Monday, November 12, 2012

Upcoming classes & events from CCE-Tompkins

Food and Farming Events from CCE:

Finger Lakes Cheese Trail Open House
Saturday November 17, 10:00am-5:00pm
Various locations in the Finger Lakes
Learn about the wonderful variety of cheeses produced here in the Finger Lakes by visiting local cheese producers and sampling their products. The Finger Lakes Cheese Trail is an organization of cheese producers from throughout the Finger Lakes who make artisan cheeses from milk produced at their family farms.  Great cheeses are being made, ranging from English style raw milk cheddars, cheese curd, gouda and swiss types from dairy cow milk, to blue cheeses, chevre and feta from goats and sheep milk. Free!  Learn more at:  For more information, call Monika Roth at 272-2292 or email

GARDENS 4 HUMANITY Season Extension Class
Thursday, November 29, 7:00–8:30pm
at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca
Josh Dolan of Gardens 4 Humanity will lead this class covering the basic principles, techniques and technology of season extension, a crucial strategy in our northern climate.  Participants also will have an opportunity to construct a functional cold frame from local lumber.  Fee for the class is $5.  Please call Cooperative Extension at (607) 272-2292 to sign up!  Note: students may purchase a finished cold frame for $150, but will need to place an order before the class.

GARDENS 4 HUMANITY Winter Gardening Network Meeting
Friday, December 7, 5:30–7:30 pm
at Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca
Celebrate the end of gardening season and look forward to next year!  This session is open to all those interested in finding common cause and forming a coalition to strengthen our local gardening community including school gardeners, farm-to-school activists, community garden enthusiasts, urban farmers and allies.  Gardens 4 Humanity will be distributing the 3rd edition of our School and Community Gardening Resource Guide.  For more information, contact Josh at (607) 272-2292 or email

2013 Master Composter Training
Starts February 14, 2013
Applications due: Monday, January 28, 2013        
Volunteer to help promote responsible composting in Tompkins County. Training involves 20 hours of class time covering composting in depth, and 20 hours of "practical internship". After training, Master Composters give back to the community in a variety of outreach activities. Fee: $60 training deposit, reimbursed when volunteer work complete. Contact Adam Michaelides at 272-2292x124 or for information or to receive training announcements.

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