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

Classes will be offered ONLINEPlease see below for details and be sure to register for the class. Zoom links will be sent via a confirmation email after you register for your class.

Each class will occur on a Saturday morning from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Pacific time . For any questions please contact Kristen McIvor at KristenM@piercecd.org or 253-363-1846

All classes are FREE. Be sure to register to reserve your spot! 

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2022 Schedule

Day Class Recording
February 26th

Garden Planning & Seed Starting

Start your vegetables from seed! Save money, impress your friends and grow plants you won’t find at the nursery.

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March 12th

Container Gardening

Just a balcony to work with? No problem! Learn how to grow food in containers of all sizes.
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March 26th

Soil 101

Prepare your garden soil for planting vegetables with a variety of soil amendments available in Pierce County.
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April 9th

Water, Weeds, and Natural Yard Care 

Come learn the basics about actually planting your garden! Including weeding & watering tips, and information on maintaining a backyard ecosystem. 
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April 23rd

Bugs, Diseases, and Non-Toxic Alternatives

Tackle problems in the garden with safe remedies, specific for gardening in western Washington.
Not available due to technical difficulties
May 7th

Fall & 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.

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May 21st

Summit Family Learning Event

Bring your family and friends to a fun, interactive event focused on food, the environment, and community.  For more information and to register please click here: https://piercecd.org/calendar.aspx?EID=2166

Sept 10th


Learn how to use your garden’s organic waste to improve your soil. 
Sept 24th

Seed Saving

Always wanted to save your own seed? It's not as hard as you think. Come learn the basics of saving seed from year to year. 
Oct 8th

Putting Your Garden to Bed

Learn how to prepare your yard for winter! 
Oct 22nd

Fruit Trees in the PNW

Learn about perennial food production with tips for planting and maintaining fruit and nut trees and shrubs.



Container Gardening

Bugs, Diseases, & Non-Toxic Alternatives

Fall & Winter Gardening

Seed Saving 

Putting Your Garden to Bed 

Fruit Trees in the PNW