Find out about community gardens, orchards, food forests in Pierce County.
Connects volunteers with fruit tree owners and farmers to harvest and share fresh food that would otherwise go to waste.
Take a look at upcoming events for the Harvest Project.
While Community Gardening has been an activity enjoyed by residents of Tacoma and Pierce County for decades, our program was founded in 2010 through a collaborative effort led by the ACHIEVE coalition to support the garden community. The City of Tacoma took a leadership role in creating a position to support the efforts of community gardeners county-wide. Initially housed at Forterra (formerly the Cascade Land Conservancy) as a pilot project, in 2012 the program was established as a permanent program of the Pierce Conservation District. A year later, in 2013, the Gleaning Project (previously housed at the St. Leo’s Food Connection and the Emergency Food Network) was adopted by the program. In early 2014, we launched our new name, Harvest Pierce County. As an organization we work to create a community of abundance through reconnecting people to their food system and to each other.