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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 Pierce County Public Works and Harvest Pierce County (a program of the Pierce Conservation District).


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Washington State Dept of Veterans Affairs
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Metro Parks Tacoma
Pierce County Parks & Recreation
Pierce County Library System
Class Locations
basketPuyallup | 6–8 p.m. | First Tuesday of the month
WSU Extension Puyallup | Victoria Room | 2607 W Pioneer

Lakewood | Second Wednesday | 6–8 p.m.
Lakewood Community Center | 9112 Lakewood Dr SW

Parkland | Second Thursday | 6–8 p.m.
Parkland/Spanaway Library | 13718 Pacific Ave S

Orting | Third Tuesday | 6–8 p.m.
WA Soldiers Home | 1301 Orting Kapowsin Hwy E

Tacoma | Third Saturday | 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Metro Parks Tacoma | 4702 S 19th St
2017 Classes
FEB: Fruit Trees
Learn about proper care and maintenance of fruit trees, the best tools for the job and how to prune for tree health.
MAR: Starting From Seeds
Start your vegetables from seed! Save money, impress your friends and grow plants you won’t find at the nursery.
APR: Garden Soil 101
Prepare your garden soil for planting vegetables with a variety of soil amendments available in Pierce County.
MAY: Planting and Maintaining Your Summer Vegetable Garden
Learn what grows well in the Pacific Northwest, how to design your garden, how to irrigate and more.
JUN: Garden Bugs, Plant Diseases & Non-Toxic Alternatives
Tackle problems in the garden with safe remedies, specific for gardening in western Washington.
JUL: 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.
AUG: NO CLASSES
SEP: Composting Basics
Learn two different methods for turning your yard, garden and food waste into a valuable soil amendment.
OCT: 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.
NOV: Perennial Edible Gardens
Grow a garden that returns year after year. Learn strategies for self-seeding plants and polycultures (variety).



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