Join the Foundation

Becoming a Master Gardener Foundation member is a two step process:

  1. Complete and submit an application form. You can do this online or by mail.
    Choose the method you prefer:
    * Online Membership Application Form
    * Printable Membership Application Form (PDF)
  2. Pay your annual dues online with a credit card
    (a small transaction fee will be added)
    – OR –
    Mail a check made payable to MGFTC to:
    MGFTC Attn: Membership
    P.O. Box 165
    Olympia,  WA 98507-0165

Foundation Membership

Membership is for a calendar year, January-December. You do not need to be a Master Gardener or Master Recycler Composter to be a member, and joining does not confer Master Gardener status.

Membership helps support the WSU Thurston County Master Gardener and Master Recycler Compost Programs. By becoming a member, you become part of a network that encourages sustainable gardening and promotes environmental stewardship practices, thereby improving quality of life for Thurston County residents.


  • Individual and associate members – $10 for the year
  • Business or corporate members – $25 for the year

Membership Benefits

  • Regular membership meetings that include time to mingle with other gardeners and lectures by notable garden experts.
  • Regular e-mail updates on local gardening events and resources.
  • Discounted prices for lectures, activities, events, and garden tours. Generally, these unique gardens tours are not open to the public.
  • Opportunities to lead, learn new skills, and contribute to the health of the community.
  • Voting privileges that influence Foundation policy.
  • Friendships with like-minded people

Membership Fee Usage

  • Fund the operation and maintenance of the gardens at Dirt Works, Olympia Farmers Market and Closed Loop Park.
  • Fund scholarships in the horticulture field.
  • Fund two public diagnostic clinics for plant and pest identification with troubleshooting options.

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