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Join the Foundation and Meet New Friends

For a yearly membership fee of $10, you can become a member of the Master Gardener Foundation of Thurston County (MGFTC). You don’t even need to be a master gardener or a master recycler-composter! Join our comunity and you will meet like-minded people interested in gardening, recycling and composting.

Community Events *

Pacific Education Institute’s Speaker Series, Olympia

Sat, Jan 26
Washington Center for the Performing Arts

512 Washington St. SE
Olympia,WA 98501

Workshop with Richard Louv
3:30-5:30pm – Black Box Theater

Conversations with Richard Louv
7:30pm – Washington Center Main Stage

Before his keynote address that evening, Richard Louv will lead an intimate and interactive workshop at 3:30 pm. The workshop will focus on adults interested in engaging children in community-based outdoor learning, using ideas and activities from his book Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life.

Through the Garden Gate Workshop Series, Shelton

Perennials We Know and Love
Sat, Jan 26
9am to noon

– Heaths and heathers, dahlias, roses, lavender, peonies
– Karla Lotz, Owner- Heath and Heathers; Mason Co. Master Gardeners: Christy Rowe, Beatrix Blackerby, Jack Smith and Ginnie Nelson

Cost: $5 per workshop (pay at the door)

Through the Garden Gate Workshops are presented by Mason County Master Gardeners.

For location and a list of all the 2019 workshops offered visit the Shelton Garden Workshop web page .

Webinar: Powerhouse Perennials That Work Overtime So You Don’t

Sat, Jan 26
8am (Pacific time)

Life is demanding enough without having to also pamper fussy, second-rate perennials. We need spectacular superhero plants that save the day (and our backs). This presentation features gorgeous ‘A-team’ perennials for sun and shade, ranging in hardiness from Zones 3 – 9. Many natives (and nativars) as well as new introductions are included.

This 60 -75 minute Webinar, produced and presented by nationally renowned garden educator, author and design consultant, Kerry Ann Mendez, is offered to registrants for a fee of $9.00.

Winter Twig Identification Field Course, Olympia

Sun, Jan 27
10am-12:30pm or 1-3:30pm
West Olympia

This 2.5- hour field class is offered by The Native Plant Salvage Foundation every year on the Sunday after their Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Add a new dimension to your winter outings when you join small groups of learners and knowledgeable instructors to gain the secrets to identifying over 25 local shrubs and trees without their leaves.

These “walking workshops” will take place on a West Olympia-area nature trail.

Recommended for very attentive children and adults as our pace is a botanist crawl and it will be quite chilly!

Wokshop admission is $15 and registration is required.