Events & Education
December 7Community Garden Roundtable & Potluck: Successes & Improvables Join fellow community gardeners of Pierce County for quarterly potlucks to share, learn, and connect. Tonight’s topic we will look back at what worked and what could be improved upon for Harvest Pierce County. Event is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about growing in community.Read More
February 16Seed Swap, Potluck, Story Share Every seed has a story – the land and climate that has shaped them, the hands that carried them from one place to the next, and the people’s lives they touched along the way. For Harvest Pierce County’s 6th annual Seed Swap, we are celebrating these stories and inviting folks from Pierce County share some of theirs. If you have a seed whose history you believe is story-worthy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (253)306-3457 to sign up for 5 minutes at the microphone. The eveni...Read More
Edible Garden Workshop Series
In partnership with Pierce County Public Works and Utilities, we have created a ‘Vegetable Gardening 101’ workshop series. A different class every month from March - October, this series will take you through the basics of getting started with growing some of your own food. Offered in various locations throughout Pierce County. Visit their website for the latest schedule.
Fruit Tree Education Series
Learn the basics of fruit tree care and maintenance in this 7 part series that runs from February-June. All classes are taught by knowledgeable instructors and local specialists. Participants can enroll in the full series for a comprehensive introduction to fruit tree care or choose to register for individual classes. WSU Master Gardeners are invited to take the full series to become Fruit Tree Specialists.
Topics include: winter pruning, pest & disease control, pollinators & espalier, fruit tree varieties and grafting.
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This is a service of the City of Tacoma to provide free workshops and resources to citizens to learn more of sustainability. Located adjacent to the Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center:
3510 S Mullen Street
Tacoma, WA 98418
Register for classes online.
WSU Extension Master Gardener Programs
Community Garden Specialist - WSU Master Gardeners go through an intense training in general horticultural knowledge and then volunteer as educators in the community. Now in Pierce County, there is an option within the Master Gardener program to be certified as a Community Garden Specialist.
The goal of the program is to equip community members with the skills and resources necessary to be able to support successful vegetable gardening in the community gardens. In addition to general horticultural knowledge, volunteers will be trained in knowledge specific to Community Garden - such as soils in urban areas, all aspects of vegetable growing, community outreach and leadership. If you have considered Master Gardener training but thought it would not be relevant to your gardening interests - this is for you! The following applications are due in the fall for a training period in January - March: