Events & Education
October 23AbunDance - Volunteer Appreciation Join us for our yearly celebration of Harvest Pierce County volunteers who make the work of creating a community of abundance possible! The tremendous work of gleaners and gardeners harvesting and growing food for neighbors in need, the dedicated community leaders who organize the 80 gardens in the county, the hours and hours of time spent building and tending these sites is truly inspiring. We hope that you let us thank you properly with a good old fashioned barn party! We will be providing…Read More
November 1Edible Garden Series - Puyallup Explore the basics of successful vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest—from seed to table. Classes are taught by educators from Pierce County Public Works and Harvest Pierce County (a program of the Pierce Conservation District).Read More
November 9Edible Garden Series - Lakewood Explore the basics of successful vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest—from seed to table. Classes are taught by educators from Pierce County Public Works and Harvest Pierce County (a program of the Pierce Conservation District).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.
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: