Events & Education

  1. March 24

    Fruit Tree Education Series: Pollinators Pollination is crucial for getting a abundant harvest. Learn about pollinator allies and how to promote them in your home orchard.
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  2. March 24

    Gardener Orientation Event (North Tacoma) Are you new to community gardening in Pierce County? Are you a seasoned gardener, but have questions about Harvest Pierce County? Tonight's event will focus on any and all questions about the 2018 season and beyond. We will be handing out tool-kits and taking feedback for what folks would like to see from Harvest Pierce County programming. We will also be doing a raffle! Dinner will be included. If you would like to bring anything to share, you are more than welcome to!
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  3. March 28

    Edible Gardens Workshop Series: Garden Soil 101 Happy healthy soil is about balance and is teeming with micro-organisms. Learn how to build your soil for a truly successful garden for years to come.
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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. The first class in the fruit tree series is also the first class in the edible gardens series. WSU Master Gardeners are invited to take the full series to become Fruit Tree Specialists.

Topics Include: winter & summer pruning, pest & disease control, pollinators, espalier and grafting. 

Click here for dates and registration details


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: