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Foundation Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

Sat, Dec. 1 – Noon to 2pm
Thurston County Health Department

412 Lilly Road NE
Olympia, WA

Doors open at 11:30am. Festivities begin with the potluck, annual meeting and the fun-filled white elephant gift exchange. If you wish to participate in the potluck, please bring a dish to share. Tableware, coffee and tea will be provided. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped or bagged gift valued no more than $10 (new or like new).

All are welcome to attend even if you don’t want to participate in the game.

Please join us for some holiday cheer!

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

Join Us 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.

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Rain Garden Workshop, Puyallup

Fri, Nov 30 – 8:45am to 3:30pm
Sat, Dec 1 – 9am to 4pm

Allmendinger Center
WSU Puyallup Research Campus
2606 W. Pioneer Avenue
Puyallup, WA 98371

Join us for this fun two day hands-on workshop. Learn the basic steps to design a rain garden and the resources available to assist you in your design. Learn the basics of Stormwater, watersheds, and hydrology. Workshop includes tours of rain gardens and low impact projects.

Cost: Free, but must pre-register. (includes a Rain Garden Manual)