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Feb 24

Spring has sprung with Harvest Pierce County!

Posted on February 24, 2020 at 2:03 PM by Allan Warren

Whether you want to learn about caring for your fruit trees, how to maximize your edible garden, or connect with a great community of like minded folks, Harvest Pierce County has something for you. Check out the full line up of spring events and workshops below.

The Fruit Tree Education Series is a six-part series (four classroom sessions and two field sessions) focused on fruit tree care. All classes are taught by knowledgeable arborists and local specialists. Participants must attend at least one relevant classroom session to participate in field sessions. All classes and field days take place at The Farm at Franklin Pierce Schools.

Class Schedule:
April 4: How to Prune: Apples and Pears
April 18: Pest and Disease Management: Non-Chemical Methods
May 16: How to Prune: Stone Fruits
May 30: Pest and Disease Management: Chemical Methods

Field Sessions:
You must register for and attend a minimum of one classroom session on the topic to participate.
June 20: Pruning
June 27: Pest and Disease Management
Registration is $30.00 per person for the full series. To register/more information please visit: https://piercecd.org/352/Fruit-Tree-Education. For questions please contact Chris atphoto 2 ChrisM@piercecd.org.

Explore the basics of successful vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest from seed to table. These free monthly workshops are held at locations around Pierce County. This year our classes include:
  • Garden Planning & Seed Starting
  • Fruit Trees for the Pacific Northwest
  • Garden Soil 101 
  • Your Summer Garden: Planting, Weeding, Watering 
  • Garden Bugs, Diseases & Non-toxic Alternatives 
  • Composting Basics & Putting your Garden to Bed 
  • Fall & Winter Gardening 
  • Container Gardening 
To register and for the full schedule please visit our website at: piercecountywa.gov/ediblegardens

Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:00am - 1:00pm
*Location TBD

If spring has you eager to start gardening, join Harvest Pierce County for the Annual Springsummmmm19 Summit in the first week of May. Come learn about beginner to advanced gardening techniques, community development skills, and cooking. The event includes a free lunch as well as many giveaways including plant starts, seeds, and much more. Harvest Pierce County draws upon the local talent and knowledge throughout Pierce County for the wide breadth of classes.

RSVP HERE or email Kay at KaliciaB@piercecd.org