Boston Bombings and Children. Children are sometimes overlooked as we talk about tragedy and violent events. If you're at all in doubt about what to say to young people about the event at the Boston Marathon, you will find some good tips at the EDEN (Extension Disaster Educator Network) website. In addition, please be quite careful about letting young children watch or listen to the news, especially if you are not there to respond to their concerns and questions.
This notice is to inform all Cornell Cooperative Extension program participants and volunteers that the elevator at our office at 18 Seward Avenue, Middletown, will be out of service for approximately 8 weeks beginning March 13, 2013.
We are making a concerted effort to relocate programs and meetings to other accessible locations, but some may have to remain at 18 Seward Avenue if other space is not available.
If you have enrolled for a program that has been relocated, we will be contacting you to provide the location and directions.
Please let us know if you will have difficulty walking up the two flights of stairs so we can make accommodations. For those of you who will be using the stairs and carrying items please exercise caution. Ask for assistance whenever possible. Additional measures are being set up to help with this major adjustment.
Directions to the Orange County Fire Training Center, 9 Training Center Lane, New Hampton, NY 10958 - we are relocating some of our programs to this site. Click the link for driving directions
Directions to the Emergency Services Center, 22 Wells Farm Road, Goshen, NY 10924 - we are relocating some of our programs to this site. Click the link for driving directions
Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale. Saturday, May 18, 2013, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Orange County Fairgrounds, 4-H Memorial Building, Middletown, NY. Flowers, Annuals & Perennials, Vegetables, Herbs & More!
4-H Goat Fun Day will be held from 1-4 pm, on May 19, 2013 at the 4-H Memorial Building located on the Orange County Fairgrounds in Middletown, NY. Spend an afternoon visiting with goat owners, getting to know the different breeds and types of goats, and – of course! – have a little ‘face time’ with the goats themselves!
Electronics & AC Recycling 4-H Fundraiser, Saturday, June 1, 2013, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Bring your old electronics, computer equipment, air conditioners and refrigerators to the 4-H Memorial Building, Orange County Fairgrounds, Middletown, NY. $10 per carload for the general public; $20 per air conditioner/fridge; Businesses, etc.: $20. See flyer for registration details. Proceeds benefit O.C. 4-H!
Making Handcrafted Soaps, Sat., June 1, 2013, 9am-1pm, Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, 18 Seward Ave., Middletown, NY. Go home with 8 bars of soap! (two each of four different types) This class fills up fast! Download pdf for details!
Master Food Preserver 3-Day Training, Monday - Wednesday, June 24 - 26, 2013, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm held in the commercial kitchen of Holy Cross/Our Lady of the Scapular, 626 County Route 22, Middletown, NY. During this intensive training, participants will learn about safe and efficient methods for all aspects of food preservation in the home including economic and nutritional considerations, food safety, canning, freezing, drying, pickling, and preparing jams and jellies. The Master Food Preserver Training is limited to 21 participants and the $375/person fee includes training manual and meals each day. Interested individuals must register with payment no later than Monday, June 10, 2013.
Helping Children Cope with Tragedies and Natural Disasters - click for resources.
2013 Gathering of Gardeners A year of monthly home gardening programs, 7:00 ~ 9:00 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County, Middletown, NY. Attend as many programs as you like -- click for details! Click here for coupon good for one free class!
2013 Master Gardener's Speakers Bureau - Visit our Master Gardener Speakers Bureau web page.
Download the 2013 Stormwater Mgt Training Brochure - a complete listing of courses to be offered throughout 2013.
Stop Deer from Eating Your Profits ...while helping to feed the hungry. Learn how to keep nuisance deer from destroying your crops and assist our Venison Donation program by providing meat for the needy!
2012 Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County Annual Report
Irene/Lee Storm Recovery Info and Resource Page
Our "Think Your Drink" demonstration featured on recent Times Herald Record NewsWatch with Tracy Baxter. The segment begins at minute 3.28.
Orange County 4-H takes part in Time Warner's "Connect a Million Minds" program. Cracking Codes in the Digital World gave students with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County's 4H afterschool group an inside look at how Time Warner Cable operates. Courtesy of YNN.
A look at RAPP and Orange County Youth Bureau's collaborative work. Courtesy of YNN, March 2011.
RAPP Through the Years - a report from November 2010. Courtesy of YNN
Self-Guided Community Campus Tree Tour - The Campus is home to a wonderful collection of trees -- this guide contains a map and information on over 40 trees!
Updated: May 14, 2013
Literacy Volunteers of Western Orange County, Inc,
New York State
Cornell Cooperative Extension (State-Level)
City of Port Jervis
Orange Ulster BOCES
Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District
Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact our office if you have any special needs.
Updated: May 14, 2013