Ithaca Events


Adirondack Chapter, North American Rock Garden Society (ACNARGS) meets the third Saturday of the month (except in summer) at 1pm, Whetzel Room, 404 Plant Science Building, Cornell University, Ithaca. Meetings are open to all. 607/269-7070;;

Auraca Herbarists, an herb study group, usually meets the second Tuesday of the month at noon, Cornell Botanic Gardens, Ithaca. Brownbag lunch at noon followed by the program and herb of the month. Field trips during the growing season. All are welcome. Contact: Pat Curran,

Finger Lakes Native Plant Society meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm, Unitarian Church annex, corner of Buffalo & Aurora, Ithaca. Enter side door on Buffalo Street & up the stairs. 607/257-4853.

Windsor NY Garden Group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 10am, members’ homes or Windsor Community House, 107 Main Street, Windsor.


Frequent Hosts

CCE/TOM: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tompkins County, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850. 607/272-2292 x146;;

W&B: Wine & Blooms, 3284 Myers Road, Genoa, NY 13071. 607/216-6058;;


November 16: Rustic Fall Wreath, 6:30 pm. Create a one-of-a-kind seasonal wreath using faux pumpkin, succulents, soil etc. Location: The Apple Station, 5279 Cross Road, Cayuga. Materials included. $35. Registration required. W&B

November 17: Bokashi Composting Workshop, 10am–12pm. Learn about this Japanese composting technique that involves natural fermentation. $10 per household. Registration required. CCE/TOM

November 26: Rustic Fall Wreath, 6:30 pm. See description under November 16. Location: Crossroads Bar & Grille, 3120 N. Triphammer Road, Lansing. Materials included. $35. Registration required. W&B

November 27: Holiday Wreath Decorating, 6pm. Decorate a fresh evergreen wreath with winter-inspired additions. Location: The Apple Station, 5279 Cross Road, Cayuga. Materials included. $35. Registration required. W&B

November 29: Getting Started with Nut Trees, 6–8pm. Brian Caldwell & Akiva Silver will discuss the best types of nuts for growing in NY plus harvesting and processing methods. Samples will be provided. $7–$10 sliding scale. Registration required. CCE/TOM

November 30:Holiday Wreath Decorating, 6pm. See description under November 27. Location: Grisamore Cider Works, 4069 Goose Street, Locke. Materials included. $35. Registration required. W&B

December 4: Holiday Table Centerpiece, 6pm. Create your own centerpiece using fresh evergreen stems, berries and pine cones with added shiny décor items. Location: Liquid State Brewing Company, 620 W. Green Street, Ithaca. Materials included. $35. Registration required. W&B

December 5: Holiday Table Centerpiece, 6pm. See description under December 4. Location: Crossroads Bar & Grille, 3120 N. Triphammer Road, Lansing. Materials included. $35. Registration required. W&B

December 7: Evergreen Wreath-Making Workshop, 5–7pm. Fresh-cut greens, ring, wires & ribbons supplied. $18. Registration required. CCE/TOM

December 8: Evergreen Wreath-Making Workshop, 10am–12pm. See description under December 7. $18. Registration required. CCE/TOM

December 21: Winter Solstice Garden Tour, 12–1:30pm. Learn how plants cope with winter’s cold and hear some seasonal plant folklore. After the tour, enjoy hot wassail in the warmth of the Nevin Welcome Center. $5 suggested donation. Registration requested. Cornell Botanic Gardens, 1 Plantations Road, Ithaca. 607/255-2400;



February 7–May 2: Master Composter Training, 10 Thursdays, 6:30–8:30pm. In-depth classes & volunteer activities. $60 deposit, returned in full when volunteer hours completed. Application deadline: January 28.; 607-272-2292. CCE/TOM

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Joanna Green July 29, 2015 at 3:52 pm

August 15, 2015, 2-5pm: GROUNDSWELL’s Good Afternoon at the Good Life Farm includes cider tastings (for children and adults) and gourmet local food boards, tours of the new Finger Lakes Cider House brewery and the farm, old time music, games and an auction of local sustainable products! Tickets at


Grace Maxon-Clarke April 6, 2015 at 7:48 pm

May 1st – 3rd : Designing Edible Ecosystems at SUNY Oswego (Oswego,N.Y.) with Ecologist and Author, Dave Jacke. For more information and to register go to or

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