Conservation Corner

Mar 01

[ARCHIVED] Harvest Pierce County to Host 8th Annual Spring Summit

The original item was published from March 1, 2017 12:38 PM to March 1, 2017 12:42 PM

 (Above) From left to right: Elena Areno and Grace Elgar-Wood of the Hosmer Community Garden & Anna Maria Garcia of the 40th Street Community Garden enjoy coffee and free plant starts before heading to theafternoon session of classes.

Celebrate our local food system and learn local gardening techniques

Tacoma, WA- If spring has you eager to start gardening, mark your calendar for Saturday May 6th and join Harvest Pierce County for the Annual Spring Summit hosted at Lincoln High School from 10am-3pm. Come learn about beginner to advanced gardening techniques, community development skills, and cooking. Kids are encouraged to come as Tacoma Children’s Museum will be providing activities. 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. “[The teachers] were very knowledgeable and experienced. They peaked my interest, and are challenging me to try something new,” said participant of the 2016 Summit. Classes vary widely to address the diversity of interests that bring folks to care about food, gardening and community. Classes in the past have included Mushrooms, Food Preservation, Container Gardening, Adaptive Gardening, Foraging, Asset Mapping, Year Round Gardening, Conflict Resolution, Composting, Soils, Pests & Diseases, Gardening with Kids, Grant Writing for your Garden and much more.

 Visit our website to RSVP or call (253) 278-6215.

(Below) Ulysses Martin of Permaculture Lifestyle Institute & Valerie Kissner meet in Vendors Row at the Annual Spring Summit.