Free Events & Workshops

Pierce Conservation District offers numerous workshops throughout the year on wide ranging topics that can help improve your property and impact conservation efforts throughout Pierce County. You can browse some of our workshops by category below or visit our general calendar to see a full list of upcoming events, workshops, and volunteer opportunities.

Group Workshops
If you or your group or business would like to request a workshop, your Pierce Conservation District technicians are here to help with several great topics up our sleeves. From buffers to electric fencing to fertilizer applications to manure, mud, pasture management and more. Workshops are a great way to generate interest and conversation and get people to come through your business’ door

Did-You-Know4
  1. Farm Workshops
  2. Water Quality Workshops
  3. Harvest Pierce County Workshops
  4. Habitat Improvement Workshops
  1. January 27

    Closing the Loop: Bioenergy & Sustainable Farming Open House Impact Bioenergy and the Rural Energy Development for Washington Program invite you to attend a “Closing the Loop” event on January 27, 2020, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Matsuda Farm and Vashon Bioenergy Farm at Island Spring Organics tofu factory, on Vashon Island. The open house event will feature Island Spring Organics’ new anaerobic digester, which processes organic food “waste” into organic biofertilizer (“REDEW”) and ultra-low carbon organic renewable natural gas (“ORNG”) for clean fuel and e...
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  2. February 27

    ON-FARM COMPOST SHORT COURSE (Feb 27) - Part 1 This two-day short course will focus on increasing your knowledge and skills around on-farm composting. The course will include hands-on exercises in compost recipe formulation, feedstock assessment, and construction of aerobic and properly wetted compost piles. End use of compost products to improve production and soil health on-farm and best practices to protect water quality will also be included. Representatives from Washington Department of Ecology and Department of Agriculture will be pres...
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  3. March 5

    ON-FARM COMPOST SHORT COURSE (March 5) - Part 2 This two-day (Feb. 27th and March 5th) short course will focus on increasing your knowledge and skills around on-farm composting. The course will include hands-on exercises in compost recipe formulation, feedstock assessment, and construction of aerobic and properly wetted compost piles. End use of compost products to improve production and soil health on-farm and best practices to protect water quality will also be included. Representatives from Washington Department of Ecology and Department o...
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