1. Upcoming Events
  1. Sat, February 6

    It’s the Dead of Winter, how do YOUR Livestock Paddocks Look? It’s the middle of winter when mud can be at its worst on livestock properties here in western Washington. That is not the case at Sandra Boe’s Changing Rein Equine Assisted Therapies Center where the horses live in mud-free winter paddocks made possible by grading a 1-2% slope away from the barn, installing gravel over geotextile fabric to prevent the gravel from mixing with the soil below, and by installing gutters on the barn to route the clean roof water away from the paddocks and to keep th…
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  2. Mon, February 8

    Fruit Tree Education Series: Intro to Fruit Trees Harvest Pierce County, a program of the Pierce Conservation District, is announcing the fourth year of our Fruit Tree Education Series focused on organic fruit tree care and designed for beginners. Topics include grafting, pruning, and turning an orchard into a food forest. All classes are taught by knowledgeable arborists and local specialists and feature follow-up Work and Learn Parties to put participant’s new skills into practice. Participants can enroll in the full series for a comprehensiv…
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  3. Sat, February 13

    Fruit Tree Education Series: Winter Pruning Harvest Pierce County, a program of the Pierce Conservation District, is announcing the fourth year of our Fruit Tree Education Series focused on organic fruit tree care and designed for beginners. Topics include grafting, pruning, and turning an orchard into a food forest. All classes are taught by knowledgeable arborists and local specialists and feature follow-up Work and Learn Parties to put participant’s new skills into practice. Participants can enroll in the full series for a comprehensiv…
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  1. Thu, February 18

    Annual Seed Swap, Story Share, & Potluck Every seed has a story – the land and climate that has shaped them, the hands that carried them from one place to the next, and the people’s lives they touched along the way. For Harvest Pierce County’s 6th annual Seed Swap, we are celebrating these stories and inviting folks from Pierce County share some of theirs. If you have a seed whose history you believe is story-worthy, please email micaelac@piercecountycd.org or call (253)306-3457 to sign up for 5 minutes at the microphone. The eveni…
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  2. Tue, February 23

    When the Poo hits the Ground! This workshop is a prerequisite to qualify* for 2016's "Manure Amnesty" day and/or the "Build your own Bin" workshop with free materials supplied. In this workshop you will learn: - What nutrients does your land need? - What nutrients are in your manure? - Calculate your annual manure amounts and figure out the size of required storage - How much manure would your land benefit from and what do you do if you have too much manure for your amount of land? - Do's and don't s when composting ma…
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  3. Thu, February 25

    Farm to Table Trade Workshop Here is your chance to meet and network with farmers and purchasers! This is a dynamic event focused on making connections, sourcing products, and discovering new market opportunities for Pierce County.
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