We are a cooperative community garden in downtown Tacoma and a 2020 recipient of a Tacoma Creates grant for educational outreach. Stewards work together to grow and share produce. 50% of what we grow is donated to support food security in our neighborhood.

NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 2020:

  • We have entered into a partnership with Mt. Tahoma and Oakland High Schools to offer gardening and science learning for high school students. Check out our blog, galluccilearninggarden.blogspot.com, by clicking on the button to the left.

  • Our Children's Garden opening has been postponed until Spring 2021.

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community nourishment

Our partners include:

  • Catholic Workers

  • Jesuit Volunteer Corp

  • Guadalupe House

  • L'Arche Farms

  • Harvest Pierce County

  • Tacoma Creates

  • WSU Master Gardeners

  • G Street Neighborhood

  • Ben B. Cheney

  • Tacoma Garden Club

  • Lakewood Hardware

  • Palmer Scholars

  • Univ of Puget Sound

  • Univ of W/Tacoma

  • Mt. Tahoma HS agriculture program

  • Metropolitan Market

  • Oakland High School

 

GLG thanks the Ben B. Cheney Foundation for their generous grant and support. Their help assists us in growing food for those in need and pursuing our garden education initiatives.

2020 Enhanced Mission: Food security for our downtown Tacoma neighbors.

Our mission at the Gallucci Learning Garden is to provide food for our downtown neighbors, volunteer and learning opportunities for the local community, and a place to learn to grow fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables within a cooperative gardening group. We will double our efforts in 2020 to grow as much produce as possible to support our partners in helping feed the homeless in Tacoma.

 

In 2019, we began a partnership with Palmer Scholars to offer service learning and hands-on science to high school seniors. See https://www.palmerscholars.org/

New for 2020 will be a children's section of the garden where families can explore gardening through interactive activities.

The Gallucci Learning Garden is part of a larger network of gardens in the Hilltop owned and managed by the Tacoma Urban Land Trust. These gardens include the Hilltop House Orchard and the Viet Huong Community Garden. The Tacoma Urban Land Trust’s mission is to acquire and preserve green spaces in our Hilltop community, help connect neighbors to one another, nourish and sustain our ethnic diversity, and provide education to our younger and older community members as well as provide space to grow nutritious foods.

1401 South G St
Tacoma, Washington 98405 

Founders, past workers, and current stewards of Gallucci. 

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Seasonal goals and plantings.

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Every summer we schedule a range of events and classes. The 2020 schedule is pending.

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Upcoming Events

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    Seed Saving
    Sat, Sep 14
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    Sep 14, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    1401 S G St, 1401 S G St, Tacoma, WA 98405, USA
    You liked what you grew in the garden this summer and would like to grow it again. Come learn at the end of the growing season how to save and store seed. This applies to some fruit, many flowers and most vegetables.
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    All Things Fig
    Sat, Sep 07
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    Sep 07, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    1401 S G St, 1401 S G St, Tacoma, WA 98405, USA
    Grow figs at home – in the ground or in a pot on your deck. You will learn about types & varieties that grow well in the PNW. You'll learn what soil to use, how & when to fertilize, watering requirements, different types of pruning, how to make fruit ripen earlier, and when to pick.
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    Tomato Tasting
    Sat, Aug 24
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    Aug 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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    Come enjoy a taste of the Gallucci tomato harvest! Enjoy tasting and discussion of the many different types of tomatoes we're growing. Varieties will include Sungold, Orange Paruche, Black Krim, Little Napoli, Bloody Butcher, Slava, Stupice, Brandywine, Chocolate Cherry, and Fourth of July.
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    Introduction To Your Soil
    Sat, Jul 27
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    Jul 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    1401 S G St, 1401 S G St, Tacoma, WA 98405, USA
    Bring a gallon of your DRY soil to GLG to explore structure, texture, pH, nutrients and soil biology. Participants will gain a general understanding of soil types, try home test kit analyses, and discuss fertilizers and amendments to improve their soils.
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    Energy and Environment
    Sat, Jul 13
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    Jul 13, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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    Learn the basics about Renewables, Energy Efficiency, and Green Building, and gain helpful insights to making your home and community more sustainable.
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    Overview of Small Fruits and Berries
    Sat, Jun 29
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    Jun 29, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    1401 S G St, 1401 S G St, Tacoma, WA 98405, USA
    Bill Horn, Western Cascade Fruit Society and Pierce County Master Gardner, will discuss the grow methods and care of local small fruits and berries.
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1401 S G St
Tacoma, Washington 98405