Harvest Pierce County

Read the latest from Harvest Pierce County: includes updates on our Gleaning Project, Community Gardens, and more!

Apr 05

2023 Spring Garden Summit

Posted on April 5, 2023 at 10:10 AM by Camila Matamala-Ost

    Backdrop of soil with 3 different small shovels used for gardening, and a small sprouting plant. Overlayed is text that reads “Spring Garden Summit, Saturday May 6th/ 10a-2p Lincoln High School 701 37tg St, Tacoma, WA, 98418.” Make Plans to Attend Harvest Pierce County’s Spring Garden Summit

May 6th, 10:00am-2:00pm, Lincoln High School: 701 S 37th St, Tacoma, WA 98418

Harvest Pierce County’s Spring Garden Summit is quickly approaching, and we’d love to see you there. The Summit (part of the Edible Gardens Workshop series) is an educational and interactive event focused on food, the environment, and our community. Our keynote is a virtual experience from Leah Penniman author of Uprooting Racism, Seeding Sovereignty followed by a variety of classes, workshops, and food to choose from.

Register here to attend.

Jan 30

Edible Gardens Workshop Registration Now Open

Posted on January 30, 2023 at 2:25 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost

Three pairs of hands helping to plant a leafy green vegetable.

Interested in learning the basics of successful vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest? 

Educators from Harvest Pierce County and Pierce County Planning and Public Works offer gardening knowledge through Edible Garden Workshops. This is a series of online and in-person courses

Course topics range from:

  • caring for fruit trees
  • seed starting
  • container gardening, 
  • composting, fall and winter gardening 
  • much more

Register online to secure your place in this amazing educational opportunity.

For more information about the Edible Gardens Workshops please visit our the Edible Gardens Workshop page.

Nov 30

Bountiful Appreciation for 2022 Branch Leaders

Posted on November 30, 2022 at 2:47 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost

A branch leader stands midway up a ladder harvesting fruit from a tree.Branch Leaders work closely with the Harvest Pierce County team to assess fruit trees in Pierce County for pest and disease issues. When they find fruit that is ripe for picking, they step up to lead urban fruit harvests that are donated to local food banks. All in all, our Branch Leaders play an integral role in helping feed our community. Despite a low production year for fruit trees (due to the uncommonly wet spring) our Branch Leaders, some new and some seasoned veterans, collectively harvested over 25,000 lbs of fresh produce. That is several thousand pounds redirected from the waste stream and shared with our neighbors in need. 

We full heartedly thank our 2022 Branch Leaders for taking on this awesome task! Hope to see you all again next year.

To learn more about Harvest Pierce County’s Gleaning Project or to become a 2023 Branch Leader please visit our website at www.PierceCountyGleaningProject.org