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Seed to Supper is a series of six classes for beginning gardeners who want to learn to grow food on a budget. The classes are offered for FREE and will be taught in multiple locations in Tompkins County by trained Seed to Supper educators. Class participants are expected to attend all six classes, and will receive a free 100-page gardening manual, a certificate of completion, and free vegetable seeds and seedlings at the end of the course to plant in their own gardens.

The classes are taught through a combination of Powerpoint presentations and hands-on activities. Topics covered include planning a vegetable garden, soil preparation, composting, planting, garden maintenance, pests and diseases, and harvesting. Participants will receive free vegetable transplants at the end of the class series. 

Read an article about Seed to Supper on the Get Your Greenback website!

Please see details below for class locations, dates, and who to contact to register for the classes. Advance registration is required so that the facilitators have enough materials for all participants.

During 2021 we will be offering Seed to Supper classes for BIPoC communities with our partners at the Learning Farm starting in April as well as over Zoom for the rest of our community. Check back in late March for registration opportunities.  We will be accepting new volunteer facilitators in Spring 2022. 


Jennie Cramer
Horticulture Program Manager
(607) 272-2292 ext 146

Last updated February 8, 2021