Pierce County Community Garden Tour
September 21st, 8:30am-2pm
- Registration: 8:30am
- Bus Tour: 9am-12:30pm
- Lunch and Multilingual Karaoke: 12:30pm-2pm
Tour will begin & end at Franklin Pierce Farm
Harvest Pierce County is proud to announce that our annual community garden tour will be featured as an official Immigrant & Refugee Welcoming Week event in partnership with other organizations throughout the City of Tacoma!
Growing Together: Touring Tacoma's Agricultural Heritage
Hop on the bus and tour a diverse array of Tacoma’s amazing community gardens! Pierce County has a rich agricultural heritage shaped by many different communities over the decades, and together we will tour five different examples of community gardens, each a different representation of the importance of place, food, and family.
Many of our gardens are brought to life by immigrant and refugee gardeners who have planted heirloom seeds from their families in order to keep the feeling of 'home' alive in a new place. We are therefore proud to include this tour as a National Immigrant and Refugee Welcoming Week activity with the City of Tacoma, the Tacoma Community House, and other community partners.
You'll have a chance to meet the gardeners, ask them questions, and even get your hands a little dirty! You will see a wide variety of gardens and ways of growing food and medicine, including Filipino, Mexican, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Moldovan gardening traditions. Your ticket includes a multicultural lunch featuring many of the growing traditions you will have seen on the tour, and we are especially excited that VT Radio Universal will be hosting multilingual karaoke during lunch!
All proceeds from ticket sales directly support community gardens in low-income neighborhoods throughout the County.
The tour will be offered in Spanish, Vietnamese, Khmer, Ukrainian, and English.
This year's tour will include the following gardens:
Hosmer/Baranguay Tropical Park
Viet Huong Community Garden
TCC Community Garden
Franklin Pierce Farm
The Tour costs $10 per person and proceeds will go towards supporting low-income neighborhood gardens.
To sign up for the Community Garden Harvest Tour, visit our website! Tickets go fast, so reserve your spot today: