Plants and people have a special relationship through time, and seeds symbolize the stories of that relationship.
At our Seed Swap, people bring seeds for the seed table and family dishes for the potluck. Then, we share stories and memories about seeds and/or plants that have been passed down in our families for generations.
Occurs the annually, the first week of February.
The Lunar New Year celebrates the coming spring, from rain showers to spring flowers and everything in between! Come celebrate the beginning of the new season with the Vietnamese American Community Association, the Vietnamese Senior Association of Olympia & Vicinity, the Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (#LIASE), and Harvest Pierce County.
Occurs annually, mid-February.
Annual Spring Summit
If spring has you eager to start gardening, join Harvest Pierce County for the Annual Spring Summit in the first week of May. Come learn about beginner to advanced gardening techniques, community development skills, and cooking. The event includes a free lunch as well as many giveaways including plant starts, seeds, and much more.
Harvest Pierce County draws upon the local talent and knowledge throughout Pierce County for the wide breadth of classes.
Occurs annually, the first Saturday in May.
Blueberries and Blues
Harvest Pierce County and Metro Parks Tacoma, and Charlotte's Blueberry Park Action Group host an annual Blueberries & Blues celebration! There are games, a lawn concert with live music - and food trucks such as the Celebrity Cake Studio's Cake with delicious blueberry themed treats for sale! Extra points if you wear blue to show your love for Charlotte's Blueberry Park, and all things blue!
Occurs annually in July.
Harvest Pierce County Community Garden Tour
Hop on the bus and tour a diverse array of Pierce County's amazing community gardens! Our County has a rich agricultural heritage shaped by many different communities over the decades, and together we will tour different examples of community gardens, each a different representation of the importance of place, food, and family. Meet the gardeners, ask them questions, and even get your hands a little dirty!
Occurs annually, the 1st Saturday in September.