Maple Fest: Celebrating the Wonderful World of Maple Syrup

Experience a taste of the “sweet world of maple sugaring” as part of the New York Maple weekend at CCE’s Agroforestry Resource Center.

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Seed Starting Workshop (Acra)

Join us for a hands-on seed starting workshop and get a jump on starting your garden!

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Seed Starting Workshop (Hudson)

Getting antsy for spring and can’t wait to start digging in the dirt to start planting? Then join us for a hands-on seed starting workshop and get a jump on starting your garden!

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We have a new phone system!  

We are pleased to announce that an integrated phone system has been installed in both office locations to increase efficiencies in communication, particularly between our two offices.  You can still contact us using the same main numbers 518-828-3346 for Hudson and 518-622-9820 for Acra.  However, along with the new system came new extension numbers for all staff.  The staff page now reflects these changes.  Thank you and we appreciate your patience as we work through this process!


Cooperative Extension puts a wealth of useful, research-based information at your finger tips!

In addition to what you'll find here on our website, we offer free or low-cost workshops on topics that range from how to start an organic garden to making a home spending plan. Explore our links, check out our upcoming events, then give us a call or visit our offices to learn more. We're here to help, with information -- and people -- you can trust!

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Morra Scholarship

Current residents of Columbia and Greene Counties may apply for funds from the Paul and Maria Morra Scholarship Trust as they pursue further academic work beyond high school in the field of horticulture, agriculture, forestry or natural resources.

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Master Gardener Volunteers

Our Master Gardener Volunteers teach classes and workshops, provide information and soil pH testing at events, and answer gardening questions from callers.

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You and Your Forest

Register for a FREE informational letter series that can help you begin the process of good forest stewardship without leaving the comfort of your home.

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Support CCE!

Your support helps CCE of Columbia and Greene Counties to do more and to reach more -- youth, adults and families in our communities -- with high-quality, research-based educational programs they can trust!

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Saving Water & Energy

You can save water AND energy when you wash dishes by not leaving the water running and by only washing when you have a sink full of dishes. Find more tips here.

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Expertise from Cornell is available to local producers through regional teams that serve our area. Find out more about these teams, and other resources, here on our site.

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Last updated February 20, 2018