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!
Pierce Conservation District is closely tracking the risks associated with COVID-19 and is following the recommendations of the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to reduce the risk of exposure to our staff and program participants. If you are a person that is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 (fever; cough; shortness of breath); 60-years or older; someone with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes; someone with a weakened immune system; or pregnant, we ask that you do not attend our workshops or events. If you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, you will be asked to leave. If you are in a high risk category listed above, and you choose to attend one of our workshops or events, you do so at your own risk.
|Sumner (SUM)||Sumner Library||1116 Fryar Ave||6pm-8pm|
|Parkland (PAR)||Parkland Library||13718 Pacific Ave S||6pm-8pm|
|Graham (GRA)||Graham Library||9202 224th St E||6pm-8pm|
|Tacoma (TAC)||Metro Parks Tacoma||4702 S 19th St||10am-12pm|
Start your vegetables from seed! Save money, impress your friends and grow plants you won’t find at the nursery.
|CANCELLED: March 18||Wednesday||GRA-|
|CANCELLED: March 21||Saturday||TAC|
Learn about perennial food production with tips for planting and maintaining fruit and nut trees and shrubs.
|CANCELLED: March 12||Thursday||PAR|
Prepare your garden soil for planting vegetables with a variety of soil amendments available in Pierce County.
Learn what grows well in the Pacific Northwest, how to water, tips for weeding and more.
|CANCELLED: April 15||Wednesday||GRA|
Tackle problems in the garden with safe remedies, specific for gardening in western Washington.
|CANCELLED: April 21||Wednesday||SUM|
Learn how to use your garden’s organic waste to improve your soil, and prepare your garden for winter.
Plant now to harvest fresh food this fall and winter! Learn when to plant and how to care for plants over the winter.
Just a balcony to work with? No problem! Learn how to grow food in containers of all sizes.
|CANCELLED: April 7||Tuesday||SUM|
|CANCELLED: April 9||Thursday||PAR|
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.
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.
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.
Fill in your contact information and enter stamped passport into the drawing using one of three options: