A Beginner's Guide to Low Cost Vegetable Gardening
Seed to Supper is a comprehensive beginning vegetable gardening curriculum designed for adults gardening on a budget. The program has been adopted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of New York State as a shared program of Oregon Food Bank's Learning Gardens. Partners across New York, including CCE Master Gardener Volunteer Programs, are working to train volunteer Garden Educators who will then teach the Seed To Supper curriculum to interested community members. The courses highlight practical, low-cost techniques for building, planning, planting, maintaining, and celebrating the harvest of a successful vegetable garden.
The Seed to Supper project in New York State is partnering with New York Food Banks and Extension offices to support more food secure communities; increasing access to garden produce to provide healthier food choices.
The Seed to Supper curriculum focuses on low budget strategies and provides a springboard for making connections among community program partners (Host Agencies) and between Program Participants. The beginning gardening course gives novice gardeners the tools they need to connect with others in community, grow in confidence and successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget.
What will you learn in class?
Getting started with healthy soil. Learn how make garden beds and build healthy soil that supports your plants.
Planning your garden. Learn how to create a garden plan and map that will guide you step by step through the year.
Planting your garden. Learn how and when to plant different types of fruits and vegetables.
Caring for your growing garden. Learn how to take care of your garden and maximize your harvest.
Harvesting and using your bounty. Learn how and when to harvest, and how to use your produce in healthy meals
Participants who qualify for this program and attend at least 5 out of 6 online core classes will receive, free of charge, a 98-page book: Seed to Supper: A Beginner’s Guide to Low-Cost Vegetable Gardening which includes the 6 core classes mentioned above along with recipes and lots of great information for beginning gardeners. Want to know if you’re eligible?
Last updated March 8, 2022