Public Food Gardening Classes

SFC no longer offers for-fee gardening classes to the general public. See the list below of other organizations in Central Texas who offer a wide variety of gardening classes to help you get started in growing a garden of your own.

Gardening Classes in Central Texas:

Austin Community College

The Natural Gardener

  • Free one-hour workshops on organic vegetable gardening and more.

The Great Outdoors Nursery

  • Various gardening classes

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

  • Classes in backyard gardening, native plants, food preservation, beekeeping, chicken keeping.

Austin Permaculture Guild

  • Teaches and practices permaculture design principles

Brite Ideas

  • Introductory aquaponic and hydroponic gardening workshops

Four String Farm

  • Seasonal intro to gardening classes

Green Corn Project

  • Dig-In Leadership Trainings and Seed to Start workshops

Green Gate Farms

  • Adult and children's classes ranging from cooking to gardening to chicken and rabbit and beekeeping. Week-long farm camp for kids.

Grow Green Austin

  • Low-maintenance tips for growing gardens. Also runs classes through other venues, like Zilker Botanical Garden.

La Flaca

  • 30-minute, hands-on workshops on topics like starting seeds, plant propagation, building soil, herb gardening, and growing edible flowers.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

  • Limited seasonal classes focusing on native plants, rain harvesting, and landscaping.

Lifetime Learning Institute

  • Occasional gardening courses, depending on the season.

Seedlings Gardening

  • Various classes

Tillery Street Plant Company

  • Traditional vegetable gardening classes along with classes like Medicinal Herb Growing, Mushrooms for your Garden, and more.

Travis County Master Gardener Association

  • Training program covering vegetable gardening, home fruit production, garden flowers, and water conservation and more.

UT Microfarm and Community Concho Garden

  • Occasional free gardening classes and workshops led by volunteers

Williamson County and Cities Health District

  • Various gardening classes

Zilker Botanical Garden

  • Classes like Easy Composting with Worms, Growing Green in Austin, Hello Invasive Species, Goodbye Texas Natives.