The original item was published from August 31, 2018 10:10 AM to September 6, 2018 9:00 AM
Attendees of the 2017 Harvest Tour visit TCC Community Garden established in 1965
and is now stewarded predominantly by Russian, Ukrainian and Moldovan gardeners.
This year’s tour will give folks the chance to visit six different gardens.
This September 15th the Annual
Harvest Tour is back! This tour allows
attendees 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. Tourists get a
chance to meet with local gardeners,
get their hands dirty, and potentially
adopt a plot of their own! Lunch will
be also be included with the tour.
Through recreation and exercise, access
to fresh vegetables, increased gardening knowledge and civic engagement,
lives in a number of ways.
have proven to improve neighborhood
safety and well-being, increase social
capital through new friendships, and
increase life span
by improving quality
of life. Harvest Pierce County (HPC)
looks forward to celebrating these
unique spaces that bring neighbors
and the greater community together
at our Annual Harvest Tour.
Harvest Pierce County’s Russian, Ukrainian,and Moldovan cultural ambassador, Svetlana, translates for attendees of the 2017 Harvest Tour at the TCC Community Garden.
Our primary stop this year will be at the
40th Street Community Garden which
first budded in 2012 and was a thriving
space for gardeners and neighbors of
the South Tacoma community. In recent
years, the garden has struggled with
declining membership and vandalism.
In collaboration with the gardeners,
HPC has increased membership and
support for the garden and has been
working on making improvements to
the space itself. Through camaraderie
and commitment, the garden is growing
and blossoming more every day.
In low-income neighborhoods such
Street, it’s not uncommon
to see such
pressures affecting the utilization of these spaces. Of all the
community gardens in Pierce
there are a handful of gardens that
HPC is working to revitalize and
strengthen. Harvest Pierce County
works alongside the community and
with local partners and would like
to invite you to be a part as well.
This year’s tour will include
the following gardens:
- 40th Street
- Blueberry Park
and (brand new)
- Vietnamese Buddhist
- Viet Huong
Attendees of the 2017 Harvest Tour share stories at the Viet Huong
Community Garden, a garden stewarded predominantly by elderly
Vietnamese. In addition to touring the gardens, attendees also get
to learn about culturally significant fruits and veggies and
take home ideas for their own gardens.
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: