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

Child at the seed table

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.

Our 2023 Seed Swap was a major success thanks to our speaker Emily Tzeng from Local Color Farm and Fiber, Gillian Locascio-Drutis from Dancing Sprouts Farm who held demonstrations in seed cleaning, Yeastside Bakery who provided us with a delicious spread of bagels and donuts, and, of course, YOU our beloved community. We look forward to hosting our next Seed Swap in 2024.

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 in February

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 Summit

Spring Garden Summit StickerIf spring has you eager to start gardening, join Harvest Pierce County for our annual Spring Garden Summit (formerly known as the Spring Summit). The Spring Garden Summit 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. 

This year our 2023 Spring Garden Summit will be held on Saturday May 6th in Tacoma at Lincoln High School from 10 am to 2 pm. Registration is required for this event, deadline to register is end of day on April 28th. So, please take a moment and REGISTER HERE. This year we will be showing a prerecorded keynote from Soul Fire Farm titled, Uprooting Racism, Seeding Sovereignty followed by an opportunity to discuss the keynotes themes in appropriate groups, or you can choose to attend one of our many classes or demonstrations (examples include Worm Composting, Soil Blocking, Espalier Tree Training, etc.). A light lunch will be provided, and there will be plenty of resources and giveaways to be had as well. 

More details to come as the date approaches, so be on the lookout for additional information. We hope to see you there!

  • Occurs annually in May