Fall Fundraiser

The Master Gardener Foundation of Thurston County (MGFTC) hosts their fifth virtual fundraiser with local gardening expert Marianne Binetti entertaining and informing with creative garden ideas.

Sponsored by
Olympia Federal Savings

Dirt Cheap Garden Magic
Reuse, Recycle and Redesign your landscape for less money and less maintenance.

Virtual Presentation
by Marianne Binetti
(via Zoom)

Thurs, Sept. 12, 2024
6:30 to 8:00 pm

Registration – $35
Register via Cheddar Up
Each registration enters you in our prize drawings.
Must be present to win.

Join Marianne as she wields her magic wand to share ideas to add plants you have propagated to your garden or be creative and redesign around garden art made from found objects. Want to repurpose household items and learn how to recycle everything from old carpets to coffee grounds? Pick up some easy maintenance ideas to lighten your garden work delivered with light hearted style and fun ideas.

Prize Drawings!

A Grand Prize Drawing will be held at the end of the presentation for a future private tour of Marianne Binetti’s garden for up to 10 people!

Plus additional Prize Drawings throughout the presentation for gift certificates to local nurseries and our own Plant Sale, as well as garden tools and garden related handicraft items.

Marianne Binetti is the local area’s national gardening celebrity, sharing her passion for gardening with hilarity and witty wordplay. She has a degree in horticulture from Washington State University and has written or co-written 10 gardening books and writes a syndicated gardening column that runs in several newspapers each week including the Tacoma News Tribune and The Olympian. Marianne lectures and gives seminars on a variety of topics, has appeared on HGTV and hosts radio and TV programs. Marianne and husband Joe lead garden tours around the world.

Funds raised from this event support education and enhancements at three demonstration/learning gardens in Thurston County (Olympia Farmers Market, garden, Closed Loop Park at the county waste management site, Dirt Works at Yauger Park) and free outreach programs in gardening, composting and recycling related topics throughout the county.