Author: Lynette Anderson

“From the Ground Up” Gardening Workshop, Tacoma

Sat, June 23
8am to 3:30pm

Franklin Pierce High School & Farm
11002 18th Ave. East
Tacoma WA

Educational summer workshop for Master Gardeners, home gardeners, and garden enthusiasts. Choose your path for the day from twelve morning classroom sessions and five afternoon hands-on sessions. Presented by WSU Master Gardeners of Pierce County, Tacoma.

Cost: $40 includes lunch
Keynote Speakers: Marianne Binetti and Linda Chalker-Scott
Check the Pierce County Master Gardener website for more details.

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 – August.

These walks are a great way to learn native plants, botanize with friends, and enjoy a beautiful afternoon outdoors! Each Plant Walk will begin at 6 p.m. sharp, at the McLane Creek Nature Trails in Olympia. Please be sure to arrive a few minutes early so that we can get started on time!

Foundation Meeting & Guest Speaker

Wed, June 20
6pm – Doors Open
6:30pm – Membership Meeting
7pm – Presentation by Erica Guttman

Thurston County Public Health Department
412 Lilly Road NE
Olympia WA 98506

Erica Guttman, Senior Extension Coordinator and Educator with Thurston County Cooperative Extension, will be joining us to share her passion for fabulous plants with other plant geeks! First she will discuss some design ideas to reduce maintenance, protect water, and support small wildlife. Then she’ll talk about experiences with her favorite plants—from old standbys to newer cultivars—appropriate for various site conditions. She looks forward to a robust exchange of ideas and experiences with the group.

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

Container Gardening Alternative – Growing Lettuce in a Compost Sock, Olympia

Thurs, June 28
Dirt Works Demonstration Garden, Olympia

Dirt Works Demonstration Garden will be open on three Thursday’s evenings from 5pm to 8pm during the months of June, July and August. Enjoy a summer evening stroll. Each of these evenings will have a special focus/demonstration.

Focus for Thursday evenings in July and August
July 26th – Yard & Food Waste Composting
August 23rd – Fairy and Miniature Gardening

Lakewold Gardens: “Learn in the Garden” Lecture Series, Lakewood

Growing Fuchsias
Thurs, June 14 at 10am

Donna Fellows comes to us from the WSU Pierce County Master Gardener Program and has been growing these plants for many years. She will be sharing her tricks for keeping these colorful jewels in our gardens. Click here to register.

Register early as class size is limited!

For a list of additional workshops or to register visit the Lakewold Gardens Web site .