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 will be offered in person, in either an indoor classroom or outdoor with a demonstration.  Indoor classes will have a virtual zoom option, outdoor demonstration classes will not. Please pay close attention when registering to make sure you are registering for the version you prefer.  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.

Indoor classroom options are located at the WSU Research and Extension Center in Puyallup 

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

A map to the WSU facility with detailed information about parking is located here

Outdoor Demonstration classes are either located at the Victoria Room (Master Gardener Demo Garden, across the street from the WSU Research and Extension Center) or at two different Tacoma sites. More detailed location information will be sent in a confirmation email. 

Most classes are Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific time, with some of the demonstration classes being from 1pm - 3pm.  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! 

If you are unable to attend a class in person, click here to visit our YouTube Channel and watch previous versions of zoom classes.

Reserve your spot and Register Here

2024 Schedule

Day                
Class
Location    

Saturday February 10 10am - 12pm

Garden Planning

Come create a plan for a successful vegetable garden.

Indoor - WSU Puyallup with zoom option


Saturday Feburary 24th 10am - 12pm

Seed Starting 

Start your vegetables from seed! Save money and grow plants you won’t find at the nursery.
Outdoor - WSU Victoria Room
Saturday 
March 9th
10am - 12pm

Garden Soil

Learn how the soil ecosystem works and how to prepare for planting.
Indoor - WSU Puyallup with zoom option

Saturday 
March 23rd
10am - 12pm

Growing in Containers 

Learn best size, soil and plant types for growing in containers.
Indoor - WSU Puyallup with zoom option

Saturday
April 13th
10am - 12pm

Your Summer Garden

Learn the basics about planting, weeding, and watering your summer vegetable garden.
Indoor - WSU Puyallup with zoom option

Saturday
April 20th
10am - 12pm

Garden Bugs

Prevent and tackle problems in the garden with safe remedies, specific for vegetable gardening in Western Washington. 
Indoor - WSU Puyallup with zoom option

Saturday 
May 4th
10am - 12pm

Fall and winter Gardening

Learn best practices to plant in the summer and how to care of plants over the fall and winter

Indoor - WSU Puyallup with zoom option


       Saturday          May 18th
10am - 2pm

HPC Spring Garden Summit

Come hear engaging speakers share about how to grow food and support the creation of a healthy food system for all

TBD
    Saturday 
 June 8th
10am - 2pm

Preserving the Harvest

Enjoy your summer abundance throughout the year! Learn the basics of freezing, dehydrating and canning.
Indoor - WSU Puyallup with zoom option

Saturday 
August 10th
10am - 12pm

Fruit Trees

Learn about perennial food production with tips for planting and maintaining fruit trees and shrubs
Gallucci Learning Garden (Tacoma)
Saturday 
August 24th
10am - 12pm

Harvesting and Storing Crops

Get the most out of your garden by learning best practices for harvesting and storage.
Colibri Farms (Tacoma)
Saturday 
September 14th
1pm - 3pm

Composting Basics - in person only

Unearth the foundations for successful at-home composting
Outdoor - WSU Victoria Room
Saturday 
September 28th
10am - 12pm

Seed Saving

Come learn the basics of saving seed from year to year
Colibri Farm (Tacoma)
Saturday 
October 5th
1pm - 3pm

Putting the Garden to Bed

Tips and techniques for winter that will enrich your soil and ease springtime planting.
Outdoor - WSU Victoria Room

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