The Zero Waste Garden and Kitchen

Pierce County Planning & Public Works takes the health and safety of its community and employees seriously. Because of this, we have decided to cancel the Take a Bite out of Food Waste class on April 30.

We will continue to monitor this evolving situation and will keep you informed about whether we will hold classes in May and June.
Nothing is wasted when you learn how to manage food waste and recycle your yard debris and kitchen scraps at home.

Classes are recommended for ages 6 to adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Classes are FREE.

Please register online, or call (253) 798-2179.
Take a Bite Out of Food Waste: Learn to Waste Less
Forty percent of food in the United States never gets eaten. Do you find yourself tossing spoiled food from your refrigerator more often than you mean to? Ever wonder how much you are really throwing away? Learn what’s happening in Pierce County to fight food waste and explore tools to help you reduce the amount of food you waste at home.
Composting: The Breakdown
Are you looking for new ideas to turn your food or garden waste into something useful? Get an overview of compost basics and learn about different methods, including Hügelkultur, Bokashi, trench, tumblers, and Interbay mulch.
Do you want the whole family to learn how to care for worms? This class is for all ages to learn basics for setting up, caring for, and troubleshooting worm bin composting. Set up a bin in class and take it home.

*Optional: order worms or a kit for the class. Must prepay at least seven days before class.

  • $20 for worms (bring your own bin)
  • $30 for worms and a bin 
Backyard Compost Tumblers 101
We’ll dig into how to use manufactured compost tumblers. Do they really work? How hard are they to use? Learn troubleshooting techniques along with how to build healthy soil and how to balance carbon and nitrogen to really fire up your compost tumbler.

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule a workshop for any reason. You will be notified six days before your scheduled session.
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