The Dinner Garden: Free Seeds, Tips & Tools

By Holly & Sean Hirshberg
Dinner Garden

End Hunger through Gardening!

The Dinner Garden is working to end hunger in the United States through home and community gardening. We are striving to create one garden for every six Americans.

You can grow your own food!

Are you new to gardening? Are you concerned you won’t be able to garden or can’t afford it? Remember, people were growing their own food long before gardening stores were invented! Human civilization began because people started gardening instead of foraging for food. They had seeds, dirt, and water. So if you have dirt and water, we’ll provide the seeds!

Those gardening catalogs and stores are lovely, and there are definitely products that make gardening easier and plants grow faster. BUT, you don’t need those products to grow enough food for your family.

We have gardeners who plant in their front and back yards. We also have gardeners who have no yards and who grow veggies in every available window in their house or in pots on their patios.

Don’t be tricked into thinking you are not a gardener. We are all gardeners. Anyone can grow their own food. The seeds do all the work!

We have advice and tips on our website to help you be successful. Read our Dinner Garden Planting Guide for information on summer and winter crops, seed planting depths, plant spacing, and germination temperatures. We have a new page devoted to seed saving. Our partner, World Food Garden has a wealth of information on gardening, such as what plants grow in your area and when you should plant your seeds. They have free gardening mentors to offer advice. You can always email as at with any questions you have!

Our Mission to End Hunger

The Dinner Garden provides seeds, gardening supplies, and gardening advice free of charge to all people in the United States of America. We assist those in need in establishing food security for their families. Our goal is for people to plant home, neighborhood, and container gardens so they can use the vegetables they grow for food and income.

Since beginning our mission in early 2009, we have provided seeds to over 48,000 families and over 120 community gardens! We have reached into all 50 states, from Maine to Hawaii and Texas to Alaska! Our volunteers and partners are hard at work, packaging and delivering seeds in many of these states. We have received donations from all over the country from individuals. We have also received seeds, gardening supplies, and cash donations from numerous companies. Check them out on our Friends of the Dinner Garden Page. Needless to say, we are overjoyed by the requests for seeds, the donations, and the volunteer outpouring we have seen in these few short months.

We are also very pleased to have been featured in several news articles. The Dinner Garden has even made it to television! Check it out here!

We are always in need of donations to support our cause! We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, so your donations are tax deductible. DONATE to The Dinner Garden!

8 responses to “The Dinner Garden: Free Seeds, Tips & Tools

  1. What a fantastic initiative! We need an equivalent program here in Australia, and everywhere. We have here a seed savers network that supports local seed network groups who share knowledge and ideas as well as seeds and other planting material.

  2. Wow! I had no idea this existed. After all the news yesterday re: Gulf oil spreading, miners in Kentucky trapped again, fda cracking down a Amish farmer in PA., I needed a slice of feel good. This did it! Thanks!!!

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  4. I keep seeing references to but the site is expired. Is there a new sit?

  5. How can i get some seeds.. ??

  6. I would like to get some free seeds. Tomatoes .. peppers .. green beans maybe ..

  7. How do I get more information on this program? My email was undeliverable

  8. Hello I would love to have some seeds to start a garden. My address is 327 Golden rd east, Tifton, Ga 31794
    I love planting but don’t have the funds a lot of time we give out on food. I feel that a garden will help us not to give out of food I have a family of 8 three adult rest kids who love vegetables. Also this can be a good family activity

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