Who we are?  
  We are an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Oswego County. Acting in partnership with Oswego County Government, and other county agencies, we bring evidence-based solution to issues affecting individuals, families and communities.
 What we do?  
  We provide "real world" educational programs to people who live and work in Oswego County, with a special emphasis on families. Through education, we give people the opportunity to make meaningful decisions that will impact their lives.
 Why we do it?  
  We believe that education can change lives and communities while improving society for everyone. We are dedicated in our approach and committed to working with everyone toward beneficial change.

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Beginning Farmer Workshop Series - Thursday nights for 6 weeks, click here for more info.

Oswego County Holiday Farmers Market - Dec. 6th, 10 am - 3 pm, Mexico VFW - click here for more info.

Thanks to everyone who made the 5th Annual Oswego County Harvest Dinner a great success!

Buy Local! Use the Harvest Guide- Available Online! Click here to learn more!




• Feeding Our Feathered Friends
Sunday, November 16th -2:00 p.m

Late autumn and winter is a wonderful time for people to become acquainted with the avian friends who share all our seasons of the year.  Feeding Our Feathered Friends features a slide presentation and talk with naturalist Pat Carney to introduce the real snow birds and local song birds that endure the rigors of winter with us.  Birds’ habitat, foraging techniques and seed preferences will be discussed.  Following the indoor program, the group will talk a short wander along the trails to look for some of these feathered friends. 
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• Introduction to Wood Carving in Relief
Sunday, November 23rd -2:00 p.m

During this hands on class, program participants will learn all about wood carving in relief as they carve a holiday ornament. Wood relief carving is most easily explained as carving pictures into the flat surface.  Chisels and gouges along with a mallet are the common tools used. Carving tools and supplies are provided; however, participants can bring their own set of tools if desired.
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• Wreaths for Wildlifes
Sunday, December 7 - 2:00 p.m

The holiday decorating season is here, but not everyone remembers the feathered and furred forest friends around their homes during the preparations.  Participants will be constructing beautiful outdoor holiday evergreen wreaths that are garnished with nutritious treats for cardinals, woodpeckers, squirrels and other woodland friends.  Space is limited for this program and pre-registration is required.
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The Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center, owned and operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County's 4-H Program, consists of 150 acres of mixed woods, wetlands, and Rowell Brook. Three miles of hiking trails guide visitors through the ecosystems and are available to the public year round, from dusk until dawn.


• Save Energy, Save Dollars Workshop
Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Half Shire House, 1100 County Route 48, Richland, NY 13144
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• Check out the NEW Eat Smart NY page! Click here for more info