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CCE Cayuga 4-H Presents:

Giant Pumpkin Growing Contest

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Seed Pickup Happening Now! - Weigh in 10/19/24
CCE Cayuga Office

Think that you can grow the biggest pumpkin? 4-H of Cayuga County would like to see you try!

Youth under 18 years of age and under (4-H members and non-members) are invited to join this contest to grow the biggest pumpkin. Weigh-in will be at the Halloween event at Ward O'Hara Agriculture and Country Living Museum on Oct 19.

Winners will be named for heaviest pumpkin and other categories to be announced. Participants must use the "Big Moose" variety. Prizes to be determined.

*Photo by Zen Chung via Pexels.com

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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CCE Tompkins Presents:

Nut Tree Walk

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Wednesday June 22, 10am
F.R. Newman Arboretum - Cornell University

Join Agrofroestry Educator Gabe Smith on a walk through the Cornell Arboretum and discover the yearly cycle of chestnuts, hazelnuts, and other nut trees.

Learn basic tree ID along with the benefits and challenges of growing nut trees, get information and resources for all things nuts!

Register Today!

*Photo by Danielle Cook

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Basic Basket Making With Wellspring Willow

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Saturday, June 23, 9am-3pm
Wellspring Forest Farm

Join us for a day of learning and practicing natural basketry. In this class, participants will begin or build on their knowledge of making a Ribbed Basket, using common plants found on the wild and tended landscape.

See and work with examples of willow planted and managed at Wellspring Forest Farm. We will focus on processing willow whips for weaving, but will also use tree bark, vines, and other plants. Students will leave with a plan and the start of a basket they will likely need to finish at home - along with a deeper connection with self, others and nature

*Photo by Thanradee Maturos via Pexels.com

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Grow Your Own Mushrooms:

(Part 1 - Outdoors)

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Sunday, June 30th 11am-3pm
Wellspring Forest Farm

Using Wellspring Forest Farm as a living laboratory, we will explore the role fungi play in healthy ecosystems and how we can partner with them to build soil while we grow food and medicine.

This class will focus on shiitake log, lion's mane stump, and wine cap bed inoculations. The class fee includes a mushroom lunch, and inoculated materials to take home

*Photo by Wellspring Forest Farm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Grow Your Own Mushrooms:

(Part 2 - Indoors)

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Sunday, July 28th 11am-3pm
Wellspring Forest Farm

Using Wellspring Forest Farm as a living laboratory, we will explore ways we can grow mushrooms in creative use of spaces, year round.

This class will focus on oyster straw and lions mane block production methods, along with discussion of the environmental requirements and controls to grow inside.

*Photo by Wellspring Forest Farm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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NOFA-NY  Presents:

Farmer's Forum

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Every Tuesday 3pm-4pm
Online Via Zoom

Every Tuesday afternoon, Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) will host a technical assistance call-in hour.

The Education Team will be available for open discussion and to answer questions.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

*Photo by CCE

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CCE Tompkins Presents:

Seed Saving

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Tuesday, June 4
CCE Tompkins Education Center & Online

Join CCE Tompkins Master Gardener Volunteer, Tracy McLellan for investigate the reasons to save seeds, the plants that are good candidates for seed saving, and methods for handling and storing seeds.

Emphasis will be on tomatoes, beans, lettuce and kale. Other vegetable varieties, annual flowers, and native plants will also be covered.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

*Photo by Allison Usavage

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Last updated May 20, 2024