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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.


June 2019 

Please note date changes since calendar publications.

  • Be Cool on June 8 was listed as Heat Pumps June 16
  • Preserving Food with Low Sugar & Salt; moved from June 22 to June 29
  • Landscape & Garden Irrigation Systems Basics, added on June 22
  • Electric Vehicles: Why Now; What to Know is August 10

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


Landscape & Garden Irrigation Systems Basics - NEW

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



Thursday, July 4 - All Solid Waste Facilities are Closed 
No workshops will be held over the July 4—7, 2019 holiday weekend


Yard Waste & Worm Bin Composting
Saturday, July 13, 10:30 AM

Preserving Your Harvest Year Round
Saturday, July 20, 10:30 AM
Solar Power: How it Can Work for You  
Saturday, July 27, 10:30 AM


Drying and Preserving Herbs
Saturday, August 3, 10:30 AM


Preserving Food: Drying, Freezing

Saturday, August 3, 1:30 PM

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


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

3510 S. Mullen Street

Tacoma, WA 98409

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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


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