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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.

More information on becoming a Seed to Supper volunteer educator can be found here.

Cayuga Meadows Senior Apartments, Ithaca

(This class series is limited to residents of Cayuga Meadows)
Class dates:
2:30-5:30 pm, Fridays, April 20-May 25
Cayuga Meadows Apartments, Route 96B


Class dates: Wednesdays May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13 (final class will be scheduled in August)
Location: Danby Town Hall, Route 96B, Danby
To register, contact:
Theresa Joseph at


Class dates: 5:30-7:30 pm, Wednesdays, April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16
Southworth Library Association, 24 Main Street, Dryden
To register, contact:
Diane Pamel at or Al Davis at 


Class dates:  10:00 am-12:00 pm; Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21 and May 5,12, 19
Freeville United Methodist Church, 37 Main Street, Freeville
To register, contact:
Ann Manzano at


Class dates: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Saturdays, April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19
Groton Public Library, 112 East Cortland Street, Groton
To register, contact:
Sarah Knobel at 898-5055 or

Hasbrouck Apartments, Ithaca

(Note: This class is FULL now and not accepting any more participants! You can ask to be added to a waiting list for next year.)

Class dates: 9:00 -11:00 am, Sunday April 15, Sunday April 29, Sunday May 13, Saturday May 19, Sunday June 3, Saturday July 14
Hasbrouck Apartments community center
To register, contact:

Lansing Library, Lansing

Class dates: 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, Sundays May 6, 13, 20
Lansing Community Library, 27 Auburn Road, Lansing
To register, contact:
Michelle Calupca at, (607) 533-4939

Southside Community Center, Ithaca

Class dates: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Saturdays April 28, May 5, 12, 19, June 2, 9
Southside Community Center, 305 South Plain Street, Ithaca
To register, contact: 
Ed Epstein at or Gibrian Hagood at


Class dates: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Saturdays April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26
Trumansburg Philomathic Library, 74 East Main Street, Trumansburg
To register, contact:
Phi Courtney at

West Village Apartments, Ithaca

(This class series is limited to residents of West Village)
Class dates:
To be determined - contact Jay Smith at the email below for information
Location: West Village Apartments, Chestnut Street, Ithaca
To register, contact: Jay Smith at

Women's Opportunity Center, Ithaca

(This class series is limited to clients of WOC)
Women's Opportunity Center, Ithaca


Chrys Gardener
Commercial / Community Horticulture Educator
(607) 272-2292 ext 144

Last updated April 19, 2018