Seed to Supper

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The Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener ™ Program, in partnership with the Oregon Food Bank, is proud to offer Seed to Supper to Linn and Benton counties in 2016. Seed to Supper is a FREE comprehensive six-week beginning gardening course that gives novice, adult gardeners the tools and confidence they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget.

Classes meet for 2 hours once a week for six weeks. At the first week's class, participants will be given a gardening booklet that is theirs to keep. At the completion of classes, participants may also be given seeds and/or plant starts to take home. Over the course of six weeks participants learn about building healthy soil; planning, planting, and caring for their garden; and harvesting and using their bounty. 

This program is not intended to take the place of existing gardening courses offered to the general public by OSU Extension, but rather fill a gap in service provision by providing a free gardening course for low-income adults at risk of food insecurity. Click here to see our participant income guidelines for this class. *If you don't meet these guidelines, you may still register for a class! However, please keep in mind what the target audiance is.


Click the location that you would like to attend in order to register.

  • CORVALLIS RIVER CENTER: Saturdays 10:00 am-noon, Feb 20-Mar26
    • Includes hands-on optional activity in the garden after each class.

  • PHILOMATH: Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 pm, Feb 9-Mar 15
    • Limited Childcare available. Age appropriate garden education provided. Call 541-221-0708.

  • CORVALLIS SOUTH TOWN: Thursdays 6:00-8:00 pm, Mar 10-Apr 21 (skipping Thursday, Mar 24)
    • Kids Learn and Grow garden curriculum for ages 3-12! Call 541-754-2623 for more information. Limited childcare available for under 3 years.

Questions about registration? Contact Laurie Gibson at 541-967-3871

To get involved by serving as a volunteer educator, helping to promote Seed to Supper, or making a contribution to support this program, contact Pami Opfer at  

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Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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