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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Dec 11

Veggie Co-op Season Recap

Posted on December 11, 2017 at 3:38 PM by Allan Warren

Coop Members This was an amazing year for our Veggie Co-op program! Our co-op members worked through the wettest spring on record and then some of the hottest summer days we’ve seen. It was a season to remember and all that hard work paid off with incredible veggies going straight to the Franklin Pierce School District

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