Blueberries & Blues: a Sweet Summer Celebration
Harvest Pierce County and Metro Parks Tacoma, and Charlotte's Blueberry Park Action Group are hosting our fourth Annual Blueberries & Blues celebration! There will be games and a lawn concert with live music - as well as ice cream and food vendors to be announced!
Extra points if you wear blue to show your love for Charlotte's Blueberry Park, and all things blue :-)
We are super excited to have an amazing lineup of local musical talent! Returning this year:
Come tour the brand new Charlotte's Blueberry Park Community Garden, and find out how you can start getting fresh garden produce right away.
There is also a playground that is being built with The Trust for Public Land, who will be at the event with a booth to answer questions, tour the playground, and maybe even host a ribbon cutting if the playground is finished in time.
Since the Blueberry Park Project started in 1999, more than 3,372 bushes have been trimmed to ground level and are now producing fruit. Five varieties of blueberries grow in the park. Picking season runs from July through September each year (dependent on weather). Metro Parks does not use any pesticides or fertilizers on the blueberry plants, they are grown naturally. There is no fee to pick the blueberries which are first-come-first-serve during picking season.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 70TH PIERCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT
It's been 70 years of on the ground conservation work with local pierce county volunteers and homeowners to ensure a sustainable and healthy community and environment for all. Join us in celebrating!
Known for her raw, powerhouse performances and personable interaction with her audiences, Kim Archer has attracted a large and loyal following of fans in the Pacific Northwest and across the country. For over a decade this lifelong musician has entertained standing-room-only crowds with her vocally-driven soulful rock and honest songwriting. Whether she’s playing a premier venue with her award-winning band, or an intimate club for a solo show, Archer never disappoints. And lucky for us, she's going to be at Blueberries & Blues this year! So bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and get ready to get down with this amazing local talent!
Jordani is the solo project of songwriter, producer, and musician, Jordani Sarreal. Most known for her work with Jordani & The Sun Kings (as featured in the latest national ad campaign for Antares Autotune), JORDANI has traveled the world playing stages large and small bringing her pop sensitivities to the sounds of soul, R&B, and jazz. Her EP, released in June of 2018, and features a new vulnerability previously unexposed, paired with edgier tones and stylings. The live show will not leave you wanting for a band as she layers and loops her keys, vocals, and beatboxing to keep the grooves going all night long.
Charlotte's Blueberry Park History
A commercial blueberry and hazelnut farm in 1929, volunteers now help maintain several thousand blueberry bushes that can be picked July through September each year.
This neighborhood park covers 20 acres and is owned by Metro Parks Tacoma. More than 10 of the park's acres are wetlands and cannot be disturbed.
This group is for those who are interested in volunteering to make Charlotte's Blueberry Park and the forested land around it a safe, well-loved, and well-used place for the community to gather. Together, we discuss ideas, solutions, and ways we can come together to help our neighborhood thrive.