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Free Home and Garden Workshops


Advance Registration Required

Click the links below to register for workshops. If you have difficulty registering online or would prefer to register by phone, please contact the EnviroHouse at (253) 573-2426. Registration requests may also be sent via email. Please note the workshop dates and times on your calendar. If your plans change, please call or email to cancel so others on the wait lists can attend.


Workshop Already Full?

Please register for the wait list. You will be notified if there's a cancellation. Some workshops may be repeated if a minimum of ten people are on the wait list.


April 2019

Earth Day  

Saturday, April 20


Rain Gardens: Plan, Prep, Plant, Maintain
Saturday, April 27, 10:30 AM


Landscape with Unique Shrubs and Grasses
Saturday, April 27, 1:30 PM


May 2019

Backyard Chickens: Getting Started
Saturday, May 4, 10:30 AM

Yard Waste & Worm Bin Composting
Saturday, May 11, 10:30 AM

Solar Power: How it Can Work for You
Saturday, May 11, 1:30 PM

Electric Vehicles: Why Now; What to Know
Saturday, May 18, 10:30 AM

How to Make a Rain Barrel
Sunday, May 19, 1:30 PM

May-25-26 – No Workshops, Memorial Day Weekend

June 2019 

Need Window Solutions? What to Know! 

Saturday, June 1, 10:30 AM


Be Cool! Home Cooling Solutions, AC-Heat Pump
Saturday, June 8, 10:30 AM

Weeds, Pests & Non-toxic Solutions
Saturday, June 15, 10:30 AM

Backyard Chickens: Getting Started
Saturday, June 15, 1:30 PM

Preserving Food date changed to June 29


New workshop TBA; please check back.

Saturday, June 22, 10:30 AM

Preserving Food with Low Sugar & Salt 
Saturday, June 29, 10:30 AM – PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE

Container Gardening: Decks, Patios, Confined Spaces
Saturday, June 29, 1:30 PM

No workshops - July 4—7 holiday weekend

July Workshops coming soon; please check back.


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EnviroHouse at Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center (formerly Tacoma Landfill)

3510 S. Mullen Street

Tacoma, WA 98409

Driving directions


Visits and Pre-Arranged Tours
The EnviroHouse is open for drop-in visits or pre-arranged tours.

General Public Hours
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 AM - 3 PM, and Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM - 5 PM.


Please call (253) 573-2426 or email the EnviroHouse with questions. 


Other Garden Resources

Pierce County Free Edible Garden Workshops
Tacoma, Lakewood, Puyallup, Parkland, and Orting
WSU Pierce County Master Gardeners 
Tacoma, Puyallup and other Pierce County locations


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Contact EnviroHouse

(253) 573-2426

Email EnviroHouse



Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center
(formerly Tacoma Landfill)
3510 S. Mullen St.
Tacoma, WA 98409


Driving Directions