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Seed-to-Supper Volunteer Training - APPLICATION DEADLINE

Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, New York 14850-3555

Would you like to help beginning gardeners in your community learn to grow their own vegetables? The Seed-to-Supper training program prepares volunteer educators to teach free vegetable gardening classes throughout Tompkins County. You’ll become familiar with the Seed-to-Supper curriculum and learn some hands-on activities to use when teaching the classes. Volunteers work in pairs or small groups to run the classes in their own communities, and are given all the materials needed to run the classes.

FREE training will be held on  Thursday February 22, 5:30-8:30 pm (dinner provided) and Saturday, March 17 from 10:00am-4:00 pm (lunch provided). Volunteers must be able to attend both training dates, and to review the Seed-to-Supper curriculum materials at home in between the two sessions.  Contact Chrys Gardener at or Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County  (607) 272-2292 with questions.  Download a volunteer job description and application below:

Volunteer Job Description

Volunteer Application (DUE 1/15/18)


ABOUT SEED-TO-SUPPER:  The Seed-to-Supper curriculum originated in Oregon where it has been used since 2010 to help thousands of Oregon residents learn how to grow their own food. We have adapted this wonderful curriculum for growing conditions in New York State. The curriculum consists of six Powerpoint presentations and a 100 page gardening manual for class participants. Topics include planning the garden, soil preparation, composting, planting, garden maintenance, pests and diseases, and harvesting.

Read more about the Seed-to-Supper program in Oregon. This program was the inspiration for Seed-to-Supper in NYS, and many thanks are owed to the generosity of the Oregon Food Bank for sharing their curriculum materials and allowing us to revise them for NYS!


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Chrys Gardener, CCE-Tompkins Commercial & Community Horticulture Educator

Contact Phone

(607) 272-2292 (Voicemail #241)

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The Public

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