Seeds to Starts Workshop

Our 2022 fall Seeds to Starts workshops are complete. Thanks to all of those that participated – our plants are doing great and are ready to find homes in our fall gardens. There are photos from the event below and if you’d like to learn more about starting your own vegetables, you can read our Seed Starting Guide.

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 to 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.

2022 Fall Seeds to Starts workshop dates and registration:

  • Seeds to Starts Part 1 Saturday, July 30,  8:45 – noon – workshop complete
  • Seeds to Starts Part 2 Saturday, August 20,  8:45 – noon (new date) – workshop complete

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 9:00 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.

Here are a few photos from our 2022 fall Seeds to Starts Workshop (click for more GCP photos):