Veggie Co-op

Veggie Co-op Registration 2016

The Veggie Co-op is a volunteer-run program managed by the Pierce Conservation District (PCD) through its program Harvest Pierce County that coordinates individuals to come together as a community to grow food on a farm scale on land provided by the Franklin Pierce School District on E 96th and Waller Road in Tacoma, WA. 

To Register For the 2016 Veggie Co-op Click Here.

 Registration is now full, but many people's schedules will change so please fill out the registration form to be added to our waitlist and we will contact you as spots open up. Please note that there is typically is a drop off in volunteers starting in July and so we will likely re-open registration at that time, first contacting those on the waitlist. 
Thank you.

Volunteers attend weekly work parties where they work, grow, and learn as a group, instead of stewarding rows individually as typical in most community gardens. The produce is divided 50/50 among emergency food sites and volunteers. Veggie Co-op is a free program and is open to all participants.

At Veggie Co-op there is a job for everyone! Do keep in mind this is a small-scale working farm and most jobs are rather physical. Proper lifting techniques are taught and encouraged. A typical work party includes a range of jobs that one may choose according to their ability. A typical work day may require you to seed trays, rake, shovel, hoe, dig, plant, weed, water, prune, or haul farm trimmings.

As a Veggie Co- op member you will:

  • Learn agricultural/farming/gardening skills
  •  Donate 50% of the food grown to food banks, meal sites, and other community organizations
  •  Receive a weekly, evenly divided share of the harvest
  • Work closely with a group of fellow volunteers and experience a whole growing season!

As a Veggie Co-op Member you will commit to:

  • Attending at least one work party a week (3 hours) Note: Participants are allowed to miss up to 5 weeks over the course of the season
  • Commit to the whole growing season (Late February-October)
  • Work with other participants in a communal environment.

Please contact Mason Durfee, Harvest Pierce County Program Specialist ( with any questions.