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Seed-to-Supper

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 maintanance, 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.

Brooktondale

Class dates: 6:45 - 8:45 pm; Monday 4/24, Monday 5/1, Tuesday 5/9, Monday 5/15 and Monday 5/22

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

To register, contact: Barbara Perrone, 539 3244 or email bperrone@greenstar.coop

Danby

Class dates: Wednesday evenings 6:30 to 8:30pm, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Location: Danby Town Hall, Route 96B, Danby

To register, contact: Email Theresa Joseph, terrijo77@googlemail.com

Dryden

Class dates:6 - 8PM, Wednesdays, April 19, 26 and May 3, 10, & 17

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

To register, contact:  Email Tori Luce, Poetslanding@coniferllc.com or call 607-288-4165

Freeville

Class dates: Saturdays 2-4 pm, starting Saturday April 22 (4/22, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27)

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 sortolano@gmail.com

Newfield:

Class dates: Wednesdays 6-8 pm, starting Wed. April 26 (4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24)

Location: Newfield elementary school library

To register, contact: Michelle Menter to register: call 607-216-2784 or email mmenter@gmail.com

Hasbrouk Apartments, Ithaca

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

Class dates: Sundays 1-3 pm, starting Sunday April 23 (4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11)

Location: Hasbrouk Apartments community center

To register, contact: CCE at 272-2292

Homer (Cortland County)

Class dates: 6-7:30 pm, Thursdays April 20 and 27, Wednesdays May 3, 10 and 17

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 cwh7@cornell.edu

Ithaca - Greenstar Classrooms

Class dates: 6:30-8:30 pm Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 (last class date to be determined)

Location: Greenstar Classrooms, 702 West Buffalo Street,  Ithaca

To register, contact: Call Greenstar at 273-9392, or sign up online at https://greenstar.coop/classes/

Ithaca - Northside/Fall Creek neighborhoods

Class dates: Saturdays 12 - 2 pm, starting Saturday May 6 (5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3)

Location: CCE Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca

To register, contact: Pat Shea at shera52@hotmail.com or call 607-277-0439

Ithaca - Southside Community Center

Class dates: Two Saturdays per month, 11 am - 1 pm, starting May 13 (5/13, 5/20, 6/10, 6/17, 7/8, 7/15)

Location: Southside Community Center, Plain Street, Ithaca

To register, contact:  Email Gibrian at gah225@cornell.edu

Lansing

Class dates: Saturdays 8:30-10:30 am, starting May 6 (5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/6

Location: YMCA, Triphammer Road, Lansing

To register, contact: Email Sarah at sgc56@cornell.edu or Tina at ctcho@yahoo.com

Trumansburg

Class dates: Saturdays 11 am - 1 pm, starting Saturday April 29 (4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27)

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

To register, contact: Phil Courtney at 607-209-4151 or email cphilipcourtney@gmail.com

Contact

Chrys Gardener
Commercial / Community Horticulture Educator
cab69@cornell.edu
(607) 272-2292 (Voicemail #241)

Last updated May 1, 2017