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Soil vs. Dirt Workshop, Olympia

Sat, April 27
10:30am to 12:00pm

WSU Thurston County Extension Office
3054 Carpenter Rd. SE
Benoschek Building
Olympia, WA 98503

Presenter: MG Toni Ghazal

Soil is an ecosystem that is under our feet and we rarely think about it.
What is the difference between dirt and soil?
What are the functions of soil and what is the structure of soil?
Who lives in your soil?
Tips on how to have an active soil.

Join us and walk away with some new ideas on keeping your soil healthy and happy.

This workshop is free. No RSVP needed, just show up.

Master Gardener Foundation Plant Sale

Sat, May 18 – 9am to 4pm
Yauger Park, Olympia

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.

Thousands of Plants & Experts to Help You Pick Them!

Great Plant Picks
Flowering Shrubs including: Peonies, Hydrangeas, Roses
Select Perennials, Shrubs & Trees
Berries & Veggies
Native Plants
Plant Supports, Hypertufa, Garden Art & Accessories

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.

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Native Plant Salvage Plant Walks, Olympia

4th Thursdays at 6pm
McLane Creak Nature Trails

Join the Native Plant Salvage for a series of informational Plant Walks, this spring and summer. Walks will be held on the fourth Thursday of every month April – July.

These walks are a great way to learn native plants, botanize with friends, and enjoy a beautiful afternoon outdoors!

Spring Lawn Renovation, Sumner

Sat, April 27 – 10am

Windmill Gardens
16009 60th Street East
Sumner, WA 98390

Spring lawn renovation with Hendrikus Organics

Learn how to renovate your lawn organically! Have a healthy green lawn without all the crazy growth! Using Organic products isn’t just a green thing to do, but the best way to have a healthy lawn. From seeds to soil amendments and fertilizers, we will set you in the direction of a healthy, green lawn.

Cost: FREE but need to register in advance.