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ITHACA, N.Y. — Are you interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables to stretch your food budget this year? Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a series of free vegetable gardening classes this spring for beginning gardeners who want to learn to grow food on a tight budget. The classes are offered for FREE and will be taught in multiple locations in Tompkins County by trained Seed to Supper facilitators. Class participants are encouraged to attend all six classes, and will receive a free 100-page gardening manual, a certificate of completion, and free vegetable seeds and seedlings at the end of the course to plant in their own gardens. Topics covered include planning a vegetable garden, soil preparation, composting, planting, garden maintenance, pests and diseases, and harvesting. See below for class dates, locations and contact to register for the classes. More information is available at www.ccetompkins.org/gardening/seedtosupper

Danby

  • Class dates: TBA
  • Location: Danby Town Hall, Route 96B, Danby
  • To register, contact: Theresa Joseph at terrijo77@gmail.com

Dryden

Freeville

 Groton

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Southside Community Center, Ithaca

West Village Apartments, Ithaca

(This class series is limited to residents of West Village)

  • Class dates: 6:00-7:30 pm, Tuesdays April 10, 17, 24, and May 1, 8 and 29
  • Location: West Village Apartments, Chestnut Street, Ithaca
  • To register, contact: Jay Smith at  jay.smith.evi@gmail.com

Cayuga Meadows Senior Apartments, Ithaca

(This class series is limited to residents of Cayuga Meadows)

  • Class dates: 2:30-5:30 pm, Fridays, April 20-May 25
  • Location: Cayuga Meadows Apartments, Route 96B

Lansing Library, Lansing

Trumansburg

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