Registration is now open for the third season of Harvest Pierce County’s Veggie Coop program. The Veggie Coop, a work-for share farming program developed in partnership with the Franklin Pierce School District, is designed to give urban/suburban residents an opportunity to grow fresh vegetables on the unique school district farm on 96th Street and Waller Road in Tacoma. While learning sustainable agriculture techniques, volunteers grow food for local food banks, school district cafeterias, and their families.
“I really enjoyed every work party. I gained a great deal of confidence and my children ages 18, 14, 9, 7 and 8 found a new understanding and appreciation where our food comes from. It was truly a priceless experience,” said Marley, a 2014 Volunteer
Veggie Coop is a unique opportunity for individuals both new and experienced with growing food. All volunteers will have the opportunity to learn agricultural, farming, and gardening skills, from winter planning to harvesting while working closely with a group of fellow volunteers. In return for their dedication and commitment, participants can take home a weekly share of fresh produce throughout the harvest season.
Registration for the 2015 is open until March 15, however, space is limited. Visit www.tinyurl.com/hpcveggiecoop or call Matt Price at 253-272-6215 to register.