Seeds to Starts Workshops

Our 2024 spring Seeds to Starts (STS) workshops are complete. Thanks to all of you that participated and helped us start over 600 veggies herbs that are now planted out in our recipient’s gardens around town. Our fall workshops will begin this summer so check back for those dates.

What is Seeds to Starts?

In these workshops, we’ll start many of the vegetables and herbs that we’ll plant in our gardens during our Dig-ins, and you’ll be able to take some home. Join us for one or more of the workshops where you can help us help Austinites have better access to nutritious, affordable food while learning how to start growing your own vegetables from seed. Participants will learn how to prepare soil for seeds, how to plant seeds, and how to transfer seedlings into starter pots. No gardening experience is needed.

Workshop Description and Registration:

Fall Seeds to Starts workshop dates will be posted in early summer.

  • Workshop 1Complete – Saturday January 13th, 9:00 to noon – we’ll start seeds in trays and flats; we’ll also be running a Compost Workshop.
  • Workshop 2Complete – Saturday February 3rd, 9:00 to noon – we’ll bump the starts from the 1st workshop to individual pots and start additional seeds in flats and trays.
  • Workshop 3Complete – Saturday February 24th, 9:00 to noon – we’ll bump the starts from the 2nd workshop to individual pots.

Splitting the workshops up this way allows us to have transplants ready to go in the ground throughout our 5+ weeks of Dig-ins.

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. dress appropriately for the weather and bring water and gloves if you use them (we’ll have some gloves available.)

The workshops will be held at 1901 Matthews Lane in South Austin.  Look for the bright blue and yellow house with a Green Corn Project banner on the tall chain link fence to the left. This is where you enter the property. You can park on the side streets in the surrounding neighborhood but be mindful of driveways and mailboxes.

Here are a few photos from recent Workshops (click for more GCP photos):