Our Cooperative Extension programs make life better for Cape Cod.

You may not have heard of us, but you are probably familiar with our work. Check out our program highlights below!


County Entomologist Larry Dapsis chats with Barnstable Channel 18's Paula Hersey about ticks on Cape Cod.2023 HHW Collections Schedule and info.Succession planting for a continual harvest, featuring characters from the Succession TV show.Cape Cod 2023 Farmers' Market calendar.Hydrangea winter damage.Drinking morning coffee amongst plants that were brought inside to protect from a late season frost warning.Master Gardener Plant Sale on Saturday May 20th at Cape Cod Fairgrounds from 9am to 1pm.Happy Drinking Water Week from the people and projects that help keep our drinking water clean.Household Hazardous Waste Collections for Cape Cod.Star Wars characters Tarkin and Grogu showing the MA Homeowner's Handbook to Prepare for Coastal Hazards. Click here to download.Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Sea Grant Extension Marine Specialist, Abigail Archer, joined Brewster Conservation Trust and 13 herring fans on a walk through the Stony Brook herring run.Contact Tara Racine for more info on becoming a vendor at the Hyannis Farmers' Market by calling 508-375-6695.4-H members and program coordinator, Sandi Shepherd-Gay greeting folks at their event table.Protect Cape Cod's First Responders by Visiting Your Local HHW Collection.Free blood pressure, glucose, and nutrition education at Outer Cape locations for April.County Entomologist, Larry Dapsis, pointing to sign about Babesiosis and how it's 1. an emerging disease 2. can be serious 3. preventing tick bites prevents the infection. Visit Larry at capecod.gov/ticksCape Cod Boat Shrink Wrap Program for 2023.Town of Barnstable HHW Collection schedule for 2023. Soil testing is easy! Drop off at our office located 1358 Route 28 in South Yarmouth. Cape Cod Master Gardener Scholarship for 2023.Barnstable County Advisory Council Scholarship.Abigail Archer, our Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Sea Grant Extension Fisheries & Aquaculture Specialist, received the 2023 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Northeast Division President’s Award for leading a monthly diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) discussion in 2021-2022 and for 16 years of service to the AFS in various capacities.Save your water with these conservation tips.Imagination and teamwork take flight at the Barnstable County 4H “Design a Planet” workshop, part of the 4H Aerospace youth workshop series.National Groundwater Awareness WeekWoods Hole Sea Grant Extension Coastal Processes team visit Provincetown.During National Nutrition Month head to our website for recipes and cooking videos.Feeding Cape Cod with first local food distribution.Talking Ticks on CAI with Mindy ToddFundamentals of Shellfish Farming ClassKeep Your home and environment safe from toxic winter auto fluids that cannot be thrown in the trash. Find your disposal options at www.loveyourlocalwater.org.Cape Cod Master Gardeners Presents the Home Garden Spring Symposium, featuring award winning gardener and author, Brie Arthur. Event is March 25th in Centerville at the Lady of Victory Church. Cost is $40 per person, head to this link to register www.mastergardenerscc.orgWe need volunteers to help with the 2023 HHW collections.Hannibal Lecter and the female firefly enjoying having friends for dinner this Valentine's Day.Follow these food safety tips to keep food poisoning from tackling your Super Bowl party.Show your Valentine some love with the gift of permethrin to prevent tick-borne disease.Flowers for 4H! Buy bulbs online and a portion goes to support Barnstable County 4h programs and events. Order online today.Nothing says I love you like the 2023 UMass Garden Calendar. Buy yours for Valentine's Day.Cooperative Extension in the news. Extension's entomologist, Larry Dapsis, explains how Cape Cod's mild winters make for an active tick season in this article from Northeastern Global News.Brace yourselves, groundhogs are coming for your garden.4H Youth in Action with Aerospace. Click here for more.Download the 2023 HHW Collection Schedule here.Tick bite prevention in the winter.Bringing your Food Product to Market-An Introduction. Click Here to Register.Learn to grow a garden with the Master Gardner Backyard Horticulture Workshop series. Click here.Holiday Food Safety TipsHazardous Holiday Weather Safety tips2023 UMass Garden calendars on sale now. Happiness and Cheer!Barnstable County HHW Collected over 600 thousands pounds of household hazardous waste in 2022.4H and ameriCorp Cape Cod in the UMass NewsletterDon't Rake The Leaves


Our goal is to ensure that the next generation can enjoy Cape Cod’s natural splendor as much as we do. Check out our calendar and sign up for our newsletters to find out about future events, upcoming workshops, and available resources on our efforts