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Gardening in the North Country and Local Food Sources: Indoor Gardening

Do you want to grow your own food, or find locally grown food in our northern New York region? Or do you want to beautify your landscape or help the environment? We have resources for you!

Books on Indoor Gardening at your Library

Did You Know?


Houseplants and indoor gardening can enhance your life, especially in our northern climate!  Houseplants clean the air, removing volatile compounds that could otherwise cause respiratory problems and other health problems.  Seeing greenery and nature can also make you feel calmer, more relaxed and happier. Since we spend so much time indoors during the winter, it really makes sense to create an indoor sanctuary with houseplants, and even grow some of our food indoors.

Don't have a green thumb? The Cooperative Extension offices have help available. See the box below for contact information and links.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Contact Information

Cornell Cooperative Extension Offices in our region are available to advise you on gardening and houseplant problems. You can bring photos or bagged samples of diseased or pest-eaten leaves, or insects that are in your home or yard. Contact the nearest office below. 
CCE Clinton
6064 Route 22
Suite 5
Plattsburgh, New York 12901-9601
CCE Essex
3 Sisco St., PO Box 388
Westport, New York 12993
CCE Franklin
355 West Main Street
Suite 150
Malone, New York 12953