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The Cornell Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work.


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Delaware Bounty is open for business! Delaware Bounty is the new local retail food store open Tuesday through Saturday that also offers weekly on-line ordering with Friday afternoon pickup. Local meat, eggs, cheese, honey and seasonal produce where all of the food comes from Delaware County! Come to the newly opened storefront at 5 1/2 Main Street, Delhi at the E-Center. We're open Tuesday through Friday, 11am - 5:30pm and Saturday, 10am - 2pm.

Click HERE for the website.

SAFE TALK - Become Suicide Alert

Tuesday, May 19, 1-4pm

Delaware County Public Safety Building, Delhi


Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. OFten these opportunities are missed, dismissed or avoided, leaving people more alone and at greater risk. Safe Talk training prepares you to help by using TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSAFE) to identify and engage people with thoughs of suicide and to connect them with further help and care.

Safe Talk is for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide: front line workers, clergy, volunteers, parents, youth (15 and older), teachers, law enforcement and anyone who wants to help prevent suicide.

To register for this free workshop, call CCE at 607-865-6531.


This year Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County’s Executive Director, Jeanne Darling, is offering quilters and the public another opportunity to participate in a quilting project to support cancer education and screening.

This year’s County Fair quilt project will encourage quilters and the public to celebrate “Quilting Ties Everything Together: Family, Friends, Food, Fellowship.” We would like to display quilt projects this year at the Delaware County that have been especially fun to create and will inspire others to create a quilt/quilted project. The County Fair this year will feature “Growing Local Foods – CCE Human Ecology Programs.”

To participate in “Quilting Ties Everything Together” project, each individual or group is asked to complete a wall hanging or mini-quilt by Friday, July 17, 2015. The quilted projects will be displayed at the Delaware County Fair August 17-22, 2015 and may be available for bid. Quilt projects bid money will be donated to Relay for Life. Quilters can also volunteer to do quilting demonstrations at the Delaware County Fair.

Join us on Wednesday May 27, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and learn how to recycle ties into purses! Have you wondered, what should I do with these old ties? Don't throw them away! Why don't you make a tie purse which can serve as a memory of someone you loved, or was worn by that special someone in your life, or you just found a whimsical or interesting tie that would make a fun purse? 

Workshop is free if you make a purse for yourself plus one as a fundraiser to be sold at the fair for youth nutrition education in Delaware County; $15 if you just want to make a purse for yourself.

Jeanne Darling would like to thank all the quilters who have participated in quilted cancer projects that have funded cancer education and screening. For more information about this year’s quilt project or to receive a copy of the project guidelines, please call Jeanne Darling at Cornell University Cooperative Extension at 607-865-6531 or e-mail vsd22@cornell.edu.

See the attached flyers for more information:

Tie Purse Workshop-May 27, 2015

Quilting Project for Fair Flyer 2015


Saturday, September 26, 4-H Camp Shankitunk, Delhi


For more information click on the attached link:  5K Registration Form

To register on-line, click  HERE 

For more information, contact Emily Roach at 607-865-6531.



Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County and the Watershed Agricultural Program are pleased to offer a workshop on pruning highbush blueberries, April 30, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, beginning at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 34570 State Highway 10, Hamden, NY 13782.  The afternoon hands-on pruning and scouting session will take place The Green Thumb in Hamden.

Regular pruning an essential component of blueberry management, yet its importance is often misunderstood because the costs to the neglectful grower are not immediate. Pruning is required to maintain the vigor and productivity of bushes to aid in disease and insect management, to maintain large fruit size and quality and to develop an appropriate growth habit for harvesting.


Dr. Marvin Pritts, Cornell Department of Horticulture Chairman and Laura McDermott, Regional Fruit/Vegetable Specialist for the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program are the program instructors.  Participants will learn the fundamentals of pruning highbush blueberries and how to identify and manage key blueberry pests. Participants will be invited to do some hands-on pruning under the guidance of the instructors, so bring pruning equipment and dress appropriately. DEC pesticide credits are pending.

The registration fee for this program is $15 per person – lunch will be provided.  Make check payable to “Cornell Cooperative Extension” and indicate “blueberries” on the memo line.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required by April 23.    Mail check to Cornell Cooperative Extension, 34570 St Hwy 10, Suite 2, Hamden, NY 13782. Please provide names and complete contact information for all who are attending.  Credit card registration is available by calling CCE at 607-865-6531.




Sign up for NY –Alert weather reports on your computers and smartphones. Click here

Also, please familiarize yourself with the information on the NY EDEN website regarding Severe Summer storms and share this information widely. Click here

Specifically for agriculture, consider hosting Farm Disaster Preparedness clinics. Click here

Finally, for virtually any extreme weather event, preparedness is key. Click here

For more information click here: EmergencyPreparedness

Dealing With Power Outages:

What you need to know, click HERE

Portable Generator Safety, click HERE

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, click HERE

Staying Warm in an Unheated House, click HERE

Preparing Food During a Power Outage, click HERE

Safety of Frozen Food During a Power Outage, click HERE

Safety of Refrigerated Food During a Power Outage, click HERE


Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21, 4-H Camp Shankitunk, Delhi, NY


Regional 4-H STEM Camp has five courses to choose from. Each camper chooses one course to learn about for the weekend.  Class sizes are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Course offerings are:

* Rocketry I or II

* Sustainable Energy

* Robotics

* Geocaching

* Outdoor Adventure


Registration and payment due by June 5.  Open to all NYS 4-H Youth Ages 10 & Older


See attached flyer for more information: STEM Camp 2015

Click here for complete list of upcoming events