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Seed Starting

Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, New York 14850-3555

Grow everything from artichokes to zucchini from seed at home. Save money and enjoy the miraculous process of seed germination and plant growth in your home to get you through these last weeks of winter and get your garden started early. We’ll cover techniques such as cold stratification and scarification as well as simple recipes for making your own potting and fertilizer mixes to save even more money. We’ll talk about tools such as grow lights and heat mats and soil blocks. All participants will leave with a few starts to take home.

Instructor Jennie Cramer is our Horticulture Program Manager and coordinates our Master Gardener Volunteer  Program. She is a former conservation biologist with a passion for organic gardening, regenerative agriculture, natural history and botanical education. She is especially smitten with the intricacies of seeds. 

Pre-registration is required. Visit the link below to register and pay online, or call CCE Tompkins at 272-2292 and we'll register you online using your input. Pre-registration is required to hold your place in the class, and also in the event that a class is postponed or cancelled and we need to contact participants.


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Class/ Workshop


CCE Tompkins


gardening, Sustainability



$7-$10/person self-determined sliding scale, pay what you can afford

Cooperative Extension
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Contact Name

Jennie Cramer, Horticulture Program Manager

Contact Phone

(607) 272-2292 ext 146

Open To

The Public

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