"Chuck's Ice Cream Wish (Tales Of The Dairy Godmother)" is the book selection for 2021 Ag Literacy Week, March 15-21. Find out how you can be involved!
Roots and Wisdom is now accepting 2021 Harvest Share applications! Be sure to sign up soon! Space is limited!!
Welcome to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County!
Since 1918, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County (CCE,SC) has responded to the needs of local residents with unbiased, research-based information, tools and education that people have come to depend on and trust. Our programs are developed in direct response to community input, and are based on the most current information available from Cornell and other Land Grant universities from across the nation.
CCE Schenectady County offers FREE youth nutrition classes
to schools or groups where 50% or more students are eligible for free or
reduced lunch. Classes are 30 minutes long where students learn about
MyPlate, eating healthy, and physical activity. For questions or more
info contact Jill at
Native plants deserve a place in your garden, and they offer many advantages over non-native species. Find a list of suggested varieties here.
You can save water AND energy when you wash dishes by not leaving the water running and by only washing when you have a sink full of dishes. Find more tips here.
IPM is a system for managing pest problems using a range of safe, least-toxic methods. Find IPM resources here!
Find Dr. Bob Baker's famous "Cornell BBQ Sauce" recipe here, get tips on broiling, and find guidelines for having a food-safe barbeque, here on our site.
Many plants that are now considered invasive started out as popular garden ornamentals. Learn more about what plants to avoid in your garden.
Last updated April 8, 2021