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Thurston County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Sat, May 19 – 9am to 4pm
Dirtworks Demonstration Garden

Thousands of Plants & Experts to Help You Pick Them!

We have thousands of plants including: berries & veggies, ornamental evergreens, select perennials, shrubs and trees, native plants, and Great Plant Picks. We’ll also have a question/answer booth ready for you.

Along with the sale, Dirt Works demonstration garden at Yauger Park is also open to the public the whole day. Walk through the many teaching gardens and learn new ways of gardening. Education about plants, growing your own food, water-wise gardening and composting are major focuses of the event.

We will also be offering a variety of garden related handcrafted items for sale including: plant supports/stakes, planters, and an array of decorative garden art.

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Community Gardens

Want to grow your own veggies this summer? Don’t have a sunny fenced space in your yard to use? … or maybe you don’t want that hefty water bill? There are eleven community gardens in Thurston County that have plots you can use.

For more information about community gardens or to find one near you, visit the Thurston County Health Department’s website .

Lakewold Gardens: “Learn in the Garden” Lecture Series, Lakewood

Planning Your Home Orchard…
Thurs, April 19

…And other basic questions of life for the amateur fruit grower. Sam Benowitz returns to Lakewold Gardens for the second year with knowledge of the best varieties for our region.

Register early as class size is limited!

For a list of additional workshops or to register visit the Lakewold Gardens Web site .

Washington Native Plant Society Spring Plant Sale, Olympia

Sat, April 21
9am to 3pm

Capitol Museum Coach House
211 21st Ave. SW Olympia

Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) South Sound Chapter will hold a native plant sale on Earth Day. Get expert advice on adding native plants to your landscape. Great selection, great prices. See our website for plants that will be available while supplies last.

Webinar: Twofer Perennials – Plants with Eye-Catching Flowers and Foliage

Thurs, April 26
11am (Pacific time)
Live Webinar (online seminar)

Do you dream of a garden packed with abundance, drama and multi-season interest? Then this lecture is for you. Discover knockout perennials that dazzle the eye with a one-two punch – extraordinary flowers and foliage. There is never a dull moment using these standouts in the landscape. Superstars for all light conditions, ranging from Zones 3 to 8, will be featured. The presentation also includes some top-rated sources for these plants, including local garden centers.

Plant Walk, Olympia

Thurs, April 26
6pm to 7:30pm
McLane Creek

Join the Native Plant Salvage Foundation for monthly native plant walks this spring and summer (April-August) on 4th Thursdays beginning at 6:00 PM at the McLane Creek Nature Trail. Two levels of instruction each walk, Introductory and Exploratory. Suggested donation: $5-20. Discover Pass required.

Steps to Growing Nutrient Dense Food, Sumner

Sat, April 28 at 10am
Windmill Gardens

Say goodbye to GMO’s, growth hormones and antibiotics! It’s time to go beyond the organic standards and learn about holistic gardening…perfect for all plant based diets: vegan, vegetarian and carnivores, as well. Nick Penovich, the owner of Soil Science Products, discusses how to get 72 different minerals and micro-nutrients into your soil and 7 different amino acids to help build soil structure to get those omega-3 nutrients and antioxidants available to produce nutrient dense food in your garden. This eye-opening class will be the one you won’t want to miss this growing season!

FREE but need to register in advance at 253-863-5843

Beyond Flooding: Climate Conversations, Olympia

Wed, May 9- Species Shifts and Habitat Changes

Olympia City Hall
601 4th Ave E, Olympia

What does all of this mean, and how will it affect us? Join us and our guest speakers for three engaging talks discussing the Effects of Weather and Stormwater Responses, Species Shifts and Habitat Changes and the Effects of Wildfire and Climate.

Alpine Flowers of Mount Rainier,Tacoma

Wed, May 9, 2018

Tacoma Nature Center
1919 South Tyler Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

Sponsored by the Native Plant Society
If you are not a member a membership fee may apply.

Wild flower enthusiast and photographer, Donovan Tracy will discuss the amazing flowers found in the alpine zones of Mount Rainier. Donovan is a volunteer at the UW Herbarium, co-author of Alpine Flowers of Mount Rainier and developer of the website Flowers of Rainier featuring over 250 species and 10 wildflower hikes.

Fuchsia Plant Sale, Tumwater

May 12-13
9am to 3pm

Tumwater Falls Park
110 Deschutes Way SW

Are you a fuchsia lover? The Northwest Fuchsia Society has regional plant sales throughout western Washington. Check out their Olympia sale for unique, hard to find varieties.