Savor South Sound Brews and Ciders on Aug. 5th at the Fair


It’s time to savor the best flavors that Cascadia brewers, ciderists, and vintners have to offer at the third annual Savor South Sound at the Thurston County Fair. Taste locally crafted beer, wine and cider on Aug 5th & 6th

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Buy Peaches or Nectarines to Support Rainier Community Garden

Peaches, Pears & Nectarines for SALE Order NOW! Every box sold helps support the Rainier Community Garden. Fruit is pesticide free! A 20 lb. box of Peaches or Nectarines is $28.00 and a 26 lb. box of Pears is $24.00.

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NEW Preserve the Taste of Summer: WSU Food Preservation Online Course


Washington State University Extension is announcing a new food preservation program called PRESERVE THE TASTE OF SUMMER. It is a series of eight online lessons for the in-home consumer who wants to learn about food preservation and food safety. It

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2016 FREE Composting Workshops Schedule


Our 2016 Composting Workshop Schedule is posted at Classes run April 23rd – Oct. 8th. See schedule for various locations.

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Join Us and Meet New Friends: Master Gardener Foundation of Thurston County


For a yearly membership fee of $10, you can become a member of our Foundation. You don’t even need to be a master gardener or a master recycler-composter! Join our community and you will meet like-minded people interested in gardening, recycling and composting.

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Visit The Pollinator Garden at Thurston Co. Fair – Aug. 3 – Aug.7th


The Pollinator Garden will be on full display during this year’s Thurston County Fair, from August 3 through August 7, 2016. Stop by and find out how to put in your own pollinator garden. Check out the Olympia Beekeepers Association

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FREE Dirtworks Children’s Garden Programs July 5th – August 23rd

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Join us for summer fun and hands-on learning in the Dirt Works Children’s Garden! WSU Master Gardener volunteers teach children ages 4-12 horticulture and environmental science education through fun and creative activities. Young gardeners are introduced to the art and science of gardening while developing community service values. The bounty raised from the garden will be donated to the Thurston County Food Bank and flowers given to local nursing homes.
Program Schedule & Theme: Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.

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Sign up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program

A Master Gardener works with two day-camp attendees at Thurston County's Dirt Works demonstration garden.

During the first quarter of 2015, 27 households designated MGFTC and we will be receiving a check for $41.95. Let’s keep going!!!! Link your cards and ask friends and family to link their cards. The more cards that are linked to the MGFTC organization means additional monies received.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Linking your FM Rewards card will NOT make a difference to your personal rewards rebate.

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