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Seed to Supper is a series of five 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 will receive a free 100-page gardening manual, a certificate of completion, and free vegetable 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.


Class dates: 

Location: Brooktondale Community Center, 522-526 Valley Road, Brooktondale

To register, contact: Barbara Perrone, 539 3244 or email


Class dates:

Location: Danby Town Hall, Route 96B, Danby

To register, contact: Email Theresa Joseph,


Class dates:

Location: Poet's Landing Apartment (community room), 4 TS Elliot Drive (off Freeville Road), Dryden

To register, contact:  Email Tori Luce, or call 607-288-4165


Class dates: 

Location: Freeville United Methodist Church, 37 Main Street, Freeville

To register, contact:  Stephanie Ortolano (coordinator of the Freeville Community Garden) 607-708-8088 or email


Class dates:

Location: Newfield elementary school library

To register, contact: Michelle Menter to register: call 607-216-2784 or email

Hasbrouk Apartments, Ithaca

Note: This class series is limited to residents of Hasbrouk Apartments

Class dates: 

Location: Hasbrouk Apartments community center

To register, contact: CCE at 272-2292

Homer (Cortland County)

Class dates:

Location: Phillips Free Library, 37 South Main Street, Homer

To register, contact: CCE Cortland at  607-391-2660 (note: if calling from landline phone call 607-428-1300) or email Claudia Hitt at

Ithaca - Greenstar Classrooms

Class dates: 

Location: Greenstar Classrooms, 702 West Buffalo Street,  Ithaca

To register, contact: Call Greenstar at 273-9392, or sign up online at

Ithaca - Northside/Fall Creek neighborhoods

Class dates: 

Location: CCE Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca

To register, contact: Pat Shea at or call 607-277-0439

Ithaca - Southside Community Center

Class dates: 

Location: Southside Community Center, Plain Street, Ithaca

To register, contact:  Email Gibrian at


Class dates: 

Location: YMCA, Triphammer Road, Lansing

To register, contact: Email Sarah at or Tina at


Class dates: 

Location: Trumansburg Philomathic Library, 74 East Main Street, Trumansburg

To register, contact: Phil Courtney at 607-209-4151 or email


Chrys Gardener
Commercial / Community Horticulture Educator
(607) 272-2292 (Voicemail #241)

Last updated November 15, 2017