Ithaca Events

updated on 1/15/19


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 Host

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

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January 26: Don’t Get Ticked, 2–3:30pm. Learn about habitat, biology, identification and control of tick species found in the area plus basics of what to do if you find a tick on your body. Includes tick kit. Location: Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green Street, Ithaca. CCE/TOM

February–April: Master Composter Volunteer 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, CCE/TOM

March 1–2: Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium. Two-day educational event to raise awareness of native plants and their proper use in the landscape. Open to all, professionals and home gardeners alike. See web site for speakers and registration. Cinemapolis Theater, Ithaca.


• March 23: Worm Composting Workshop, 10am–12pm. Learn about vermicomposting, the process of composting with worms, and how to care for your bin. Each paying household will go home with a starter bin and worms. $10 per household. Registration required. CCE/TOM

• April 28: Compost Fair, 12–4pm. Music, food, interactive displays, activities for kids and continuous tours of compost demonstration site. Master Composters will be on hand to answer questions. Free. 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

Thanks for sharing :)


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