Committees

As with many organizations, there are committees of volunteers who plan, organize and execute the bulk of the work. If you wish to volunteer for any of the committees, email us at info@mgftc.org.

Calendar

This committee is responsible for producing and selling the MGFTC Gardening Through the Seasons Calendar.  Each year they ask members to submit photos of plants or landscapes for the calendar.  They then choose the photographs, develop gardening tips, work with the vendor, and sell the calendars. 

Communications

This committee coordinates with the MG Program and various committees providing outreach to Foundation members and the public regarding Foundation activities. It ensures that the content and format of the MGFTC website and promotional materials have consistent, current messages distributed to increase Foundation visibility and outreach throughout Thurston County.

Fall Fundraiser

This committee solicits prizes for, plans and runs the Fall Fundraiser. Traditionally the event includes an entertaining and educational presentation from Marianne Binetti, our local national gardening celebrity, sharing her passion for gardening with hilarity and witty wordplay. Several prize drawings are held for garden related items.

Grants/Scholarship

This committee seeks funding to support the Foundation, WSU Master Gardener and Master Composter/Recycler educational programs, ongoing operations, and enhancement for our three demonstration gardens and the plant sale nursery in Thurston County. Committee members typically meet monthly to discuss the Foundation’s needs. We then identify opportunities and apply to potential Grantmakers and sponsors that are a good match.

Handicraft

This committee is in charge of making and selling handcrafted garden themed items to raise funds for the Foundation. New members and ideas are always welcome.

Irrigation

This is a joint MGFTC and Master Gardener Program committee, to develop and implement irrigation plans for the three demonstration gardens and the plant sale nursery. The MGFTC has committed funding to support this project. This Committee will disband when the project is completed.

Membership

This committee is in charge of keeping our membership records up to date, collecting membership dues and recording attendance at membership meetings. This committee also assists in promoting membership through newsletter articles and the annual membership drive.

Plant Sale

This committee meets weekly, March through October, to care for a variety of trees, shrubs and perennials for sale at the MGFTC Plant Sale Nursery. Many plants are donated and need to be divided, re-potted and groomed for later sale.

Publicity

This committee is in charge of promotion for fundraising and other Foundation activities. Utilizing developed procedures and a menu of resources, events will be publicized in a timely fashion. Some of the activities include flyer distribution, online event posting and press release distribution.

Retail Sales

This committee is in charge of organizing the sale of garden related clothing and items with the MG logo at meetings and classes throughout the year.

Website

This committee is charged with development and/or maintenance of the Foundation website.