Education

We host and partner with other organizations to support educational opportunities that empower local residents with the skills and confidence to grow their own food. Please see the calendar to register and for more details. 

Edible Garden Series

Explore the basics of successful fruit and vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest – from seed to table. A new class every month from February-November, this 101 intro series will take you through the basics of getting started with growing some of your own food. Offered in various locations throughout the county. Classes are taught by educators from Pierce County Public Works and Utilities and Harvest Pierce County.

All classes are FREE but registration is required.

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

Further Learning opportunities
Envirohouse

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.

Gallucci Learning Garden
The Gallucci Learning Garden is a demonstration garden in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma that is designed as a space for the community to come together, share, and learn. Whether you have lots to teach, lots to learn, or both - you are welcome to come join in. We have regular work parties, workshops and fun community events. 
Visit them 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 to equip students with community and horticulture knowledge.