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

In addition to what you find here on our website, we offer free or low-cost workshops on a variety of useful topics. Explore our links, check out our upcoming events, then call us or visit the CCE Ulster offices at 232 Plaza Road in Kingston to find out more. We're here to help with information, and people you can trust!

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6/16: Climate Change and Gardening

Join us to learn about gardening in a changing climate. This class is a part of the FREE gardening classes hosted by the Master Gardener Program through their “Learning in the Garden" series, appropriate for gardeners of any level.

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6/22: Farm Tour

During this tour of a local cattle farm, we will look at the ways that these folks are able to maximize their use and stewardship of perennial pastures to boost animal weight gain and improve health.

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6/28: Canning Strawberry Jam Class!

Start your preserving season with this classic. Learn how to preserve foods using the boiling water bath method and the science behind canning recommendations for safe preservation. Take home a jar of canned strawberry jam!

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6/30: Christmas Tree IPM

Learn and enhance hands‐on insect/disease scouting and monitoring techniques, current effective and economical methods of managing pests, and more!

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7/11: Movie Night

Free movie and lecture for livestock producers: "Forgotten Farms" about the struggles faced by small dairies in the northeastern US. We will also host a guest speakers to answer questions about the intricacies of dairying in the 21st century.

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7/14: Donkey Class

This class takes place among the “Little Brays of Sunshine”, a herd of donkeys and one zonkey(!), and concludes with a 45-minute hike with the donkeys so students can apply their knowledge. All ages are welcome-supervision of children required.

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Last updated June 13, 2018