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Growing truly gigantic pumpkins

October 26, 2016 It’s a traditional competitive sport ... one that requires hard work, determination, discipline, attentiveness, patience and the ability to anticipat. more »»

Celebrating National 4-H Week

October 12, 2016 At Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County, we’re marking National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H observed during the first full week of October. more »»

Free ‘Save Energy, Save Dollars’ workshops

September 28, 2016 Energy consumption can vary greatly from one household to another. more »»

Prolonging the harvest season

September 14, 2016 It’s been an unusually hot summer., but autumn weather is drawing near. If you want to protect your garden plants and extend the harvest season, it’s time to prepare. more »»

Looking for fall garden color? Mum’s the word

August 31, 2016 Chrysanthemums in an extensive and often stunning variety of color and form, are (or will soon be) readily available at most area garden centers, greenhouses, farmers markets, supermarkets and... more »»

When the well runs dry

August 17, 2016 It’s been a hot, dry summer. And as I sit down to write this, there continues to be only scattered showers in the 10-day forecast. Franklin, Clinton, Essex and S. more »»

Check out 4-H at the Franklin County Fair

August 3, 2016 4-H is almost certainly the most highly recognized of all Cooperative Extension programs. more »»

Emerald ash borer expands in range

July 20, 2016 On July 7, the state Department of Environmental Conservation reported finding an adult emerald ash borer in a DEC monitoring trap in Rome, New York. more »»

Monarch butterflies returning to the North Country

July 6, 2016 The monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus (Greek translation: sleepy transformation), may be the most recognized butterfly species in the world. more »»

Enjoy the Adirondack Harvest

June 22, 2016 As a region, northern New York has lost way too many family farms. more »»

Celebrate National Dairy Month

June 8, 2016 June is the start of summer: the season of fresh fruit, iced coffee, blender drinks, backyard barbecues with family and friends, hiking, fishing, swimming, the longest break of the school year and... more »»

Introduce your children to gardening

May 25, 2016 If you’re looking for healthy recreational, outdoor activities that you can share and enjoy with your children, why not introduce them to gardening? Gardening teaches children to better appreciate... more »»

Spring a leek

May 11, 2016 “We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic. more »»

Accessibility for gardening

April 27, 2016 Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune of knowing several devoted gardeners who, limited only by their imagination and resourcefulness, have crafted and tended remarkable gardens for years. more »»

Managing private forests for the long term

April 13, 2016 Over 60 percent of New York state is forested. And of the state’s 18.6 million acres of forest, more than 80 percent is privately owned. more »»

Pruning apple trees

March 30, 2016 Apple trees (or any other fruit trees, for that matter), if they’re going to produce quality fruit, require regular maintenance. Pruning is fundamental. more »»

Take a sugarbush tour during Maple Weekend

March 16, 2016 It’s mud season, although I prefer to think of the time of transition from winter to spring as maple syrup season. more »»

Education offered for maple syrup season

March 2, 2016 Sugar maples (Acer saccharum) are deciduous trees that mature in 30 to 40 years, generally growing to between 70 and 90 feet tall, but able to achieve heights in excess of 100 feet under optimum... more »»

2016 sugaring season starts early

February 17, 2016 According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Centers for Environmental Information, 29 states, including every state east of the Mississippi River, set records for the... more »»

Planning a vegetable garden? CCE can help

February 3, 2016 If you’re someone who has been considering growing vegetables for yourself and your family, you should attend an upcoming Vegetable Garden Planning Workshop being offered by Cornell Cooperative... more »»



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