener volunteers will be available to help you.&nbsp;
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Visit: <a href="http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/05/19/master-gardener-after-the-plant-sale-sale">
http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/05/19/master-gardener-after-the-plant-sale-sale</a> for photos of some of the plants, and a map to our location!
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Karryn Olson-Ramanujan | 16 May 14:12 2015
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PLEASE SHARE WIDELY Occupy the Farm film at Cinemapolis May 19, 7pm, with Q&A

Occupy the Farm, a film by Todd Darling, tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walk onto a publicly owned research farm and plant it with two acres of crops in order to save the land from becoming a real-estate development.

The film captures an intense conflict over one piece of land. Compelling characters on both sides of the battle create a remarkable narrative in which community members employ an ingenious strategy to confront a powerful institution in the effort to preserve public land for urban farming.

From preparing the soil to police raids, from lawsuits to overflowing harvests, Occupy the Farm reveals a determined community responding with a direct action to address a major social need: healthy food and access to public land.

Join us on May 19th at Cinemapolis at 7:00 pm.
There will be speakers from our community and lots of smiling faces.

The film will be introduced by Rafael Aponte, Farmer and owner of Rocky Acres Community Farm and who represents Groundswell and their Youth Farm Project
For the after-screening Q&A Rafael will be joined by
Ann Piombino, the Youth Farm Manager and by Jhakeem Haltom from Ithaca's Congo Square Market

Watch the trailer:https://vimeo.com/117053430

The facebook link is: https://www.facebook.com/events/998974523453573/

Critics Say:

“Riveting from the start”, says the Village Voice’s film critic Ernest Handy about OCCUPY THE FARM. “It illustrates the staggering extent to which corporate interests dictate policy and shape scientific research.”

“Sweeps up the viewer in a fast-paced, character-driven narrative,” says Sarah Burke in her film review of OCCUPY THE FARM in East Bay Express.
“Empowering food for thought,” says Los Angeles Times film critic Michael Rechtsaffen.


The film raises big issues about the public mission of Land Grant Universities and how it has been - and continues to be undermined by big agriculture, big food, big pharm...

Please come, watch the film, and be part of the discussion of how we can work together - campus and community - to promote the PUBLIC MISSION of our own Land Grant university here in NY.


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<div><span class="">Occupy the Farm, a film by Todd Darling, tells the 
story of 200 urban farmers who walk onto a publicly owned research farm 
and plant it with two acres of crops in order to save the land from 
becoming a real-estate development. <br><br> The film captures an 
intense conflict over one piece of land. Compelling characters on both 
sides of the battle create a remarkable narrative in which community 
members employ an ingenious strategy to confront a powerful institution 
in the effort to preserve public land for urban farming. <br><br> From 
preparing the soil to police raids, from lawsuits to overflowing 
harvests, Occupy the Farm reveals a determined community responding with
 a direct action to address a major social need: healthy <span class="">food and access to public land. <br><br> Join us on May 19th at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/cinemapolis">Cinemapolis</a> at 7:00 pm.<br> There will be speakers from our community and lots of smiling faces. <br><br>
 The film will be introduced by Rafael Aponte, Farmer and owner of Rocky
 Acres Community Farm and who represents Groundswell and their Youth 
Farm Project<br> For the after-screening Q&amp;A Rafael will be joined by<br> Ann Piombino, the Youth Farm Manager and by Jhakeem Haltom from Ithaca's Congo Square Market<br><br> Watch the trailer:<a href="https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2F117053430&amp;h=aAQG4pQf3&amp;enc=AZMI0O_ZDurueEfYkCww_3exNLLT4zsOtN0v8TPzFGrg_WtVd27Ueoi5VG1lNQM15-8&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank"><span>https://vimeo.com/</span><span class=""></span>117053430</a><br><br></span></span></div>
<span class=""><span class="">The facebook link is: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/998974523453573/">https://www.facebook.com/events/998974523453573/</a><br></span></span><div>
<span class=""><span class=""> <br> Critics Say:<br><br>
 &ldquo;Riveting from the start&rdquo;, says the Village Voice&rsquo;s film critic Ernest 
Handy about OCCUPY THE FARM. &ldquo;It illustrates the staggering extent to 
which corporate interests dictate policy and shape scientific research.&rdquo;<br><br>
 &ldquo;Sweeps up the viewer in a fast-paced, character-driven narrative,&rdquo; 
says Sarah Burke in her film review of OCCUPY THE FARM in East Bay 
Express.<br> &ldquo;Empowering food for thought,&rdquo; says Los Angeles Times film critic Michael Rechtsaffen.</span></span><br><br>The film raises big issues about the public mission of Land Grant 
Universities and how it has been - and continues to be undermined by big
 agriculture, big food, big pharm...<br><br>Please come, watch the film,
 and be part of the discussion of how we can work together - campus and 
community - to promote the PUBLIC MISSION of our own Land Grant 
university here in NY.<br><br><br>
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Chrys B. Gardener | 13 May 17:30 2015
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Collecting Ash Seed Workshop, CCE Tompkins, Tues May 19

Collecting Ash Seed for Preservation
Tuesday May 19 , 6:30-8:30 pm
CCE Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY
Free!

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week is May 18-24. If you are concerned about this invasive insect and the threat to our native ash trees, then please consider attending a free workshop on collecting ash seed at CCE on Tuesday May 19 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

The participants of this workshop will be introduced to the protocol for collecting ash seed, learn how to identify ash species and learn about preserving genetic diversity through seed. It is our hope that the information you gain from this workshop will result in your contribution of ash seed collections to both the Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank (MARSB) and the National Ash Conservation Project. Ash trees don't produce seed every year, but this spring the ash trees are flowering and it looks like this will be a good year for collecting seed


Native seed collection is imperative for the preservation, conservation and reclamation of plant communities in decline. Faced with the loss of ash (Fraxinus) species as a result of the Emerald Ash Borer, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank and the USFS National Seed Lab are collecting ash seed across New York State for preservation. Collecting seed is a fast and inexpensive way to preserve germplasm. By conserving the genetic diversity of ash species before the populations are lost, we have more opportunities to adequately restore the species to the landscape once a successful biological control is found.


This workshop is your opportunity to become involved in an unique and exciting regional seed collection network. We are eager to create permanent relationships with botanists and naturalists interested in native seed collection. We hope to see you on May 19th! 


This workshop is free, but spaces are limited. Please call 272-2292 or email cab69-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org to register. For more information visit ccetompkins.org/events



Chrys Gardener
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850
(607)272-2292, extension 241
www.ccetompkins.org
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Collecting Ash Seed for Preservation<br>
Tuesday May 19 , 6:30-8:30 pm<br>
CCE Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY <br>
Free! <br><br>The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that
<a href="http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/97037.html">Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week</a> is May 18-24. If you are concerned about this invasive insect and the threat to our native ash trees, then please consider attending a free workshop on collecting ash seed
 at CCE on Tuesday May 19 from 6:30-8:30 pm. <br><br>
The participants of this workshop will be introduced to the protocol for collecting ash seed, learn how to identify ash species and learn about preserving genetic diversity through seed. It is our hope that the information you gain from this workshop will result
 in your contribution of ash seed collections to both the Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank (MARSB) and the National Ash Conservation Project. Ash trees don't produce seed every year, but this spring the ash trees are flowering and it looks like&nbsp;this will be
 a good year for collecting seed
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<p>Native seed collection is imperative for the preservation, conservation and reclamation of plant communities in decline. Faced with the loss of ash (Fraxinus) species as a result of the Emerald Ash Borer, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank and the USFS
 National Seed Lab are collecting ash seed across New York State for preservation. Collecting seed is a fast and inexpensive way to preserve germplasm. By conserving the genetic diversity of ash species before the populations are lost, we have more opportunities
 to adequately restore the species to the landscape once a successful biological control is found.
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<p>This workshop is your opportunity to become involved in an unique and exciting regional seed collection network. We are eager to create permanent relationships with botanists and naturalists interested in native seed collection. We hope to see you on May
 19th!&nbsp;</p>
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This workshop is free, but spaces are limited. Please call 272-2292 or email cab69@... to register. For more information visit ccetompkins.org/events
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Chrys Gardener<br>
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator<br>
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County<br>
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850<br>
(607)272-2292, extension 241<br>
www.ccetompkins.org<br>
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