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Tues, Feb. 27 – Foundation Meeting and Potluck

Potluck at 6pm
Speaker at 7pm
Thurston County Public Health Department

Laura Westrup will share what she has picked up through hit-or-miss opportunities regarding planting medium, type of wood needed and when it is best to take the cuttings. This presentation will involve a short PowerPoint presentation and lots of hands on fun with many giveaways for all.

There will also be a potluck at 6pm, prior to the presentation. Please bring a dish to share and your own tableware (utensils/plates/cups).

The public is welcome – no preregistration required. Admission is $5 for non-Foundation members, so feel free to invite your family, friends, and neighbors.

Sat, Mar. 24 – Growing Vegetables 101

11am to 12:30pm
Tumwater Timberland Library

Learn tips on where to put a garden, when to plant it, how to read a seed packet and find out the best varieties to grow in Thurston County.

No RSVP needed, just show up.

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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Sat, Feb. 24 – Pruning and Care of Landscape Trees, Tacoma

This free workshop is offered by EnviroHouse at two times:
10:30am and 1:30pm
Advance registration is required.

To register visit the EnviroHouse website.

Tues, Feb. 27 – “Beauty and the Beast” Webinar

11am Pacific Time

This 60 -75 minute Webinar, produced and presented by nationally renowned garden educator, author and design consultant, Kerry Ann Mendez, is offered to registrants for a fee of $9.00 and is suitable for viewing by individuals (not groups) on their personal electronic devices.

Kerry has three additional webinars scheduled in Feb./Mar./April. If you register for all 4 webinars there is a discount and you pay only $32 for all 4 webinars.

Sat, Mar. 3 – Pruning Fruit Trees & Vines Workshop, Sumner

10am at Windmill Gardens

Seattle Fruit Tree Alumni and Master Gardener Larry Davis, presents…

Pruning Fruit Trees & Vines in the Pacific Northwest
Prune trees and vines for a bountiful crop. This tenured Master Gardener shows how to start a new tree off right or to improve a mature tree. Espalier and trellis training will also be covered.

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

Sun, Mar. 4 – Tips for Carefree Landscapes, Sumner

11am at Windmill Gardens

Join Marianne Binetti as she shares tips for easy care landscapes. Planning ahead to enjoy your landscape more and work less with plant placement, plant pairing, and pruning for practical and pretty gardens are the key. Learn tips for lawn care, a shrub border for year long color, and the best perennials for our climate.

Cost: $5, plus tax. Must register and pay in advance.

Through the Garden Gate Workshop Series, Shelton

Select Saturdays
Now – Mar. 31
9am to noon

Cost: $5 per workshop (pay at the door)

Through the Garden Gate Workshops are presented by Mason County Master Gardeners.

For a list of dates and workshops visit the Shelton Garden Workshop web page .