To engage students with their food system and fight hunger through sustainable urban agriculture in Downtown Tacoma.
The Giving Garden at the University of Washington Tacoma strives to eliminate food insecurity among students by connecting them back to their food system through hands on experience with fresh food, grown by students, for students. Through its partnership with The Pantry at UW Tacoma, the university’s on-campus food bank, the garden is able to deliver local produce directly to students in need. The Giving Garden makes space for community through volunteer opportunities, events, and by connecting people to nature and agriculture in Tacoma’s urban core. The Giving Garden stands as a hub for sustainability, research and demonstration for the larger community.
There are lots of ways to get involved! Join our Facebook group, attend an event, adopt a garden plot and grow your own food, bring your classroom to the garden, volunteer your time to tend beds for those in need, and be a part of growing food and community in Tacoma!
All are welcome to stop by and visit the garden or volunteer. If you’ve never been to the garden before, please schedule a short orientation by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a large group? Please contact us at least two weeks in advance of when you would like to schedule your visit.