The community gardens and orchards in Pierce County are managed and maintained by dedicated groups of volunteer gardeners. Harvest Pierce County works to connect community members with these volunteer groups. If you are interested in joining a community garden, browse this map of community gardens in Pierce County to find a community garden near you. Please note that we are working on updating our community garden map for the 2023 season, the map below is our most up to date version available prior to us releasing our newest version, coming soon.
Harvest Pierce County is delighted to support a variety of communities to create open green spaces. Whether a community garden is on public or private property, Tacoma city limits or greater Pierce County, we are here to help facilitate and support this development in a variety of ways.
In order to be an official community garden, we do have some base requirements:
Harvest Pierce County completes a site visit
That six or more individuals are committed to the development and building stage of the garden
This group go through a process of developing a "Garden Charter" which outlines the organizational structure and vision of the garden. Harvest Pierce County is here to facilitate those meetings.
If you are seriously considering starting a community garden or food project, we recommend that you download both the "Tool Kit" which has many tips from outreach to recommended building materials along with the "Questions for Starting a Community Garden" found under the helpful documents section. Then please give our office a call to schedule an initial meeting and site visit. email@example.com (253) 845-9770
*Please note that our "Tool Kit" document has some out of date information which we are working on updating, in the meantime it still has a ton of useful and pertinent information for those interested in community gardens.