What We're Doing

Stewards at GLG used the 2020 season to develop a plan for children in the garden beginning in Spring 2021.

We created a partnership with two high school science programs, one at Mt. Tahoma High School and one at Oakland High School. During the Fall of 2020, students will begin coming to the garden to help clean and prepare beds. In January, students will help with seed starting and up-potting in preparation for our plant sale in the spring. Also in the spring, Gallucci Garden will become more active as a learning site for high school biology and computer science courses. In the meantime, stewards from GLG will experiment with growing winter vegetables in hoop houses at another site in town. Oakland HS computer science are exploring ways to remotely collect weather data with sensing controllers for both the main garden and the hoop houses.

Our interactive Children's Garden will open in Spring 2021 with activities for ages 3-7.

 

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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