Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Washington State University Extension to provide science-based information to home gardeners about best gardening practices.

Master Recycler Composter volunteers are trained on how to reduce waste and increase public awareness of opportunities to prevent waste, recycle and compost in Thurston County.

Our Foundation supports the efforts of both programs through fundraising, organizing educational events, managing demonstration gardens and more. Learn more about the Foundation by visiting the Get to Know Us page.

Ask A Master Gardener! Visit the WSU Thurston County Extension website to get your questions answered by an certified Washington State University (WSU) Master Gardener volunteer. This service is FREE for Thurston County residents.

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Fri, August 9 – 9 to 11am
NEW LOCATION

Summer is flying by and our third and last photo class is coming right up!

We’ve made a location change to Tami’s garden on the west side.

We’ll be reviewing the photography rules, adding a few more ideas and then discussing and demonstrating editing techniques to make your photos “pop”.
Both cameras and phones are welcome.

Taught by Tami Shaughnessy and Andie Goff.

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Reuse, Recycle and Redesign your landscape for less money and less maintenance.

Thurs, Sept 12 – 6:30 to 8:00 pm PDT
Virtual Presentation via Zoom
Sponsored by Olympia Federal Savings
$35 per Registration

The Master Gardener Foundation of Thurston County (MGFTC) hosts their fifth virtual fundraiser with local gardening expert Marianne Binetti entertaining and informing with creative garden ideas
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Be on your toes for great prize drawings during the evening!

To register visit our Fall Fundraiser webpage.

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2024 Advanced Education Conference
September 27-28
Virtual Conference

The virtual 2024 advanced education conference, Gardening in a Changing Climate, provides exceptional opportunities with high-quality classes and instructors. WSU Extension Master Gardeners earn continuing education hours improving their ability to teach sustainable horticulture skills across Washington.

The conference is open to the public.

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