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

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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

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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 http://ext100.wsu.edu/thurston/gardening/composting/

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 http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/solidwaste/garbage/garbage-hours.htm


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]

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Events on Aug 2, 2016
  • Children's Garden Class: Vermi –“wormy”- Composting
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: Aug 2, 2016 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Dirt Works Demonstration Garden and Composting Site, Alta St SW, Olympia, WA 98502, United States
    Description: Vermicomposting is a great way to utilize plant based kitchen scraps and the results are incredibly beneficial for the garden. Learn how to start your own worm bin and take home a wiggly worm craft.
    Register in advance by the Friday before the program you plan to attend. Please e-mail children-garden@mgftc.org and provide your name, contact information and age(s) of children planning to attend.
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Events on Aug 9, 2016
  • Children's Garden Class: The Garden at Night
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: Aug 9, 2016 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Dirt Works Demonstration Garden and Composting Site, Alta St SW, Olympia, WA 98502, United States
    Description: The “Night Garden” is a wonderful place to experience and this session will explore the various activities of plants and animals that take place while you are sleeping. An owl craft will provide a great reminder of these elusive creatures of the night.
    Register in advance by the Friday before the program you plan to attend. Please e-mail children-garden@mgftc.org and provide your name, contact information and age(s) of children planning to attend.
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Events on Aug 11, 2016
  • Summer Picnic Potluck
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: Aug 11, 2016 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Dirtworks
    Description: RSVP to Cori (carltoc@co.thurston.wa.us) with your name and the number attending by Noon on Aug. 11th
    BRING: A dish to pass and a chair.
    WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED: Tables to eat at, drinks (water and lemonade), and table service (plates, silverware, cups, napkins)
    PLUS: we’ll have fabulous plant door prizes and an Olympics-themed trivia game….come learn how plants were used in the Olympics. Fabulous prizes await!!!
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Events on Aug 16, 2016
  • Children's Garden Class: Beneficial Insects
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: Aug 16, 2016 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Dirt Works Demonstration Garden and Composting Site, Alta St SW, Olympia, WA 98502, United States
    Description: There are “good” bugs and “bad” bugs for the garden and this class will show you how to tell the difference and make it a better world for those beneficial insects. A creative insect craft will be available for each child to take home.
    Register in advance by the Friday before the program you plan to attend. Please e-mail children-garden@mgftc.org and provide your name, contact information and age(s) of children planning to attend.
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Events on Aug 17, 2016
  • Board Meeting
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: Aug 17, 2016 - 6:30 pm
    Location: Extension Office
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Events on Aug 23, 2016
  • Children's Garden Class: Garden Game Day
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: Aug 23, 2016 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Dirt Works Demonstration Garden and Composting Site, Alta St SW, Olympia, WA 98502, United States
    Description: Join us for a great day of fun and games in the garden. We will be harvesting veggies and then playing an assortment of board games and active games that will focus on various garden themes. A craft using “garden” plants will be a fun activity to take home.
    Register in advance by the Friday before the program you plan to attend. Please e-mail children-garden@mgftc.org and provide your name, contact information and age(s) of children planning to attend.
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