Our Horticulture Program will distribute free seeds during the Southside Community Center Food Pantry hours on Saturday, May 23 from 11am-1pm. All are welcome, seeds will be distributed first come-first served. This giveaway will include packs of seeds that can go into the ground right away or be grown on a windowsill for fresh leafy greens or micro-greens. We will also have a number of plant starts and a limited number of containers donated by Ithaca Agway for folks who want to grow their own food but need to grow in containers or on a patio or porch. CCE-Tompkins staff members will be on hand to answer questions (from an appropriate distance).
Our Master Gardener Volunteers have created a spreadsheet with growing information aboutthe specific varieties of seed we are distributing. Find it at this link: Seed Info.
In addition, Cornell maintains a home vegetable growing guide with lots of great and simple to navigate info about growing your veggies. Find it at this link: Home Growing Guide.
Our Master Gardeners will be starting a Grow-Along project in which they will be growing the exact same seeds you have received. Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org to join the Grow-Along and get updates with how to guides, videos, and tips for what to do if you run into a challenge.
Southside Community Center
305 South Plain Street
Ithaca, New York 14850
Last updated May 22, 2020