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​Learn to Grow Ginseng

Thursday, September 19, 2019

This workshop is designed to teach individuals how to get started growing American ginseng on forested land. It will cover basic ginseng botany, the economics of ginseng production, site selection criteria, harvesting, and marketing. It will not discuss the medicinal effects of ginseng or ginseng...

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Anger Management Aug-Nov 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019

This is a 12-week anger management course being taught by a Certified Anger Management Specialist-1.

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Nutritious, Local and Seasonable Meal Preparation

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Date:Saturday, September 21Time:10:00 am - 11:30 amLocation: D.R. Evarts Library, AthensRegistration: Contact the D.R. Evarts Library at 518-945-1417Cost: Free thanks to a grant from the Greene County Rural Health NetworkPresented by: Rebecca Polmateer, Extension EducatorLearn to prepare a nut...

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Avid Training September 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Learn how to measure the effect of deer browsing on New York forests.

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High Tech Citizen Science: Educator Training

Thursday, September 26, 2019

WHY CITIZEN SCIENCE?Citizen science has a unique power to connect kids to nature and spark their interest in science. Citizen science transforms students into scientists as they make and submit scientifically-relevant observations. Students are motivated because their work directly contributes to...

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Anger Management Aug-Nov 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

This is a 12-week anger management course being taught by a Certified Anger Management Specialist-1.

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High Tech Citizen Science: Educator Training

Friday, September 27, 2019

WHY CITIZEN SCIENCE?Citizen science has a unique power to connect kids to nature and spark their interest in science. Citizen science transforms students into scientists as they make and submit scientifically-relevant observations. Students are motivated because their work directly contributes to...

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Pickling with a Boil Water Canner

Friday, September 27, 2019

Learn to safely pickle using a boil water canner. This is a hands-on class where participants will end up preparing a pickled product to take home.Registration deadline: September 23 Location:Extension Education Center, Hudson (Main office/kitchen)Cost: $15.00 per person Register for Boil Water...

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Anger Management Aug-Nov 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

This is a 12-week anger management course being taught by a Certified Anger Management Specialist-1.

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Master Gardener Volunteer Fall Plant Sale

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Locally grown perennials will be available for sale. Master Gardeners will be available to answer gardening questions and preform pH tests on garden soil samples. The cost is $2.00 for first sample and $1.00 for each additional sample. A hands on workshop about Putting the Garden to Bed wil...

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Paint Your Farm Animal to Support 4-H (Hudson)

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Paint Your Farm Animal to Support 4-HHave an afternoon of fun with friends as you immortalize a photo of your favorite farm animal or pet. For only $50 you will leave with a very cool, one-of-a-kind painting of an animal you love and have provided support to Columbia and Greene 4-H. Two great...

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Anger Management Aug-Nov 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

This is a 12-week anger management course being taught by a Certified Anger Management Specialist-1.

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"4-H Over 90 Years” Art Reception

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program is pleased to present an exhibition celebrating 90 years of 4-H in Columbia and Greene counties. This exhibition showcases black and white prints created by 4-H members throughout the two counties during this celebratory year.Visit...

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Fall Foraging Workshop

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Come explore the Siuslaw Model Forest and learn about the value of woodlands and fields in a new way. Presenters Rob Handel and Tracey Testo will be your guides to discovering wild edibles in your surroundings. Participants will learn what is available on a seasonal basis as well as how to collec...

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Columbus Day Holiday-Office Closed

Monday, October 14, 2019

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Anger Management Aug-Nov 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

This is a 12-week anger management course being taught by a Certified Anger Management Specialist-1.

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Invasive Species Removal: Train-the-Trainer

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Invasive species are here! They are the plants, insects, animals and/or pathogens that are not native to our region. Since these invasive species generally do not have natural enemies in their new location, some of the more troublesome often cause extensive damage to the local environment and our...

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Paint Your Farm Animal to Support 4-H (Acra)

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Paint Your Farm Animal to Support 4-HHave an afternoon of fun with friends as you immortalize a photo of your favorite farm animal or pet. For only $50 you will leave with a very cool, one-of-a-kind painting of an animal you love and have provided support to Columbia and Greene 4-H.Two great even...

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Anger Management Aug-Nov 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

This is a 12-week anger management course being taught by a Certified Anger Management Specialist-1.

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Stretching Your Food Dollars

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Date: October 24, 2019Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pmLocation: Heermance Memorial Library, 1 Ely Street, Coxsackie, NY 12051Cost: FREERegistration deadline: October 22Register online: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/FoodDollarStretch_210 or call 518-731-8084 or 518-828-3346, x-209Grocery shopping can be...

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Columbia County 4-H club Rally Day at Greenport School.

4-H 90th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, October 26, 2019

The public is invited to help celebrate 90 years of 4-H in Columbia and Greene Counties by attending the 4-H 90th Anniversary Celebration dinner on Saturday, October 26 at the Churchtown Firehouse on Rte. 27 in Claverack. It begins with a social time at 5PM followed with dinner at 6PM and a p...

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​Greene County Natural Resources Inventory Training

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Come join us for a training on a new tool that can used for local planning and conservation of natural resources in Greene County.An exciting project sponsored by the Greene Land Trust with technical support from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties and Hudsonia to create...

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How to Save Money: Gift Thrifty Holidays

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

According to the National Retail Association, consumers spent around $1000 last year on holiday gifts, food, decorations, candy, greeting cards, and flowers, up to four percent from the year before. How did that stack up to your spending level? Depending on the size of your family and your financ...

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Reception for Stanley Maltzman

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Come and help us celebrate the works of local artist and Agroforestry Center curator, Stanley Maltzman.Stanley Maltzman is a highly acclaimed landscape artist, as well as an accomplished author and educator. He works in a variety of media, most often pastel, watercolor or charcoal, and lives...

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Public Workshop on the Greene County Natural Resources Inventory

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Greene County, New York is rich with forests, streams, wetlands, grasslands and shorelines that are habitat for abundant fish and wildlife.In an effort to recognize and encourage conservation of these valuable assets the Greene Land Trust, Hudsonia, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia-G...

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​Forest Pests and Diseases

Thursday, November 7, 2019

This workshop will provide an introduction of invasive and native forest insect pests including the identification and management of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Asian Long horned Beetle (ALB), Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Sirex Wood Wasp, Gypsy Moth, Forest Tent Caterpillar, Eastern Tent Caterpillar,...

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Anger Management Aug-Nov 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

This is a 12-week anger management course being taught by a Certified Anger Management Specialist-1.

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Veterans Day Holiday-Office Closed

Monday, November 11, 2019

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Anger Management Aug-Nov 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

This is a 12-week anger management course being taught by a Certified Anger Management Specialist-1.

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Anger Management Aug-Nov 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019

This is a 12-week anger management course being taught by a Certified Anger Management Specialist-1.

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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Using nature’s seasonal bounty, the Master Gardeners will help you build a beautiful wreath to take home. Natural materials such as fresh evergreens, foliage, pinecones, berries and more will be provided and are included in the registration fee. Pre-made samples used for demonstration and any ext...

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Thanksgiving Greetings

Thanksgiving Holiday-Office Closed

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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Thanksgiving Greetings

Thanksgiving Holiday-Office Closed

Friday, November 29, 2019

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Christmas Closed Holiday

Winter Holidays-Office Closing at Noon

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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Christmas Closed Holiday

Winter Holidays-Office Closed

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The office will be closed for the Christmas holiday.

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Spring Gardening Day 2020

Saturday, April 4, 2020

The 2020 Spring Gardening Day event will be held at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, featuring keynote speaker Adam Wheeler, Horticulturist for Broken Arrow Nursery in Hamden, CT.This event is hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties' Master Gardener Vol...

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