Seed to Supper

Seed to Supper: Free vegetable gardening course
PDF version of our Seed to Supper course book and slides are available for download HERE.

Seed to Supper is a comprehensive 6-week beginning gardening course that gives novice adult gardeners the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget. A joint effort of Oregon Food Bank (OFB) and the Oregon State University Extension Service, Seed to Supper is offered in collaboration with host agencies throughout Oregon and Clark County Washington.

Program basics:
  • Covers basics of low-cost veggie gardening
  • Available in both English and Spanish
  • 6-session course for adults (each session 2 hours)
  • Offered for free at host sites that serve the community
  • Garden space helpful, but not required
  • Taught by trained volunteer Garden Educators
  • One-time 2-hour workshops also available upon request 
Course topics:
  • Garden site and soil development 
  • Garden planning
  • Planting
  • Caring for a growing garden
  • Harvesting and using garden bounty

Siembra la cena: Curso de jardinería gratuito

Siembra la cena es un curso de jardinería gratuito para principiantes. El Banco de Comida de Oregon ofrece este curso en Oregon y Clark County Washington en colaboración con varias organizaciones comunitarias. 

Descripción general del programa:
  • Un curso de cultivo domestico de vegetales de bajo costo para principiantes
  • Ofrecido en inglés y español
  • Típicamente dura 6 semanas (2 horas cada semana)
  • Gratuito para participantes y organizaciones
  • Acceso al huerto es ideal pero no es necesario
  • Impartido por educadores voluntarios
Temas del curso: 
  • Ubicación del huerto y preparación del suelo
  • Planeación de tu huerto
  • Cultivo de tu huerto
  • Cuidado del huerto en crecimiento
  • Cosecha y uso de lo obtenido


Learn about gardening by topic / Información adicional sobre cultivo
Resources for gardening on a budget / Recursos de jardinería de bajo costo
Questions? Contact a Master Gardener/ Comuníquese con un Master Gardener
Take a class / Tome una clase



Become a Seed to Supper Volunteer Educator / Ser un educator voluntario para Siembra la cena



Become a Seed to Supper host site if you are an agency located in the Portland Metro area.

Apply to become a Seed to Supper Satellite Partner if you are located outside of Clackamas, Multnomah or Washington County.

For general inquiries about Seed to Supper, contact Christine Hadekel, Garden Education and Training Coordinator.

Para obtener más información acerca Siembra la cena, póngase en contacto con Christine Hadekel. Se habla español.