Giant hogweed is one of New York's most striking and dangerous invasive plants. Learn how to recognize and manage it safely on our site.
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 the CCE-Schenectady offices to learn more. We're here to help, with information -- and people -- you can trust!
Energy Star products are those that meet energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.
Native plants deserve a place in your garden, and they offer many advantages over non-native species. Find a list of suggested varieties here.
Switching from incandescent to compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs can help cut home energy costs. CFLs last ten times longer than incandescent bulbs, and use less electricity.
Here are some tips for buying, installing and maintaining your wood stove, and precautions that can help you avoid having a chimney fire.
Master Gardeners belong to a national corps of trained volunteers who share gardening information in their communities through the local Cooperative Extension office. Call to find out more!
Is there anything they won't eat? Although no plant is completely "deer proof", we've compiled a chart of deer-resistant varieties that may avoid their browsing.
Last updated October 4, 2016