Ithaca Events

updated on 8/28/19


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, 

Elmira Garden Club meets the first Thursday of the month, April–December, at 6pm, 426 Fulton Street, Elmira. Annual plant sale, workshops, monthly meetings, local garden tours and community gardening services. Karen Coletta, 607/731-8320; Facebook.

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. 


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

CBG: Cornell Botanic Gardens, 1 Plantations Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. Inquire ahead for meeting locations. 607/254-7430;;

F- Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families.

September 12: Advanced Compost II, 6–7:30pm. Compost’s helpful role in the soil plus testing & use. $5. Registration required. CCE/TOM

September 19: Advanced Compost III, 6–7:30pm. Troubleshooting & advanced techniques. $5. Registration required. CCE/TOM

September 22: Garden & Arboretum Hike, 10am–12:30pm. Enjoy an extended hike while learning about the plant collections and landscapes of the gardens. Terrain includes slopes and stairs. Rain or shine. $5-10 suggested donation. CB

September 23: Harvest Sips & Samples – A Fall Equinox Tour, 5–7pm. Walk through the garden beds, learn about the Equinox, seasonal plant lore and sustainable home vegetable gardening while sampling fresh vegetables and local hard ciders. Ages 21 and up; ID required. $10 members; $15 non-members. Registration required. CBG

F- October 5: Worm Composting Bin, 10am–12pm. Learn how worms make compost while disposing of food scraps. Participants will take home a bin & starter population of worms. $10 per household. Registration required. CCE/TOM

October 9: Lecture – Wild at Cornell with Hilton Carter, 7:30pm. Hilton Carter, interior plant stylist & author, started with one plant, a fiddle-leaf fig named Frank. The author of Wild at Home: How to Style and Care for Beautiful Plants will share how he now cares for and styles the 300+ plants in his home and studio. Alice Statler Auditorium, 7 East Avenue, Ithaca. CBG

October 19: Garden & Arboretum Hike, 10am–12:30pm. See description under September 22. Rain or shine. $5-10 suggested donation. CBG

November 23: Bokashi Composting Workshop, 10am–12pm. Learn about this Japanese composting technique that involves natural fermentation. $10 per household. Registration required. 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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