Seeds to Starts Workshop

We have scheduled our outdoor Seeds to Starts workshop for fall 2021.  This will be our first event at our new home base at  The Training Kitchen. 

What is Seeds to Starts?

In this two part workshop, we start many of the vegetables and herbs that we will plant in our gardens during our Dig-ins. Join us for one or both parts to learn how to start growing your own vegetables from seed. You’ll also be helping us help Austinites have better access to nutritious, affordable food. At these hands-on workshops, participants learn how to prepare soil for seeds, how to plant seeds, and how to transfer seedlings into starter pots. GCP uses the starter plants produced in these workshops in our gardens and you’ll be able to take some home for your own garden.

In Part 1, we’ll start our seeds in flats and trays and in Part 2,  we’ll bump them to individual 4 inch pots. Note that the two workshops are independent – you can attend either one individually, or if you like, both. No gardening experience is needed — just dress appropriately for the weather and bring a water bottle and gloves.

2021 Fall Seeds to Starts workshop dates and registration:

  • Seeds to Starts Part 1 Saturday, July 31,  8:30 – noon  – workshop complete
  • Seeds to Starts Part 2 Saturday, August 21,  8:30 – noon – workshop complete

Covid-19 precautions:

Concerns about Covid in the Austin area have increased because of rising infections and hospitalizations, primarily among unvaccinated individuals. Green Corn Project’s guidelines for volunteer activities are based on the City of Austin’s recommended practices for Stage 5.

  • Fully vaccinated individuals should wear a mask when participating in indoor private gatherings, and they should wear a mask for outdoor gatherings, if they are unable to socially distance.
  • Partially or unvaccinated individuals should not volunteer for Green Corn Project activities at this time. The City of Austin has advised that partially or unvaccinated individuals should avoid private gatherings unless they are essential. Our gardening projects, while important, are not essential.

What to do on the Seeds to Starts Workshop day

Please be sure to check your e-mail both the night before and the morning of the workshop as it is possible that we may need to reschedule because of weather or other reasons. For the workshop, be prepared to be outside and bring water and protection from the weather. Also, although the workshops are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon, we are sometimes finished by 11.

We will meet at 1901 Matthews Lane in Southwest Austin.  Look for the Green Corn Project sign on the tall chainlink fence. This is where you enter the property. You can park on the side streets in the surrounding neighborhood.