The PLU Community Garden is a community gather, learning, and growing space with a goal of increasing access to fresh produce and flowers in the Parkland community.  Our garden is cared for by Diversity Center staff and student leaders who work alongside community volunteers to plant, harvest, and maintain the grounds.  We look forward to connecting with you in the garden soon!


811 121st St Tacoma, WA 98444

Across the street from Ingram Hall on 121st St.


Fall 2021 Volunteer Days

Tuesdays @ 10:30am – noon & Fridays 12:30-2pm

Many hands make light work!

Join us for weekly opportunities to volunteer to assist in growing fresh produce to be donated to Parkland and caring for our community space.

We encourage volunteers to bring rain gear, a water bottle, and to wear closed toe shoes.

All PLU student, faculty, staff and Parkland community members are invited to join.


In summer 2020, 7 new beds were built for Parkland community members to reserve and grow their own foods and flowers.  Community members growing in these beds are asked to uphold the garden’s organic practices and invited to share their garden knowledge with each other in every-other-month Community Garden meetings.

Summer 2021 – Community beds are FULL!  “Reserve a Garden Bed” to add your name to the waiting list.


The PLU Community is always open and welcome for you to enjoy the space.  We also invite you to consider scheduling a time for a class visit or community builder work party in collaboration with The Diversity Center.  Please send us an email at sharing:

  • Group Name and number of people
  • What type of activity you are interested in (general work party, class discussion, other)
  • Hopeful date and time (we do our best to coordinate schedules!)