Gardening Classes

Free seeds & plant starts:

Seeds and plant starts are free and available to the public on a seasonal basis at Oregon Food Bank headquarters.

Seeds:

  • Pick up at the front desk during regular business hours.

Starts:

  • We can give you a call when we have starts available.  Call our front desk to be added to the interest list: 503-282-0555.

Seed to Supper Classes

Seed to Supper™ is a free beginning vegetable gardening course that teaches participants how to garden on a budget. In this interactive class, participants gain new knowledge and skills to be able to start a garden and grow some of their own food.

Free Seed to Supper classes – Portland metro area:

Multnomah County

Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Class dates: April 4, 11, 18, 28; May 2, 9

Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Class dates: May 23, 30; June 6, 13, 20, 27

Offered in English.

Location: 7900 NE 33rd Dr. Portland, OR 97211

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Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Class dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 26; April 5
Offered in English and Spanish.

To register, or for more information, please contact Sara Cross Bickford at sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org.

Thursdays 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Class dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11
Offered in English with translation.

To register, or for more information, please contact Sara Cross Bickford at sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org.

Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Class dates: May 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14
Offered in English.

To register, or for more information, please contact Sara Cross Bickford at sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org.

Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Class dates: April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17
Offered in English with translation.

To register, or for more information, please contact Sara Cross Bickford at sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org.

Sundays 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Class dates: March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9
Offered in English.

To register, or for more information, please contact Sara Cross Bickford at sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org.

Thursdays 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Class dates: Feb 16, 23; Mar 2, 9, 16
Offered in English with Russian translation and offered in Spanish.

To register, or for more information, please contact Sara Cross Bickford at sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org.

Mondays 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Class dates: April 3,10,17,24; May 1,8
Offered in English.

To register, or for more information, please contact Sara Cross Bickford at sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org.

This is a 5-week course:

Mondays 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Class dates: April 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15
Offered in English with Spanish translation.

Register here: https://vernon_school_seedtosupper.eventbrite.com

Washington County

Thursdays 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Class dates: May 18, 25; Jun 1, 8, 15, 22
Offered in English.

Location: 1870 NW 173rd Ave., Beaverton, OR 97006

Register
Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Class dates: March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 15
Offered in English.

To register, or for more information, please contact Sara Cross Bickford at sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org.

Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Class dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9
Offered in English.

To register, or for more information, please contact Sara Cross Bickford at sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org.

Mondays 4:30-6:30pm
Class dates: April 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22
Offered in English.

To register, or for more information, please contact Sara Cross Bickford at sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org.

Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm
Class dates: April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16
Offered in English.

To register, or for more information, please contact Sara Cross Bickford at sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org.

Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-12:00pm
Class dates: April 1, 8, 14, 22, 29; May 6
Offered in English.

To register, or for more information, please contact Sara Cross Bickford at sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org.

Clackamas County

Wednesdays 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Class dates:  April 5, 12, 19, 29; May 3, 10
Offered in English.

To register, or for more information, please contact Sara Cross Bickford at sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org.

Thursdays 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Class dates: April 6,13, 20, 27; May 4, 11
Offered in English.

To register, or for more information, please contact Sara Cross Bickford at sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org.

Fridays 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Class dates:  May 5, 12, 19, 29; June 2, 9
Offered in English.

To register, or for more information, please contact Sara Cross Bickford at sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org.

Free gardening workshops – Portland metro area:

Multnomah County

Gilbert Park Elementary
June 3, Saturday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Scott School
Offered in English with Spanish translation.
March 22, Wednesday 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

To register, or for more information, please contact Sara Cross Bickford at sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org.

Cesar Chavez School
Offered in English with Spanish translation.
April 3, Monday 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Earl Boyle Elementary School
April 5, Wednesday 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity in North Portland
April 8, Saturday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Lane School
May 16, Tuesday 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Mill Park Elementary
April 28, Friday 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Shaver Elementary
April 26, Wednesday 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Village at Headwaters
May 4, Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

To register, or for more information, please contact Sara Cross Bickford at sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org.

Washington County

The Barcelona (Community Partners for Affordable Housing) ­
March 9, Thursday 12:30pm-2:30pm

DHS Hillsboro
Offered in English with Spanish translation.
April 26, Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tualatin Library in partnership with Neighbors Nourishing
Offered in English with Spanish translation.
May 21, Sunday 3:00-5:00 p.m.

To register, or for more information, please contact Sara Cross Bickford at sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org.

Clackamas County

Monthly workshops are available at the following locations:

Clackamas Housing Authority
Hillside Manor

For more information, please contact Sara Cross Bickford at sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org.

Be Notified of Classes
View Map of Current Classes

Questions? Contact:

Christine Hadekel
Garden Education and Training Coordinator
chadekel@oregonfoodbank.org
971-230-1639