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 

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: 

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.

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