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.
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Series sponsored by:
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Metro Parks Tacoma
Orting School District
Pierce County Library System
Pierce County Parks & Recreation
WSU Pierce County Ext. Master Gardeners
Class Locations
basketPuyallup (PUY) | 6–8 p.m. | WSU Puyallup (Victoria Room at the Master Gardener Demonstration Site) | 2607 W Pioneer

Lakewood (LAK) | 6–8 p.m. | Lakewood Community Center | 9112 Lakewood Dr SW

Parkland (PAR) | 6–8 p.m. | Parkland/Spanaway Library | 13718 Pacific Ave S

Orting (ORT) | 6–8 p.m. | Orting Middle School | 111 Whitehawk Blvd NW

Tacoma (TAC) | 10 a.m.–12 p.m. | Metro Parks Tacoma | 4702 S 19th St
2017 Classes
Caring for Fruit Trees
Learn about proper care and maintenance of fruit trees, the best tools for the job and how to prune for tree health.
February 7
Tuesday
PUY
February 8
Wednesday
LAK
February 9
Thursday
PAR
February 18
Saturday
TAC
February 21
Tuesday
ORT
Starting From Seeds
Start your vegetables from seed! Save money, impress your friends and grow plants you won’t find at the nursery.
March 7
Tuesday
PUY
March 9
Thursday
PAR
March 18
Saturday
TAC
April 12
Wednesday
LAK
April 18
Tuesday
ORT
Garden Soil 101
Prepare your garden soil for planting vegetables with a variety of soil amendments available in Pierce County.
March 8
Wednesday
LAK
March 21
Tuesday
ORT
April 4
Tuesday
PUY
April 13
Thursday
PAR
May 20
Saturday
TAC
Your Summer Vegetable Garden
Learn what grows well in the Pacific Northwest, how to design your garden, how to irrigate and more.
April 15
Saturday
TAC
May 2
Tuesday
PUY
May 10
Wednesday
LAK
May 11
Thursday
PAR
June 20
Tuesday
ORT
Garden Bugs, Plant Diseases & Non-Toxic Alternatives
Tackle problems in the garden with safe remedies, specific for gardening in western Washington.
April 18
Tuesday
LAK
May 3
Wednesday
ORT
June 6
Tuesday
PUY
June 8
Thursday
PAR
June 17
Saturday
TAC
Fall and 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.
June 14
Wednesday
LAK
July 11
Tuesday
PUY
July 13
Thursday
PAR
July 15
Saturday
TAC
July 18
Tuesday
ORT
Composting Basics
Learn two different methods for turning your yard, garden and food waste into a valuable soil amendment.
May 16
Tuesday
ORT
June 3
Saturday
TAC
July 12
Wednesday
LAK
Sept. 5
Tuesday
PUY
Sept. 13
Wednesday
PAR
Putting the Garden to Bed For the Winter
Winterize your garden so it is ready for spring with rich and healthy soil that is weed and pest free.
Sept. 19
Tuesday
ORT
October 3
Tuesday
PUY
October 11
Wednesday
LAK
October 21
Saturday
TAC
November 9
Thursday
PAR
Perennial Edible Gardens
Grow a garden that returns year after year. Learn strategies for self-seeding plants and polycultures (variety).
March 15
Wednesday
PUY
Sept. 16
Saturday
TAC
October 12
Thursday
PAR
October 17
Tuesday
ORT
November 8
Wednesday
LAK
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