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. 

Classes will be offered either in person, virtually via zoom, or as a hybrid (both in person and online). Please pay close attention when registering to make sure you are registering for the version you prefer. See below for details and the registration link. You will receive a confirmation email once you register, and if appropriate, you will receive Zoom links 2-3 business days ahead of the class.

In person classes are either the WSU Research and Extension Center in Puyallup or the Fruitland Grange:

WSU Puyallup Extension: Allmendinger Center, 2606 W. Pioneer, Puyallup

Fruitland Grange: 11102 86th Ave E, Puyallup

Hybrid and in person classes will occur on Saturday mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific time. Zoom only classes will occur Tuesday evenings from 6:00PM - 7:30PM. For any questions please contact Kristen McIvor at KristenM@piercecd.org or 253-363-1846

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

Reserve your spot and Register Here

2023 Schedule

Day                
Class
Location    
Recording        

Saturday

February 25th

10am - 12pm





Fruit Trees in the Garden - Hybrid in person and zoom

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

WSU Puyallup and on Zoom


not yet available

Saturday 

March 11th 10am - 12pm

Seed Starting and Garden planning - Hybrid in person and zoom

Come learn the basics of how to plan your garden and start from seed.
WSU Puyallup and on Zoom
not yet available
Saturday 
March 25th
10am - 12pm

Container Gardening - in person only

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

n/a
Tuesday
March 28
6 - 730pm

Container Gardening - Zoom only


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

not yet available
Saturday
April 8th
10am - 12pm


Your Garden Soil - in person only

Come learn about the complexities of your garden soil and how to best work with it to achieve a productive garden
Fruitland Grange
n/a
Tuesday
April 11th
6-730pm

Your Garden Soil - zoom only

Come learn about the complexities of your garden soil and how to best work with it to achieve a productive garden
Virtual via zoom
not yet available
Saturday 
April 22nd
10am - 12pm

Planting and Maintaining a Summer Veggie Garden - Hybrid in person and zoom

We'll discuss all the things to think about to get crops in the ground and plan for a successful harvest

Fruitland Grange

not yet available
    Saturday          May 6th
10am - 2pm

HPC Spring Garden Summit

Join us for a fun, interactive event focused on food, the environment, and community.  For more information and to register please click here:  Register here

Lincoln High School

701 S. 37th St
Tacoma, WA 98418
n/a
Saturday 
May 20th
10am - 12pm

Garden Bugs - in person only

Learn to understand and work with all the critters you'll meet in your vegetable garden
WSU Puyallup
n/a
Tuesday
May 23rd
6-730pm

Garden Bugs - zoom only

Always wanted to save your own seed? It's not as hard as you think. Come learn the basics of saving seed from year to year. 
not yet available
Saturday 
June 3rd
10am - 12pm

Fall and Winter Gardening - in person only

Plant now to have a productive garden this fall and winter
Fruitland Grange n/a
Tuesday
June 6th
6-730pm

Fall and Winter Gardening - zoom only

Plant now to have a productive garden this fall and winter


Virtual via zoom not yet available
Saturday 
September 16th
10am - 12pm

Composting - in person only


Learn to turn all that garden debris into a healthy and productive soil amendment
WSU Puyallup n/a

Tuesday 

September 19th
6-7:30pm

Composting - zoom only

Plant now to harvest fresh food this fall and winter! Learn when to plant and how to care for plants over the winter.
Virtual via zoom not yet available
Saturday 
September 30th
10am - 12pm

Seed Saving - Hybrid in person and via Zoom

Always wanted to save your own seed? It's not as hard as you think. Come learn the basics of saving seed from year to year.
WSU Puyallup and Virtual via zoom not yet available
Saturday 
October 14th
10am - 12pm

Putting the Garden to Bed - in person only

Learn how to prepare your yard for winter! 


WSU Puyallup n/a
Tuesday
October 17th
6-730pm

Putting the Garden to Bed - zoom only

Learn how to prepare your yard for winter! 
Virtual via zoom not yet available

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