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Gardening Resources

Seeds of Support

Interested in Gardening?

We are here to support our growing community of gardeners. Whether you are a beginner or a master gardener, we have a variety of resources to help you make the most of your garden.

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Free Gardening Workshops

Saving Seeds from the Garden | September 12 & 26

Learn how to enhance the value of your garden by preserving and utilizing your own seeds for next year’s garden! We’ll cover some basic best practices, supplies needed, and suggestions on how to get started. Free to attend, but we ask that you please register.

September 12, 2023

3:00 – 4:00pm
Parkesburg Library
105 W. Street, Parkesburg

September 26, 2023

5:30 – 6:30pm
Oxford SILO
410 Nottingham Ave., Oxford

Seed to Supper | Vegetable Gardening for Beginners | September 19, 2023

5:00-7:00 pm
Oxford SILO
410 Nottingham Ave., Oxford

Are you interested in growing a vegetable garden, but unsure about where to start? Fall is a great time to prepare for next year’s garden. Join us for a Seed to Supper course! Learn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan your growing space, and things gardening.

Free to attend, but we ask that you please register here.

Composting: From Soil to Table | October 4, 2023 | VIRTUAL

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Join us in the pursuit of a greener, more sustainable world, where every meal can be a celebration of your garden’s bounty. This virtual workshop is your gateway to sustainable gardening practices and reducing waste through the power of composting for your community garden or at home. New and experienced gardeners welcome!

Free to attend. Please register here and the zoom link will be sent to you.

Cleaning up the Garden for Winter | October 24, 2023

3:00 – 4:00 pm
Parkesburg Library
105 W. Street, Parkesburg

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or this was your first season, this workshop offers valuable tips to get your garden ready for a restful winter. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from our experienced team and connect with fellow gardeners in your community.

Free to attend, but we ask that you please register here.

Watch & Learn

Learn to garden and be inspired by our gardening videos created by our Garden Team. Watch and learn here.

3 Season Planting Plans

The following planting plans are designed for 3-season growing. These plans are intended to offer gardeners ways to keep their garden beds producing during all three seasons (spring, summer, and fall.) Each plan is for one garden bed and consists of two pages. Page 1 gives you a visual look at what the bed will look like during each season. Page 2 gives you written information on when and how to grow each crop including spacing recommendations, planting windows, and links to video tutorials.

These planting plans are based on:

  • 3′ x 10′ raised beds
  • Chester County front dates: last frost 4/23; first frost 10/15

Plan 1: Radish & Peas, Lettuce & Pole Beans, Beets

Plan 2: Spinach, Squash, Scallions

Plan 3: Radish, Eggplant, Lettuce

Plan 4: Broccoli, Bush Beans, Lettuce

Plan 5: Beets, Cucumbers & Bush Beans, Radish

Plan 6: Potato, Kale

Plan 7: Lettuce, Peppers, Spinach

Plan 8: Spinach, Tomato, Salad Turnips

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Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram and tag your garden photos with #GetGrowingChesterCounty

Interested in engaging with our local food system? Join our Growing & Cooking Community on Facebook. It is a space to learn about choosing, growing, and cooking fresh, healthy foods.