Free plant starts will be available April 16th-June 17th!
This is in partnership with the Emergency Food Network (EFN)'s Grow Your Food Program, as a part of their mission to supply Pierce County with consistent, diverse, and nutritious food.
We invite people receiving plant starts to check out Seed, Sow, Share, a program dedicated to supporting beginner and expert gardeners alike to grow food from seed to plate, and back to seed again.
Four wonderful community gardens who participate in our Share the Harvest Program volunteered to be public pick up locations for the plants - as seen in the map below.:
Please remember to observe social distancing guidelines when picking up starts. Even though the pickups are outdoors, please wear a mask and stay at least 6 feet apart to make sure everyone stays safe. Wash hands before and after handling trays, tables, or communal items.
Starts are available on a first come, first served basis; take only as many as you know you can care for. Please be respectful to the garden you visit, and only take plants from the designated free plant start area.The type of plants will change each week, and will be announced on our Facebook page the day they are available.
If you are interested in a garden plot at these or any of the other 83 gardens in our County's network, visit our Find A Community Garden page to get connected to a plot of your own!
Tag pictures of what you plant and share with #ShowYourGrow, especially if you #SharetheHarvest with food banks and neighbors! Don't forget to tag and follow Harvest Pierce County and Emergency Food Network on Facebook and Instagram.