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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.


Step by step, day after day, you walk to make progress. Every day we take thousands of steps to get where we need to go. Now we can take steps toward a healthier lifestyle and support Heart Health in Delaware County.

On Wednesday, April 1, Bassett Healthcare Network O’Connor Hospital, Bassett Healthcare Network Tri-Town Regional Hospital, Health Alliance Margaretville Memorial Hospital, UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, Delaware County Public Health and Nursing Services, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County, are joining together to celebrate National Walking Day by asking all Delaware County residents to  visit the GetOutAndWalk.org website.   

GetOutAndWalk.org was encourages residents of Delaware County to get regular and sustained physical activity. The website contains lists of local walking routes and hiking trails searchable both by town and by level of difficulty. Tips to start and maintain an exercise routine and information about building healthier communities in Delaware County.

Additionally, local National Walking Day partners are sponsoring these National Walking Day events:

* Walk the Andes Rail Trail with members of the Catskill Mountain Club on Wednesday April 1st Andes, NY at 1:00p.m.

*  Walk with Dr. Samudrala, a private practicing family physician, and O’Connor Hospital employees on April 1st. Meet in the O’Connor Hospital promptly parking lot promptly at 5:00p.m. For a 2-3 mile walk in Delhi, NY.

* Register for the local 1,000 Mile Challenge on the getoutandwalk.org website.

National Walking Day was started by the American Heart Association which promotes that “Walking is the single most effective form of exercise to achieve health.” The American Heart Association recommends that all adults walk at least 30 minutes a day. Other sources suggest children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. The Delaware County National Walking Day partners encourage everyone to check with their healthcare provider before starting an exercise program or routine. For more information visit GetOutAndWalk.org.

PDF: Benefits of Walking

PDF: Walking Brochure

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.


Save Energy, Save Dollars

Learn do-it-yourself actions to reduce your energy costs when you attend an Empower New York workshops.  All attendees receive FREE CFL light bulbs.

*  Tuesday, April 7, 11:15 am, Stamford-Harpersfield Senior CLub, Hobart Community Center, Hobart

*  Wednesday, April 8, 6:15pm, NYS Women's Inc., Feather & Stone, West Street, Walton

*  Monday, April 13, 12:45 pm, Delaware County Senior Council and Delhi Senior Meals Site, Presbyterian Church, back parking lot entrance 

* Tuesday, April 21, Noon, Roxbury Senior Club, Roxbury Fire Hall 

For more information or to register, call CCE at 607-865-6531


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


For more information click on the attached link:  5K-Registration & Sponsor Form- 2015


To register or 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


E’3 Energy, Environment and Efficiency Green Living in the Catskills

(Planting the seeds for the future)

Saturday April 11, 2015  (8:30am  - 4:00pm)

Farrell Student and Community Center – SUNY Delhi


On Saturday, April 11, 2015, SUNY Delhi, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County  and Delaware County will hold the 3rd Annual Energy Symposium.  Industry experts, professors and community leaders will present and discuss Energy, Efficiency and Environment.

Presenters will discuss methods of integrating solar, wind and other renewables into the grid with multiple mechanisms to save money for both the industry and customers while protecting the environment.


Efficient and environmentally friendly building construction practices and automotive energy saving will be presented.  Additionally, there will be a roundtable discussion with community leaders to answer questions on where they stand on promoting and encouraging E3.


Seating is limited with a small entrance fee of $15 per person and $25 for two, includes muffins/bagels in the morning and lunch.  For more information please contact Kelly Blakeslee.  Kelly.blakeslee@co.delaware.ny.us or phone (607)746-8914.


Click HERE for copy of flyer.

Click here for complete list of upcoming events