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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Spring Gardening Day

Spring Gardening Day is Saturday, April 14 at Columbia-Greene Community College.

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Freezing Foods for Preservation

This is a hands-on class to freeze food for preservation. Learn which foods can be safely frozen. Participants will take home food products that are ready to freeze.

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Register Now for Spring Gardening Day!

Join us on Saturday, April 14 at Columbia-Greene Community College for a fun, informational day of gardening tips and ideas.  Our keynote speakers are The Fabulous Beekman Boys, Dr. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell.  Click here for the registration form and class descriptions.  Contact Emily at 518-828-3346 x0 or with any questions. 


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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Celebrate the World of Maple Syrup

Join us on March 24 from 10AM to 2PM to experience a taste of the sweet world of maple sugaring as part of the NY Maple weekend.

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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 March 15, 2018