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Seed to Supper

Chester County Food Bank, in partnership with Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Chester County, is thrilled to offer Seed to Supper, a beginning gardening course for growing veggies at home on a budget.

Designed for adults, the free classes highlight practical, low-cost techniques for planning, planting, maintaining, and celebrating the harvest of a successful vegetable garden. Classes include onetime 2-hour sessions on vegetable gardening for beginners, container gardening, and an in depth 6-week course. Classes are taught both indoors and outdoors with hands-on activities. Teams of facilitators support participants as they learn to plan, plant and harvest garden produce – increasing participants’ access to fresh produce and improving overall food security.

 

Interested in Hosting a Seed to Supper Course at Your Organization?

We are currently recruiting host sites for our Seed to Supper Gardening course. Host sites help recruit participants and host classes. Your site can choose to offer classes in any of the following ways:

  • In-person
  • Hybrid model
  • Entirely Virtual (via Zoom)

The Chester County Food Bank provides all course materials and a volunteer facilitator to lead classes.

Click here for more information on the Seed to Supper program.
Apply to be a host site here.

Questions? Contact Klielle Glanzberg-Krainin, Garden Program Manager
at klielle@chestercountyfoodbank.org or 610-873-6000 x115

 

 

Become a Volunteer Facilitator

Are you an experienced gardener interested in sharing your knowledge with others? Classes are led by teams of 2-3 facilitators and are taught both indoors and outdoors with hands-on activities for 8-15 adult participants. We are seeking passionate volunteers to facilitate Seed to Supper classes in English, as well as individuals who can teach classes in Spanish.

  • Facilitator Training is held once a year in winter months.
  • The 8-hour training prepares you to teach the 6-week course, in addition to the 2-hour introductory classes.
  • Receive a training certificate, meet new people, and get involved with your community.

Review the information packet (paquete en español) and complete the online application/aplicación.
Questions? Contact Ryan McCaughan at the Chester Food Bank.