2009: Garden begun by Intel employees to serve local food banks. Cleared the ground and constructed first five beds.

Building First Beds
Carol in First Beds

2010: Expanded as nine Intel departments planted in 22 raised beds.

2011: First greenhouse constructed and Garden opened to City residents.

Greenhouse 1 Build
Greenhouse 1 Build

2013: Second greenhouse built and Hydroponics experiments began.

2014: Hydroponics success led to seven large beds for year round production. DCG recognized with “Best Community Garden” award by Pierce County.

Hydroponic Beds

2015: Membership grows and Garden has a record harvest of over 9000 lbs. 7500 lbs donated to food banks.

2016: Intel announced exit from DuPont; DCG worked with City to secure a new site for the Garden.

2017: Moved two greenhouses, 80 beds and 300 cubic yards of soil to the new home of the garden on Powerline Road.

2017 Breaking Ground
2017 Inauguration Day

2019: It was time to celebrate our 10th anniversary.

2019 10th Anniversary

2020: Garden provides a safe outdoor space for gardeners to work following strict COVID-19 distancing rules.

2021: Was another successful year with a record number of new gardening members.

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