Plant Start Giveaway



Free plant starts will be available! 

We are offering free plant starts to our community in partnership with the Emergency Food Network (EFN)'s Grow Your Food Program, in accordance with their mission to supply Pierce County with consistent, diverse, and nutritious food. 

We invite people receiving plant starts to check out Seed, Sow, Share, a program dedicated to supporting both beginner and expert gardeners alike to grow food from seed to plate, and back to seed again.

Plant Start Pickup Times

Plants are available at alternating gardens every Wednesday and Saturday from mid April to mid June. The plants will be at each garden on alternating dates during different time windows, indicated below (see map for addresses):

NOTE: There are limited plant starts and the pick up will close as soon as they run out; we will post updates on our Facebook page. Dates for the 2023 Plant Giveaway are yet to be scheduled, but please feel free to explore participating pickup locations below, and check back in soon for date announcements.

Covid19 Precautions:

Please remember to observe social distancing guidelines when picking up starts. Even though the pickups are outdoors, please wear a mask and stay at least 6 feet apart to make sure everyone stays safe. Wash hands before and after handling trays, tables, or communal items.

Be a Good Neighbor:

Starts are available on a first come, first served basis; take only as many as you know you can care for. Please be respectful to the garden you visit, and only take plants from the designated free plant start area. The type of plants will change each week, and will be announced on our Facebook page the day they are available.

Like what you see?

If you are interested in a garden plot at these or any of the other 90+ gardens in our County's network, visit our Find A Community Garden page to get connected to a plot of your own!

Show your Grow!

Tag pictures of what you plant and share with #ShowYourGrow, especially if you #SharetheHarvest with food banks and neighbors! Don't forget to tag and follow Harvest Pierce County and Emergency Food Network on Facebook and Instagram.

socially distanced start share