Sustainable Gardens - Spring

This spring, the Pierce County Environmental Educators will empower you to implement sustainable touches in every aspect of your outdoor spaces. Through a series of free virtual and in-person classes, you will learn about sustainable gardening practices, including composting food and yard waste at home, and how to create environmentally friendly outdoor spaces

Our FREE classes are appropriate for all ages and designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to reduce your eco-footprint and make Pierce County a more livable community for everyone. Register for the classes to receive electronic handouts and the Zoom link beforehand.

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Gardening Hands
Recycling Bins
Worms in Dirt

Live Compost Demonstration Event & POllinator Craft

IN-PERSON | Saturday, April 15, 2023, 1-3 p.m. @ Puyallup

IN-PERSON | Saturday, May 13, 2023, 1-3 p.m. @ Gig Harbor

Join us as we explore the Master Gardeners’ compost demonstration sites. See a working worm bin and hot composting in action, including compost tumblers. Leave with the understanding of how to build a hot compost pile and the ins and outs of how to set up a system that will work best for you. Make a hands-on pollinator craft to take home.

*Register to receive specific location details* 

Composting: What's Hot with Rot?

VIRTUAL | Thursday, April 20, 6-7:30 p.m.

Learn new ways to turn your food or garden waste into something useful! Get an overview of recycling organics and then find out about unique methods such as Hügelkultur, Bokashi, and Interbay Mulch.

Worm Bin Composting

VIRTUAL | Thursday, April 27, 2023, 6-7:30 p.m.

Learn how red worms turn food scraps into nutritious compost for your plants. We’ll dig into setting up, caring for, and troubleshooting worm bin composting.

Person with Plant

NO-Yard Gardening

VIRTUAL | Thursday, May 4, 2023, 6-7:30 p.m.

No yard, no problem! We’ll share some practical and innovative ways to use the space that you have to grow food and supplement your groceries.

You will receive the Zoom link to participate via email the day before the class – be sure to check your spam filters if you do not see the email.


We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule a workshop for any reason. 

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