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 gardening course to help families learn how to grow their own food and stretch their grocery budget.

Seed to Supper is a series of beginner gardening classes that give adults the tools they need to successfully grow produce while on a limited budget. Classes are offered in both English and Spanish.

The gardening course is presented by Marion Polk Food Share in partnership with 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 Amy Joens at 503-576-3418 or by email.

Seed to Supper Sites

2020 Dates & Locations

Due to COVID-19, ALL 2020 Seed to Supper classes are postponed until further notice. If you’d like some gardening assistance, check out these resources:

  • Cooperative Extension “Ask and Expert” Service: https://ask.extension.org/ask
    • Questions are answered by Cooperative Extension, University staff and volunteers from across the United States.
  • Online Master Gardener Course – There is a fee for this to get your Master Gardener certification.
  • Master Gardener Series: Vegetable Gardening Online Course – There are fees for most of these courses, but you can take the vegetable gardening course for FREE through April!
  • Gardening Resources – We’ve compiled this list of resources and links on our website to help you find the answers to some of your gardening questions!

 

Falls City

Falls City Community Center

320 N Main Street, Falls City
Tuesdays 6-8 pm (6 sessions)

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

Keizer

Church on the Hill

2105 Keizer Rd. NE, Keizer
Saturdays 3-6 pm (4 sessions)
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

Salem

Englewood East Apartments – Community Room

3140 Tess Ave NE, Salem
Thursdays 11 am – 1 pm (6 sessions)

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

Independence

Henry Hill Building – Room 11

750 S 5th Street, Independence
Tuesdays 6-8 pm (6 sessions)
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

Willamina

West Valley Community Center

266 SE Washington St., Willamina
Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm (6 sessions)
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

Silverton

Silverton First Baptist Church

229 Westfield St., Silverton
Saturdays 9 am – 12 pm (2 sessions)
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE