Are you interested in helping beginning gardeners in your community learn to grow their own vegetables? This training program will prepare Seed to Supper volunteer educators to teach free vegetable gardening classes throughout Tompkins County. Volunteers will gain familiarity with the Seed to Supper curriculum and learn some hands-on activities that they can use when teaching the classes in their communities. Volunteers will work in pairs or small groups to run the classes in their own communities, and are provided with all the materials needed to run the classes. There is no cost for the training and the classes held in local communities are offered for free as well.
Training dates are Thursday February 22nd, 5:30-8:30 pm (dinner provided) and Saturday, March 17 from 10 am - 4 pm (lunch will be provided). Volunteers need to be available for both training dates, as well review the Seed to Supper curriculum materials at home in between the two training sessions.
The Seed to Supper curriculum consists of six Powerpoint presentations and a 100 page gardening manual for class participants. Topics include planning the garden, soil preparation, composting, planting, garden maintenance, pests and diseases, and harvesting.
Contact Chrys Gardener at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to receive a volunteer application. You can also download a volunteer job description and application from the left sidebar.
Application deadline: Thursday February 15
CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555