Ithaca Events

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updated on 11/3/21


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 x146,,


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December 7: Master Gardeners’ Essential Gardening Tools, 6–7:30pm. Now that winter is here it’s time to dream about next year’s garden and the tools that will help us make it spectacular. Join our Master Gardener Volunteers who will discuss the tools they can’t garden without – from the special heirloom quality tool to the humble thing you might already have in your garage or recycling bin. Fee $0-$40/person self-determined sliding scale. Online class. Register at CCE/TOM

 O  December 14: Planning Your Home Food Forest, 7:30–8pm. A food forest is an edible perennial multi-layered edible ecosystem. It is a great way to build habitat, enhance your soil, store carbon, and get food all at once. Come learn how to plan your own food forest including: how to choose a site, evaluating and preparing your soil, species and variety selection, how to create a guild, planting, and maintenance. Fee $0-$40/person self-determined sliding scale. Register at CCE/TOM

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