Dirt Works Children’s Garden

Kids gardening

Kids gardening

Dirt Works Children’s Garden provides a FREE summer program held on Tuesdays with special events on some Saturdays. The activities are led by WSU Thurston County Master Gardeners.

Weekly garden chores allow children to work alongside Master Gardeners and learn. There are also games, stories and crafts based on a garden subject. Children ages 4 years through 12 years may participate. This program is designed for individuals, no large groups (i.e. day cares, youth groups, youth camps etc.)

Chaperones (18+) must accompany children at all times.

Although programs are free, we ask that you 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.

When you arrive you will be asked to sign-in and complete/turn in a participation form. The participation form can be downloaded by clicking on this link. Either complete the form ahead of time and bring it with you OR complete the form at the garden before the program begins. Each child must have a completed form on file to participate.

If my child is unable to attend, I agree to email children-garden@mgftc.org to let them know by Monday evening prior to the program class.

Activity Dates and Times

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

2018 Information (Click to download 2018 brochure)

  • July 10th– Plant Parts & Puns & Fun
  • July 17th – Sensational Seeds
  • July 24th – Bee-tastic Pollinators
  • July 31st – Vermi-”wormy”-Compost
  • August 7th – Rainbow Dye Garden
  • August 14th – Veggie Superheroes
  • August 21st – Fairy & Gnome Fest

Please e-mail children-garden@mgftc.org and provide your name, contact information and age(s) of children planning to attend.

Garden features

  • Raised planting beds for vegetables and ornamentals
  • Gardening displays for the physically challenged
  • Flowers for cutting and drying
  • Plants that are fragrant
  • Herbs, sunflowers, pumpkins
  • Bee and Butterfly garden
  • Compost area
  • Fruit trees and small fruits

Location and Directions

Dirt Works is in west Olympia on Alta Street off of Capital Mall Drive, behind The Park at Cooper Point Apartments and Yauger Park. Go to the middle of the parking lot to park near to the garden entrance. Walk down the Nature Trail by the kiosk with the green roof and the garden entrance will be on your left. [map]

Contact

children-garden@mgftc.org