Grow a Garden– seeds, seedlings & know-how
The application period for Grow a Garden has closed for 2017. Click here for a reminder when applications open for 2018!
Formerly known as the Seeds & Transplants Program (read about program changes here), DUG’s Grow a Garden ensures that in-need individuals, families, seniors and groups have access to the necessary seeds, seedlings and education to grow a successful, productive vegetable garden thereby improving local food security for program participants.
How does it work?
- Participants apply to the program using an online application during the January application period. Participants may also go to a distribution center to fill out the online application if they need Internet access or additional assistance. You can find a list and map of our distribution centers here.
- Individuals and families select up to 10 seed packets and 5 two-packs of seedlings and can attend a gardening workshop. Groups can select up to 20 seed packets and 18 two-packs of seedlings and can attend a gardening workshop. Click here to learn more about the seeds, seedlings and learning opportunities available through this program.
- Individuals, families and groups will receive their seeds and seedlings and attend a workshop at the distribution center of their choice. Seeds are available for pick-up in March and seedlings in May. Distribution centers will host a gardening workshop during seed distribution for participants to attend. Additionally, DUG offers a series of gardening workshops throughout the year at no additional cost to Grow a Garden participants.