Seed to Supper Classes Help Families Grow Their Own Food

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Seed to Supper Classes Help Families Grow Their Own Food

Growing your own food is a delicious, cost effective way to improve your diet. We know that gardening may be intimidating, confusing and expensive. Seed to Supper is a free 6 week course to help families learn how to grow their own food and stretch their grocery budget.

Seed to Supper is a series of 2-hour beginner gardening classes that give adults the tools they need to successfully grow produce while on a limited budget. Beginning in February, classes are offered at 6 locations in Marion and Polk counties. Classes are offered in both English and Spanish.

The 12-hour course is presented by Marion-Polk Food Share in partnership with Salem-Keizer Education Foundation and Marion County Master Gardeners.  Registration priority will be given to families living on a $1,945 monthly income or less.

Childcare is not provided at Seed to Supper sites, but children are welcome to attend the class along with their parents or guardians. There will be snacks provided at each site. Everyone who completes the course receives a voucher for a free gardening plot at a community garden as well as free seed packets and starter plants. Watch your garden grow!

For more information about Seed to Supper, please contact Lexi Stickel at 503-581-3855 ext. 333 or by email.

Class registration is open now.

Seed to Supper Sites


  • **En español** Los jueves, 1 de marzo-5 de abril – 6-8 PM a Colonia Amistad – 30 S. Gun Club Road Independence, OR 97351

Mill City:

  • Mondays, March 5-April 9th 6-8 PM at Santiam Elementary School – 450 SW Evergreen St, Mill City, OR 97360


  • Saturdays, March 3-17th  10AM – 1PM at Dayspring Fellowship – 1755 Lockhaven Dr NE, Keizer, OR 97303


  • Saturdays, February 17-March 24th at 10AM – 12PM Viking Village Apartments – 3424 Fairhaven Ave NE, Salem, OR 97301
  • Wednesdays, March 14-April 18th  6 – 8PM at the Food Share’s Youth Farm at Chemeketa Community College – 4000 Lancaster Dr NE off of Winema Place


  • Tuesdays, March 20-April 24th – 6-8PM at Silverton Area Community Aid (421 S. Water Street, Silverton, OR 97381)