Aug 24

Thousands of Pounds of Produce Donated by Community Gardens

Posted on August 24, 2018 at 9:48 AM by Allan Warren

MultiCare_bc_PMS (002)Over 120,000 pounds of produce donated by Community Gardens, thanks to support from Sponsors like MultiCare who help to make it all possible. 

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Jun 29

2018 Community Garden Harvest Tour

Posted on June 29, 2018 at 2:48 PM by Micaela Cooley

Harvest Pierce County's Bus Tour is back again this year!

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September 15th
9:00am-2:30pm

This tour allows you to visit and explore some of Pierce County's own community gardens, learn more about what's growing and what's happening in the urban agriculture community around you. Get a chance to meet with local gardeners, get your hands dirty, and potentially adopt a plot of your own! Lunch will be also be included with the tour.

This year's tour will include the following gardens:
  • 40th Street Community Garden
  • Hosmer Community Garden
  • Blueberry Park and (brand new) Community Garden
  • Vietnamese Buddhist Temple Garden
  • Viet Huong Community Garden
  • McCarver Community Garden
The Tour costs $10 per person and proceeds will go towards supporting low-income neighborhood gardens.

Registration now open:

Jun 04

Gleaning The Bounty of Pierce County

Posted on June 4, 2018 at 11:23 AM by Allan Warren

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Sun warming your back as cool sweat drips down your outstretched arm. The apple tucked in the dampened light of the trees crown is hanging just beyond your grasp. Standing on the ladder from this perspective you can see it is ripened to perfection. You hear the chatter and laughter below as a group of harvesters collect the low hanging fruit. With a final stretch you grab it and pull it from the tree and harvest another apple into an already filled bag. This is gleaning at its finest.

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