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Featured education programs

Youth touring garden

Cornell Garden-Based Learning Program provides, lessons, program tools, videos and training for garden educators, as well as the research that supports the benefits of garden-based programs. Includes information about Master Gardener Volunteer training.

Organic certification class listen to farmer in high tunnel filled with lettuces

The Cornell Small Farms Program offers a suite of more than 20 online courses, primarily taught by Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, to help farmers improve their technical and business skills.

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Cornell University's botanical gardens, arboretum and nature preserves. Offers educational programs for all ages including classes, tours, a fall lecture series and more.

Watercolor painting detail of yellow rose.

Because we believe learning by doing is key, these online courses in botanical illustration, permaculture, organic gardening and garden design feature practical, hands-on activities.

Student farm managers pose in field of vegetables

Provides students with opportunities for experiential learning, group collaboration and research. Hosts work parties where volunteers get hands-on experience the latest in sustainable ag practices.

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Working in partnership with Cornell, the NYS Dept. of Agriculture and Markets and the NYS Education Department to create an agriculturally literate generation by developing the agriculture leaders of tomorrow.

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SIPS YouTube Channel

View seminar videos from all five of our Sections, plus playlists featuring garden-based learning, urban horticulture, industrial hemp, time-lapse videos, climate change mitigation, and more

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