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Vandalism on the Cascadilla Gorge Trail

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5 days 7 hours ago

Just days before opening the Cascadilla Gorge trail after being closed for winter, someone spraypainted the concrete staircase and gorge wall under the Stewart Avenue bridge. Read more in an April 16 Ithaca voice article here.

Cascadilla Gorge trail is now open!

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5 days 7 hours ago
After Cascadilla Gorge's opening on  Friday, April 17, you can now enjoy hiking the gorge from downtown Ithaca off of Linn Street to College Avenue in Collegetown. The Cascadilla Gorge trail is open from dusk to dawn, but please note, that it may close if heavy rains cause dangerous conditions. You can view updates on gorge conditions on Cornell's Gorge Safety Website gorgesafety.cornell.edu.

Guided 5k running tour, April 26

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1 week 5 days ago

Enjoy the unraveling of spring on this moderate jog through the Plantations' botanical garden, arboretum and natural areas on Sunday, April 26 at 9:00 p.m. Read more

Guided 5k running tour, April 26 from 9 - 10 a.m.

Get your morning workout while getting to know more about Cornell Plantations' gardens and natural areas. On this running tour, staff will stop several times to highlight the areas you will cover and will run at a slow to moderate pace.

This event is part of Cornell's Charter Day weekend celebration.

Date/time: Sunday, April 26; 9 - 10 a.m.
Cost: Free and no registration required
Location: Meet at the Kienzle Overlook directly across from Stocking Hall and Dairy Bar on Tower Road.
Instructors: Sarah Fiorello, Interpretation Coordinator and Teresa Craighead, docent

Cornell Plantations ranked 3rd of 50 best campus meditation spaces

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2 weeks 4 days ago

Emotional and spiritual health are key to success in college. The Botanical Garden and F. R. Newman Arboretum of Plantations were recognized for providing "escape from the academic pressures" and a "balance between mind and spirit." Read the online article from bestcounselingschools.org here.

The F. R. Newman Arboretum is now open to vehicles

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2 weeks 4 days ago

Another sign that spring is here! The daffodils are starting to emerge and our magnolias and flowering trees will soon follow. We invite you to observe the unraveling of spring with a walk through the arboretum any day, dawn to dusk.

Family event: Historical Family Fun at Cornell's Botanical Garden

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4 weeks 1 day ago

Don't miss the Charter Day fun happening at Cornell's Botanical Garden!

Historical Family Fun on April 25 from 1 - 5 p.m.

On Saturday, April 25 from 1 - 5 p.m., we will be hosting a family event where you can discover what life was like in Ithaca at the time of Cornell’s Charter signing.

There will be lots of hands-on activities based on the diaries of local youth from the 1860's! Taste delicate cake, make a broom, play old-fashioned games, learn about Forest Home’s water mills and more. Sing and dance to old-time musician Dave Ruch!

 

This is a Judy’s Day Family Program presented in cooperation with The History Center in Tompkins County.

Date/time: Saturday, April 25; 1 - 5 p.m.
Cost: $5 per person/ $10 per family (free for members). Registration is not required
Location: Nevin Welcome Center in the Botanical Garden

Now hiring: Staff Gardener position

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5 weeks 1 day ago

Click here for a complete job description.

 

 

Thank you for supporting Plantations on Cornell Giving Day!

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6 weeks 1 day ago
Thank you for giving to Cornell Plantations!

We reached our goal and raised over $25,000.

 View a short video for a big THANK YOU from our director and staff, and Cornell students exactly how your support will keep us growing

Share the news at #CornellGivingDay and Facebook.

Cornell Plantations would like to say, "thank you!"

 

 

Become a natural areas steward: Join the Natural Areas Academy

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7 weeks 2 days ago
Do you love spending time in the forests, meadows and other natural areas of the Finger Lakes region?  Do you care about preserving the integrity of the natural world and do you want to share this love with others?  If so, consider joining Plantations’ Natural Areas Academy (NAA).

NAA is offered twice annually—fall and spring. Each season will focus on specific conservation strategies and a specific restoration project within our natural areas. The management practices learned and re-enforced through hands-on workshops and directed stewardships are
transferable to restoration and land management at multiple scales. Enrollment in the fall program is $90/nonmembers and $80/members and students.

Spring 2015 workshops include creating a rain garden, invasive species control, native seed collection, site preparation and native plant identification. Click here for a full schedule.

The first NAA workshop will be a mandatory orientation, and will be held on Thursday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m.

To learn more and register, click here

Make a Washi paper gourd vase on March 21

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7 weeks 5 days ago
Get creative in this workshop and decorate a fully prepared gourd with colorful washi paper and other Asian-inspired embellishments such as beads, rattail cord, and imitation Chinese coins.

Date/time: Saturday, March 21; 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $60; $54 for Plantations members
Location: Nevin Welcome Center
Instructor: Terri Noxel; President, New York State Gourd Society

Click here to learn more and register.