Edible Gardens Workshop Series

Explore the basics of successful vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest—from seed to table. Classes are taught by educators from Harvest Pierce County (a program of the Pierce Conservation District) and Pierce County Planning and Public Works. 

All classes are FREE. Be sure to register to reserve your spot!

2021 Online Classes 

Classes will be offered ONLINEPlease see below for details and be sure to register for the class. Zoom links will be sent via a confirmation email after you register for your class.

Each class will occur on a Saturday morning from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Pacific time beginning March 20, 2021 through July 17,2021.


Fruit Trees in the Pacific Northwest

Learn about perennial food production with tips for planting and maintaining fruit and nut trees and shrubs.

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March 20thSaturday10:00 AM Pacific Time

Garden Planning & Seed Starting

Start your vegetables from seed! Save money, impress your friends and grow plants you won’t find at the nursery.

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March 27thSaturday10:00 AM Pacific 

Handouts

Garden Soil 101

Prepare your garden soil for planting vegetables with a variety of soil amendments available in Pierce County.

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April 3rd Saturday10:00 AM Pacific 

Handouts

Your Summer Garden: Planting, Watering Weeding

Learn what grows well in the Pacific Northwest, how to water, tips for weeding and more.

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April 10thSaturday10:00 AM Pacific

Handouts

Bugs, Diseases, & Non-Toxic Alternatives

Tackle problems in the garden with safe remedies, specific for gardening in western Washington.

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April 17thSaturday10:00 AM Pacific

Handouts

Container Gardening

Just a balcony to work with? No problem! Learn how to grow food in containers of all sizes.

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April 24thSaturday10:00 AM Pacific

Fall & Winter Gardening

Plant now to harvest fresh food this fall and winter! Learn when to plant and how to care for plants over the winter.

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July 10thSaturday10:00 AM Pacific

Composting Basics and Putting your Garden to Bed

Learn how to use your garden’s organic waste to improve your soil, and prepare your garden for winter.

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July 17thSaturday10:00 AM Pacific 

Good to Grow Passport

At your first Edible Gardens class you’ll be given Passport along with a schedule of all Edible Gardens classes throughout the year. Each class attended will get you 1 stamp and therefore 1 entry for the Grand Prize! Bring your passport to each workshop you attend and retrieve a stamp at the end of the class. The more classes you come to, the more stamps you earn, and the higher your chance at a prize.

Prizes

Automatic: If you collect all 8 stamps, you automatically win a Harvest Pierce County tote with goodies and you will have 8 entries for the Grand Prize.

Grand Prizes: THREE Grand Prize winners will be chosen, each winner can choose between the following prizes: food waste composting starter kit with 1lb of worms and instructions, one box of food from the FP Farm Co-op, or a salad basket starter kit with a planter, Tagro potting soil, and seeds.

Rules

One Grand Prize per person. Stamps must be obtained in class, at a time of the class, one per person and match master key. Entry may not be duplicated. Separate rules for Spanish Radio Podcast listeners, see https://vradiouniversal.com/ for live radio entry.

How to Enter 

Fill in your contact information and enter stamped passport into the drawing using one of three options:

  • Take a photo of your passport and email it to info@harvestpiercecounty.org
  • Turn it in to the instructor at a workshop
  • Mail it to: Pierce Conservation District Attn: Edible Gardens, PO Box 1057, Puyallup, WA 98371