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 Perla Garcia-Villegas at (503) 576-3486 or .

Seed to Supper Sites

2022 Dates & Locations Coming Soon

Due to COVID-19, Seed to Supper classes were not held in 2020 and 2021. 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!