Celebrate CCE,SC's Centennial!

Cornell Cooperative Extension, Schenectady County is 100! Help us celebrate this amazing milestone! Check our website often for updated events!

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Master Gardener Program is 40!

The Master Gardener Program in Schenectady began in 1978. Cornell Cooperative Extension has been teaching gardeners for forty years!

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Healthy Schenectady Family Program is 20!

Healthy Schenectady Family Program began in 1998. Cooperative Extension has been educating families for 20 years!

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It's our birthday!   100 years....40 years....20 years!

In 1918, Cooperative Extension was formed here in Schenectady County.

In 1978, the Master Gardener Program started educating local gardeners in Schenectady County.

In 1998, Healthy Schenectady Families Program began educating Schenectady families.


Soils & Climate

Your garden soil and our local climate have a big impact on every aspect of growing plants. Find resources here on soil texture, organic matter, soil testing and more.

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Find information on soils, site improvement, plant selection, proper plant care, eco-friendly practices, composting and so more, here on our site!

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Tree Inventory Project

The NYSDEC’s Urban Forestry Grant, Funded Tree Inventory Projects for the City of Schenectady, Town of Glenville and Town of Rotterdam.

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Take the CCE Recycling Pledge

Take the Cornell Cooperative Extension Recycling Pledge to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible. Print the pledge to display in your business where your customers, clients, and employees can learn of your recycling efforts.

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Capital Region Ag Team

Schenectady County is served by the Capital Region Ag Program which provides information and resources on soils & climate, ag production, local farmers' markets, and much more!

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What Is EFNEP?

You can learn ways to eat more vegetables and fruits, drink fewer sweetened beverages, keep a healthy weight and be more active, through our FREE EFNEP classes.

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Last updated May 17, 2018