Composting Workshops

Workshops are offered from May through October at Closed Loop Park, Dirt Works and Olympia Farmers Market demonstration gardens. Workshops alternate between Yard Waste and Worms / Kitchen Waste.

Yard Waste Workshop


Master Recycler Composters will teach you how to make rich compost for your garden in a demonstration clinic. Free public workshop. Question and Answer atmosphere. No pre-registration is necessary.

Worm Bin (Food Waste) Workshop


Master Recycler Composters will teach a how-to workshop on worm bin composting. Free public workshop. Question and Answer atmosphere. No pre-registration is necessary.

2016  Composting Workshop Schedule

Current schedule can be found at

Closed Loop Park is located just inside the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center entrance at 2418 Hogum Bay Road in Lacey (Hawk’s Prairie). Closed Loop Park is open the same hours at the Waste and Recovery Center. [map] For hours visit

Dirt Works Garden is located inside Yauger Park in West Olympia. Yauger Park entrance is on Alta Street off of Capital Mall Drive. The entrance to the garden is located at the end of the Yauger Park parking lot next to the new Community Garden. [map]

*During the Plant Sale, take home composting information will be available throughout the sale. Master Recycler Composter volunteers will be stationed by the composting area to answer questions.

Olympia Farmers Market Garden (Gallacci Gardens) is located on the East side of the Market. The Market is located at 700 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501 From I-5, take exit 105A, to City Center After passing through the Capital Campus underpass, turn right on Capitol Way. Proceed north through downtown Olympia,toward the waterfront. Plenty of free parking behind the Market, at the end of Capitol Way [map]

WSU Thurston County Extension Office is located at 5033 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia, WA 98502 [map]

October  2016
Events on Oct 12, 2016
  • Board Meeting
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: Oct 12, 2016 - 6:30 pm
    Location: Extension Office
Events on Oct 18, 2016
  • Annual Retreat/Goal Setting
    Starts: 4:30 pm
    Ends: Oct 18, 2016 - 6:20 pm
    Location: Extension Office
    Description: yearly retreat to set goals for 2017 for Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 4:30 p.m. at the extension office. We would certainly love and appreciate your presence and input!!! You are all important in this process! We usually potluck our dinner, so an RSVP at your earliest convenience would be super.

    Please try to make this meeting if at all possible. If any of you are working and can't make it right at 4:30, please come as soon as you can. If you can't attend due to a prior commitment, please let me know your thoughts concerning foundation goals for 2017. Thanks, and hope to hear from you soon -
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