Right Tree, Right Place - Citizen Pruner Program Training #1 Monday, April 9, 7:00-8:30pm @CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue Ithaca, NY 14850-3555 Learn about choosing trees for difficult sites with Prof. Nina Bassuk, leader of Cornell's Urban Horticulture Institute and co-author of 'Trees in the Urban Landscape.' This is the first in our 4-part training series for Citizen Pruner Volunteers, but is open to the public. Cost: $5/person; register and pay online at: http://db.ccetompkins.org/programs/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1358 . Questions, or want to volunteer? Contact Monika Roth at m...@cornell.edu<mailto:m...@cornell.edu> or (607) 272-2292.
Growing Medicinal Herbs for Home and Farms Tuesday, April 10, 6:00-8:00pm @Tompkins County Public Library, 101 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 Andrea and Matthias Reisen of Healing Spirits Herb Farm (healingspiritsherbfarm.com) will lead this class on how to grow medicinal herbs in your home garden or farm. They will cover easy and more challenging herbs, and the processes for planting, cultivating, harvesting, processing, and marketing them. Cost: $10-$20/ person self-determined sliding scale, pay what you can afford. Pre-registration is required to hold your place, visit http://db.ccetompkins.org/programs/civicrm/event/info?id=1320&reset=1 to register and pay online. Questions? Contact Jennie Cramer at jr...@cornell.edu<mailto:jr...@cornell.edu> or (607) 272-2292. Using Plants for Natural Dyes Wednesday, April 11, 6:30-8:30pm @CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850 Natural dyes can be made from many wild and cultivated plants, and also from common foods. Textile artists Sarah Gotowka (Luna Fibers) and Tracy McLellan will discuss native dye plants you can grow, methods for dyeing fibers and fabrics, and will show examples. Cost: $7-$10/person self-determined sliding scale. Pre-registration is required to hold your place in the class. Register and pay online at: http://db.ccetompkins.org/programs/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1268 . Questions? Contact Chrys Gardener at ca...@cornell.edu<mailto:ca...@cornell.edu> or (607) 272-2292. Home Improvement Scams Thursday, April 12, 11:00am-1:00pm @CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, NY In this FREE Consumer Issues Program, NYS Assistant Attorney General Mike Danaher will discuss how to recognize and avoid typical home improvement scams, and what to do if they happen to you. After his presentation, members of the public may consult individually with Attorney Danaher on consumer issues they have been unable to resolve locally. Please arrive by 12:30pm for a consultation. Presentations are videotaped for broadcast on Public Access Channel 15 on Mondays at 7:00 am, 1:00pm & 7:00pm. For help with consumer issues, please call the Consumer HelpLine at (607) 272-2292 or email cce.consumerh...@cornell.edu<mailto:cce.consumerh...@cornell.edu>. Lansing Youth Spaghetti Supper Friday, April 13, 5:00-7:00pm @ All Saints Church,347 Ridge Road, Lansing, New York 14882 You in the Rural Youth Services program will cook and serve at this annual fundraiser. Meat and vegetarian options are available. Cost: $8/adult,$4/child 14 & under or $20/family. All proceeds support Lansing Rural Youth Services programs. Questions? Contact Shelley Lester at sj...@cornell.edu<mailto:sj...@cornell.edu> or (607) 272-2292. Parents Apart(r) Saturday, April 14, 9:00am-4:00pm @confidential location, provided when you register Parents Apart(r) is a six-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. The workshop is taught by therapists and attorneys and focuses on how children react emotionally to their parents' separation or divorce, and what parents can do to help them adjust. Registration is confidential and parents of the same child(ren) are placed in different workshops. Workshop is offered on: (1) SATURDAY, 9:00am-4:00pm with a 1-hour break OR (2) consecutive MONDAY evenings, 6:00-9:00pm. Cost: $60-$100, self-determined sliding-scale. Reduced rates available; no one will be turned away. To discuss concerns about safety or other special circumstances, please contact Jennifer Gray, Parenting Educator at jc...@cornell.edu<mailto:jc...@cornell.edu>, (607) 272-2292. More at: ccetompkins.org/parents-apart AgStravaganza! Saturday, April 14, 10:00am-4:00pm @Ithaca Commons, 171 East MLK, Jr. / State Street, Ithaca, NY Learn about local agriculture at this FREE fun, family event that brings local farms to the Ithaca Commons! See sheep shearing and fiber spinning, lots of products to sample and purchase, plus big farm equipment to climb into and learn about. Lots of farmers and ag organizations will be there to answer questions and provide information. And, the Dairy Princess Court will hand out free ice cream! For more information, contact Debbie Teeter at (607) 272-2292 ext. 151 or dl...@cornell.edu<mailto:dl...@cornell.edu> . Sponsored by Tompkins County Farm Bureau with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. For more information about sustainability in the Tompkins County area, please visit: http://www.sustainabletompkins.org/ If you have questions about this list please contact the list manager, Tom Shelley, at t...@cornell.edu.