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Create Your Own Concrete Leaf Casting
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Create Your Own Concrete Leaf Casting

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Capture the artful ways of nature by casting some of its leafy treasures in concrete (especially those beautiful hosta leaves). These "sculptures" preserve the graceful shapes, intricate vein patterns and curving margins of the leaves. Concrete leaf castings are beautiful, inexpensive and fun to ...

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Making Homemade Fruit Shrubs
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Making Homemade Fruit Shrubs

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Shrubs are fruit vinegar-based syrups from the Colonial era that are making a comeback. They can be used as refreshing drink mixers, toppings for ice cream, and in dressings and marinades. In this demo class, learn how to make a variety of fresh seasonal fruit shrubs. We will sample shrubs in ...

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1st Orange County Showcase Horticulture Show
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1st Orange County Showcase Horticulture Show

Saturday, July 29, 2017

General Rules1.Classes are open to adults.2.All entries must be grown by the exhibitors, except plant material used in the succulent garden and chair.3.All entries must be submitted between 10am-12pm on Friday, July 28, 2017. Entries must remain on display until 5pm on Saturday, July 29, 2017.4.E...

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Fruit Pie Bake-Off
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Fruit Pie Bake-Off

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Click here to download the flyer! Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County Education Center & 4-H Park, 300 Finchville Turnpike, Otisville, NY 10963 This entry form, recipe, and $5 fee must be received at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 18 Seward Ave. Ste. 300, Middletown, NY 10940 or postmarke...

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Great Extension Duck Derby
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Great Extension Duck Derby

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Great Extension Duck DerbyThis year's event is being held on July 29th as part of the Family Fun Day at the Education Center & 4-H Park, 300 Finchville Turnpike, Otisville, NYFirst Prize: $500 (need not be present to win)The Fourth Annual Great Extension Duck Derby is a fun event in which &n...

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2017 Family Fun Day
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2017 Family Fun Day

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Please join us for our 2017 Family Fun Day!  Free Admission!  There will be a petting zoo, pony rides, kids games, rocket launch, antique farm equipment, pie judging contest, and so much more...!  See the flyer for more information.Family Fun Day Flyer and Schedule

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Cooking with Garden Veggies
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Cooking with Garden Veggies

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

At Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County 18 Seward Ave., Middletown, NY 10940-1919 The interest in home vegetable gardening is on the rise and an ever increasing hobby. Growing your own vegetables and herbs allows you to experiment with many varieties you don't see that often. T...

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Dehydrating Foods
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Dehydrating Foods

Thursday, September 14, 2017

If you're thinking ways to preserve your harvest from the garden, why not try dehydration? This class demonstrates basic dehydration  techniques as they apply to fruit, vegetables and herbs. We will cover selection of equipment needed, preparation, storage and optimal foods for dehydrat...

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Making Handcrafted Soaps
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Making Handcrafted Soaps

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Go home with 8 bars of soap! (two each of four different types) We’ll be making the following soaps: Apricot Soap Sunny Day Sunflower Soap Coffee Grounds Soap Orange Tea Tree Soap The type of soap Grandma made is called "Cold Process"* It is made by combining fatty acids and sodium ...

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Celebrity Cow Milking Contest
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Celebrity Cow Milking Contest

Saturday, September 16, 2017

These four Orange County Celebrities have just 3 minutes to prove their cow-milking prowess! Who will win the Blue Ribbon? Michael J Gilfeather, President & CEO, Orange Bank & Trust Company -- Vote for Michael J.G.! Maggie Smith, President & CEO, First F...

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Making Your Own Pickles
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Making Your Own Pickles

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Pickling is the process of preserving food by the use of brine or vinegar. Learn how to make Hot Dog Relish, Piccalilli, and Pickled Eggs!  You will be able to take home samples to enjoy. You'll go home with 1 pint jar of each pickle and the recipes to share with your family and friends...

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Nature Prints Workshop
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Nature Prints Workshop

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Try your hand at a variety of nature print-making techniques. Move from station to station to create your own solar prints, painted leaf prints, and pounded leaf prints that can be used for making note cards and framed artwork.  Fee: $22 ($20 for Gardening in Orange County subscribers)....

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Making Milk Soaps
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Making Milk Soaps

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The type of soap being made is called "Cold Process"* It is made by combining fatty acids and sodium hydroxide (lye) together. Fatty acids can be almost any oil - from beef tallow to olive oil to hemp oil. The combinations for making your own personal recipe are endless. Making these soap...

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Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

Monday, December 4, 2017

Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County cordially invites you to attend our102nd Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner Dec. 4, 2017Location TBAFor further information, call Peggy Kral at 845-344-1234.

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