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Growing Through the Decades – Celebration Garden Tour, Olympia

Sat, July 13
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate milestone anniversaries of our demonstration gardens!
Enjoy the day touring one, two or all three, unique public gardens.
This event is FREE and happens rain or shine.

* Gain ideas and inspiration.
* Participate in special anniversary activities at each of the gardens.
* Get your gardening, composting and recycling questions answered.

Foundation Meeting – Edible Landscaping

Thurs, June 20
6:30pm – Membership Meeting
7pm – Speaker: Lisa Taylor
Topic: Edible Landscaping

The Salvation Army Community Center
1505 4th Avenue E.
Olympia, WA 98501

Come join us for an evening learning about Edible Landscaping!

Non-members pay $5 at the door.

Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens, Thurston County

Here in Thurston County we are lucky to have three Demonstration Gardens which serve as examples to the public of the gardening techniques and recommendations from the WSU Master Gardeners and Master Recycler Composters.

DirtWorks will be open on three select Thursday evenings from 5-8pm during the months of June, July and August with a special focus/demonstration:
• June 27 – square foot gardening (workshop starts at 6pm in the gazebo)
• July 25 – fairy and miniature gardening
• August 22 – food and yard waste composting (workshop starts at 6pm in the gazebo)

These times are in addition to the regular weekly hours the gardens are open. Click “Read more” for garden locations and a complete list of all the garden hours.

Make time to come and visit us this summer!

Garden Question/Answer Clinic

Do you have a plant eaten-up by bugs or diseases? Maybe you have a plant or weed you cannot identify? Do you have a problem area in your yard and need advice on what to plant?

That’s where the WSU Master Gardener volunteers of Thurston County can help. You can call or email the clinic with your questions or drop by the office in person to get answers.

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Native Plant Salvage Plant Walks, Olympia

4th Thursdays at 6pm
McLane Creak Nature Trails

Join the Native Plant Salvage for a series of informational Plant Walks, this spring and summer. Walks will be held on the fourth Thursday of every month April – July.

These walks are a great way to learn native plants, botanize with friends, and enjoy a beautiful afternoon outdoors!

“From the Ground Up” Gardening Workshop, Tacoma

Sat, June 22
8am to 3:30pm

Franklin Pierce High School & Farm
11002 18th Ave. East
Tacoma WA

Educational summer workshop for Master Gardeners, home gardeners, and garden enthusiasts. Choose your path for the day from twelve morning classroom sessions and five afternoon hands-on sessions. Presented by WSU Master Gardeners of Pierce County, Tacoma.

Cost: $40 (additional fee for optional lunch)

Keynote Speakers: Sue Goetz (Landscape Designer) & Merrill Peterson (Author, PNW Insects Field Guide)

To learn more about the workshops and to register, visit the Pierce County Master Gardener website.

“Oly Grown” – Local Gardening Show

Oly Grown on Cable Channel 22 
Sun at 7:30 pm
Tues at 3:30 pm and
Thurs at 7:30 pm

Don’t have cable? You can watch on Oly Grown’s Facebook and YouTube pages.