Fall Garden Festival to Celebrate Local, Sustainable Gardening

A new garden event is coming to Tacoma this fall from Metro Parks. In the tradition of the Point Defiance Flower and Garden Show, the new Fall Garden Festival will celebrate and inspire local farmers, gardeners, and anyone who's thinking about getting in to gardening.

The Fall Garden Festival at Point Defiance Park is a celebration of local, sustainable, earth-friendly gardening and creative ways to grow your own foods and flowers.

On Saturday, September 27, the Point Defiance Pagoda will be overflowing with inspiration for local gardeners, including garden tours, lectures, educational displays, a garden marketplace and kids’ activities.

Some highlights of the event include a talk and book signing by "super star gardener" Ed Hume, bus tours of Tacoma's community gardens, as well as workshops on keeping chickens and bees, fruit tree growing, canning and preserving, and other gardening topics.

The event will be free, but vendor and fundraising proceeds will go to restore the Japanese Gardens around the pagoda. Event details here.

If you didn't get a garden going this year, or if you're ready to try something new next year, this might be a good place to start. 

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