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 hold all of our classes online using Zoom. Please register using the link below.

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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.
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.
Thursday, April 30 | 6–7:30 p.m.
Online class via Zoom

Watch video of class (April 30, 2020)
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.
Wednesday, May 6 | 6–7:30 p.m.
Online class via Zoom

Watch video of class (May 6, 2020)
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.
Note: We are unable to offer worm bins and worms but will provide you with the information you need to make or purchase one.
Saturday, May 16 | 10–11:30 a.m.
Online class via Zoom

Watch video of class (May 16, 2020)
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.
Wednesday, May 27 | 6–7:30 p.m.
Online class via Zoom

Watch video of class (May 27, 2020)
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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