Program Tools

Find tools to help start, expand, and reflect on your program.

Want to highlight the benefits of garden-based learning for your funding proposal or to rally community support? Are you looking for ways to integrate more youth leadership into your program? Or are you looking for some quick grab and go evaluation activities to measure the effectiveness of your program?  Here, you’ll find that and much more.



Take Root

Take Root! A Training for Garden Educators – statewide professional development opportunities for CCE educators, teachers, and garden volunteers. Attend or host in your county!



Continuing Education

Hort DL Classes Image CCE Horticulture Videos on Vimeo – A collection of recorded webinars and presentations on many topics in Horticulture.
vibdentfrlg Horticulture Distance Learning Course – Cornell University offers numerous online courses for gardeners and professionals. All of our courses feature practical, hands-on activities because we believe learning by doing is key to any successful online horticulture course. Topics include Organic Gardening, Botanical Illustration, Permaculture Design and School Gardening.
extension – Webinars offered for extension and campus staff from the National eXtension initiative



Mulching/Cold Frame Small is Beautiful Mini-‘grants’ – Grants are awarded to Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) county-based programs that foster ecological practices, encourage county collaborations and meaningfully engage youth. Proposals are typically due in March and funding of $250- $400 is available per grantee.



vegetable varieties Vegetable Variety Trials - statewide citizen-science gardening research
CGBL Benefits of Garden-Based Learning
SmallPurpleFlower Research That Supports Our Work



Planning & Organizing

Logic Model (PDF)

Press Packet