Seed to Supper

Volunteer Hours
Courses Taught
Community Gardens

The Program

This free 6-week beginning gardening course gives participants the tools they need to start a garden and grow their own food on a budget. Participants also get tips on how to use fresh produce as a part of a budget-friendly and healthy way to build self-sufficiency.

This is a joint program of Oregon Food Bank and OSU Extension Service and HDFFA. HDFFA serves as Central Oregon’s Seed to Supper host.

What’s Provided?

Participants get free produce, learn new gardening and urban farming skills, work outside and meet community members.

  • Seed to Supper Beginner Gardening Book
  • Space to grow – Either a garden plot or container garden equipment
  • Seeds, plant starts, compost and soil amendments
  • Training and dirty hands!

Skills Taught

Learn to grow food from seed and make fresh produce part of your budget-friendly meals.

  • How to build a garden
  • Planting, choosing vegetables for our climate
  • Mulching and soil amending
  • Building row covers to extend your growing season
  • Harvesting and saving seeds

2017 Courses

For course information, to register or to host a class contact our Seed to Supper Coordinator.

Seed to Supper Coordinator

Jane Sabin-Davis
(541) 963-8310

Crook County

Prineville Presbyterian Church
April – May

Deschutes County

Bend Community Center

Jefferson County

Warm Springs
April – August


Bend Community Center (2017)
Taught community members foundational gardening skills.

Volunteers in Medicine (2014)
Participants got a classroom deep dive on all the basics of gardening.

St. Vincent de Paul (2014)
Provided all soil, seeds and materials to build a 30’ x 30’ fenced garden bed.

The folks in our community need to know how to cook healthy. The garden has made our lives healthier by giving us the opportunity to grow our own vegetables. Mr. Aims at SVdP

Shepherd’s House (2014)
Participants built a new garden, expanded the irrigation system, and learned how to tend new perennial vegetables, like strawberries.  Five permanent residents converted an irrigated median into a garden.

The Redemption House with Prineville Presbyterian Church (2015 – 2017)
Turned a 30 x 30 plot of agricultural land into an expansive community garden space. In 2017, we utilized this garden space to teach 20 community members how to grow their own vegetables with hands-on learning in the garden.

Oregon Child Development Coalition (2016)
Built ten raised beds for annual planting and additional beds for strawberries in Madras.

Salvation Army of Bend (2016)
Built eight raised beds with all harvested vegetables going to their food pantry.

Warm Springs (2015 – 2017)
Utilized an existing one acre community garden and taught gardening skills with support from OSU Extension staff.

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