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Yard and Food Composting,

Sat, Sept 14 at 10am
Closed Loop Park Garden

A Master Recycler Composter volunteer will be sharing everything you need to know to be successful at worm composting. Bring you composting questions.

FREE! No pre-registration needed. FREE take home resources will be available.

2019 Bloomin’ Bingo

Thurs, Sept 12
Lacey Community Center
Doors open at 6:15pm
Play from 7-9pm

Play bingo and enjoy a dessert & beverage. Marianne Binetti will again be our Mistress of Ceremonies – keeping participants on their toes with her garden trivia delivered as she calls the bingo numbers.

Prizes are choice plants and garden items.
Everyone takes home a gardening gift!

Reservation form now available at

Master Recycler Composter Volunteer Training

Applications are now available. The deadline to apply is September 13th unless the class is already filled.

Master Recycler Composter (MRC) volunteers are trained on how to reduce waste and increase public awareness about reducing, recycling, and composting in Thurston County. Afterwards course graduates agree to give 25 hours of yearly service inspiring others to reduce waste at home and work.

Participants receive background and hands-on training over nine sessions from county and state educators.

Do you have a passion for recycling, composting, and waste prevention? If so, then apply today! 

Foundation Meeting – Advanced Education Conference 2020

Tues, Sept 24
6:30pm – Membership Meeting
7pm – Speaker: C J Neilson
Topic: Advanced Education Conference 2020

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

C J is going to share her enthusiasm and get us fired up about next year’s conference to be held October 1-3, 2020 in Port Townsend.

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.

Community Events *

Burnt Ridge Nursery Farm & Orchard Tour, Onalaska

Sat, Sept 14
10am to Noon
1:30pm to 3:30pm

RSVP & Tickets are REQUIRED
Make your reservations by calling the office.

Burnt Ridge Nursery
432 Burnt Ridge Rd.
Onalaska, WA 98570
Phone: 360-985-2873

Join us for a public Farm and Nursery Tour, with our founder Michael Dolan leading the way as we share with you our 20 acres of organic fruits and nuts, with a special focus on blueberries, mulberries and other summer fruits.

ADMISSION: $15 per person, or family of up to 4 for $30
Limit of 30 guests will be strictly enforced due to parking limitations; please carpool if you can.

“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.