Giant Hogweed

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.

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

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!

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What is EnergyStar?

Energy Star products are those that meet energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.

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Native Plants

Native plants deserve a place in your garden, and they offer many advantages over non-native species. Find a list of suggested varieties here.

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Energy-Saving Lighting

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.

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Wood Stove Safety

Here are some tips for buying, installing and maintaining your wood stove, and precautions that can help you avoid having a chimney fire.

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Master Gardeners

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!

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Deer Resistant Plants

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.

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Last updated October 4, 2016