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Master Your: Garden, Compost, Recycling Education Day – Fall Edition

Sat, Oct 20
9:30am to 1:30pm

The Salvation Army Community Center
1505 4th Ave. E
Olympia 98501

Join us for a day filled with gardening, composting, recycling fun and information via workshops and hands-on demonstrations. Select plants, upcycled garden art, and handi-crafts will also be for sale. Refreshments will be served.

Admission: $5 per person (cash or check only, no credit cards please)
No pre-registration but space is limited to room capacity. Seats are filled on a first come, first served basis.

2019 WSU Thurston County Master Gardener Training

January-June 2019

Applicants accepted into the WSU Master Gardener volunteer training program participate in 21 weeks of classes in person and at home by using the on-line training program.

Applications will be accepted on a first come basis until the class is full or by Friday, December 14, 2018. Don’t delay….apply today!

Next to digging in the dirt, there’s almost nothing gardeners enjoy more than learning about their favorite plants. One of the easiest ways to increase your gardening knowledge and give back to the community is to enroll in WSU Extension’s Master Gardener volunteer training. For forty five years, Washington State University Extension has been training Master Gardener volunteers in the science and art of gardening.

For complete details including: dates for pre-orientation sessions, application forms, class dates, and cost – visit the WSU Thurston County Master Gardener website

Community Events *

Fall Foliage Festival and Plant Sale, Federal Way

Sat, Oct 20 – Sat, Oct 27
10am to 4pm

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden (RSBG)
2525 S 336th St
Federal Way, WA 98001

Opening Day Plant Sale (Oct 20 only), enjoy special pricing on a nice selection of rhododendrons, ferns and companion plants.

Fantastic fall foliage is just minutes away at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden! Celebrate autumn with this FREE week-long festival that features plant and pumpkin sales, fall treats and beverages, pop-up artist demos, Pacific Bonsai Museum events, gardening workshops, tours, a photo station, and activities for kids and families.

Admission is FREE! Purchases of $50 or more in the Visitor Center or nursery will receive a garden pass for use on a future visit.

In addition to the daily plant sale, enjoy the special focus days throughout the Festival.