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!

Online Classes -Now available!

Classes will be offered ONLINEPlease see below for details and be sure to register for the class. Zoom links will be sent via email closer to class dates/times. 

Location and Class Times

City Location Address Time
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
Streaming* TBD TBD TBD

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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May 5TuesdayONLINE @ 6pmClick Here for the recording


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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May 16SaturdayONLINE @ 10amClick Here for the Zoom recording
October 6TuesdayONLINE @ 6pm

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 18SaturdayONLINE @ 10amClick here for the Zoom recording
June 11ThursdayONLINE @ 6pm

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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May 14ThursdayONLINE @ 6pmClick Here for the Zoom recording
June 20SaturdayONLINE @ 10am
July 7TuesdayONLINE @ 6pm


Bugs, Diseases, & Non-Toxic Alternatives

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

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April 21WednesdayONLINE @ 6pmClick Here for the zoom recording
CANCELLED:June 17WednesdayONINE @ 6pm
CANCELLED:July 9ThursdayONLINE @ 6pm
September 19SaturdayONLINE @ 10am


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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September 1TuesdaySUM
CANCELLED: September 16WednesdayGRA
CANCELLED: October 8ThursdayPAR
October 17SaturdayONLINE @ 10am

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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June 2TuesdayONLINE @ 6pm

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CANCELLED July 18SaturdayONLINE @ 12pm
September 10ThursdayONLINE @  6pm

Container Gardening

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

May 20WednesdayONLINE @ 6pmClick here for the zoom recording

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.


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.

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