In our commitment to gather together as a community and share our passion for growing, sharing, and harvesting food, we host a number of annual events for the Pierce County community at large.  Please see the calendar to register and for more details. 

Seed Swap, Potluck, & Story Share

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Plants and people have a special relationship through time, and seeds symbolize the stories of that relationship.

At our Seed Swap, people bring seeds for the seed table and family dishes for the potluck. Then, we share stories and memories about seeds and/or plants that have been passed down in our families for generations.

This year our 2023 Seed Swap will be held on Sunday February 12th in Puyallup at the Pioneer Park Pavilion from 12 pm - 3 pm. 

If you plan on attending please take a moment to REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE. We'll be providing more details as the date approaches, so be on the lookout for additional information. We hope to see you there!

  • Occurs Annually February or March

TET New Year: A Celebration of Spring

The Lunar New Year celebrates the tetcoming spring, from rain showers to spring flowers and everything in between! Come celebrate the beginning of the new season with the Vietnamese American Community Association, the Vietnamese Senior Association of Olympia & Vicinity, the Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (#LIASE), and Harvest Pierce County.  

  • Occurs annually, mid-February

Spring Garden Festival

2016_2_HPC_GardenSummit-12If spring has you eager to start gardening, join Harvest Pierce County for our annual Spring Garden Festival (formerly known as the Spring Summit). The Spring Garden Festival is held as part of our Edible Gardens Workshop Series which is a gardening workshop series that we hold in conjunction with our  collaborators, Pierce County Planning and Public Works (PPW).

We draw upon local talent and knowledge throughout Pierce County for the wide breadth of community offerings, demonstrations, and talks available during this event. Come learn gardening techniques, fruit tree education, and build community development skills and interdependence. 

The event includes a free lunch as well as many giveaways including plant starts, seeds, and much more.

  • Occurs annually in May