Jun 29

2018 Community Garden Harvest Tour

Posted on June 29, 2018 at 2:48 PM by Micaela Cooley

Harvest Pierce County's Bus Tour is back again this year!

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September 15th

This tour allows you to visit and explore some of Pierce County's own community gardens, learn more about what's growing and what's happening in the urban agriculture community around you. Get a chance to meet with local gardeners, get your hands dirty, and potentially adopt a plot of your own! Lunch will be also be included with the tour.

This year's tour will include the following gardens:
  • 40th Street Community Garden
  • Hosmer Community Garden
  • Blueberry Park and (brand new) Community Garden
  • Vietnamese Buddhist Temple Garden
  • Viet Huong Community Garden
  • McCarver Community Garden
The Tour costs $10 per person and proceeds will go towards supporting low-income neighborhood gardens.

Registration now open:

Jun 04

Gleaning The Bounty of Pierce County

Posted on June 4, 2018 at 11:23 AM by Allan Warren

KWAglean_print_photo credit jefferson mok
Sun warming your back as cool sweat drips down your outstretched arm. The apple tucked in the dampened light of the trees crown is hanging just beyond your grasp. Standing on the ladder from this perspective you can see it is ripened to perfection. You hear the chatter and laughter below as a group of harvesters collect the low hanging fruit. With a final stretch you grab it and pull it from the tree and harvest another apple into an already filled bag. This is gleaning at its finest.

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Mar 12

Edible Gardens Classes for 2018

Posted on March 12, 2018 at 11:01 AM by Allan Warren

Grace Elgar-Wood Franklin Community Garden
Grace Elgar-Wood enjoying ?the fruit trees Franklin Park Community Garden.

Harvest Pierce County, Pierce County Public Works and Franklin Pierce School District are coordinating to host the sixth year of the Edible GardensWorkshop Series. With eight different workshop topics taught in five different locations, you’ll surely be able to find one that suits your goals for this growing season. Want to learn how to grow an amazing garden all in containers? Curious about a pesky bug that’s been eating your vegetables? Take a peak at one of the free Edible Gardens classes near you and chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for. Classes are all designed specifically for Pierce County’s unique garden growing assets and are the perfect boost to seasoned and new gardeners alike.

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