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Seed to Supper Classes Help Everyone Grow Their Own Food

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Seed to Supper Classes Help Everyone Grow Their Own Food

Growing your own food is a delicious way to improve your diet, but gardening can seem intimidating, confusing and expensive. Seed to Supper is a free class to help families grow their own food and stretch their grocery budget.

Seed to Supper is a beginning gardening course that gives adult gardeners the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget. It is offered at 10 locations in Marion and Polk counties beginning in March. Classes will be offered in both English and Spanish.

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

Some Seed to Supper sites will provide meals and child care. Everyone who completes the course will receive a voucher for a free gardening plot at a community garden as well as free seed packets and starter plants.

For more information about Seed to Supper, please contact Surabhi Mahajan at 503-581-3855 or smahajan@marionpolkfoodshare.org.

Class registration is open now.

A List of Seed to Supper Sites

Aumsville

March 11 – April 15, Saturdays from 11a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Aumsville Pentecostal Church – 10153 Mill Creek Rd. SE (A meal and childcare will be provided)

Independence

March 18 -April 8, Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Independence Inspiration Garden – 756 G St. (A meal and children’s activities will be provided).

April 6th-May 11th on Thursdays from 6 – 8 pm at Colonia Amistad – 30 S Gun Club Rd., Independence (This class will be taught in Spanish and will provide a meal).

los Jueves 06 de abril al 11 de mayo Colonia Amistad – 30 S Gun Club Rd., Independence (Se ofrecerá la comida gratis)

Keizer

April 1 – 8, Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Keizer Dayspring Fellowship Church – 1755 Lockhaven Drive  (A meal and children’s activities will be provided).

February 23 – March 30, Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. at John Knox Presbyterian Church – 452 Cummings Lane

Salem

April 11 -May 16, Tuesdays from 6 – 8 p.m at the Marion-Polk Food Share Youth Farm, located on Chemeketa Community College campus. (A meal will be provided.)

March 7 -April 18, Tuesdays from 6 – 8 p.m. at Houck Middle School – 1155 Connecticut St. SE

March 15 -April 26, Wednesdays from 6 – 8 p.m. at Leslie Middle School, 3850 Pringle Road SE

April 3 – 24, Mondays from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at McKay High School, 2440 Lancaster Dr. NE  (This class will be taught in Spanish.)

Los lunes de 6-8 pm a partir 03 de abril a McKay High School, 2440 Lancaster Dr. NE (Se ofrecera la comida gratis)

Woodburn

April 4 – May 9, Tuesdays from 6 – 8 p.m. at  Lincoln Elementary School, 1041 N. Boones Ferry Road (This class will be taught in Spanish. A meal and children’s activities will be provided).

Los martes de 6-8 pm a partir 04 de abril a Lincoln Elementary School, 1041 N. Boones Ferry Road (Se ofrecera la comida gratis y cuidado de niños)