Naturescaping for Water & Wildlife: Free Class May 30th


“Naturescaping for Water & Wildlife,” a free landscaping class offered by WSU Extension’s Native Plant Salvage Project and Thurston County Stream Team, will be offered Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Olympia.

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Rainier Community Garden Events


We are accepting NEW Participants Now! Great opportunity if you are interested in learning to garden, don’t have gardening space of your own, or just want to give back to the community. We grow fresh vegetables as a collective group and donate a portion to the local food bank.
We would love to have more Master Gardeners and Master Recyclers/Composters join us.
Saturday, May 23rd: Planting Work Party 1 – 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 13th: Weekly Work Parties Begin 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Posted in Announcement, Master Gardener, Master Recycler, Vegetable

2015 Plant Sale Blossoms!


Thanks to the many hands who helped us set a new record for our Plant Sale–over $18,200 in gross receipts last Saturday!

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RSVP for Upcoming Workshops


Small Scale/Apartment Gardening-Compost Sock – May 30th, 10am
Small Scale/Apartment Gardening-Tomato Bucket – June 24th, 6:30pm.

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May Garden Events

Dark Blue Rose of Sharon

Lewis County MG’ Plant Sale– Saturday, May 16th (9am to 4pm) and Sunday, May 17th (10am to 3pm) Expo Hall at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, 2555 North National Avenue, Chehalis, WA 98532 Grays Harbor Home & Garden Show– Saturday, May

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Seasonal Garden Transformations: June 6 Garden Tour

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For the third  installment  Saturday, June 6 – Early Summer – 10am – 12 noon. RSVP by June 3. There are lots of beautiful specimens just awakening in the Seasonal Tranformations Garden and others in full glory. The ornamental grasses are

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June Membership Meeting & Speaker


The Master Gardener Foundation of Thurston County presents: Butterflies in our Gardens
SPEAKER: Idie Ulsh,
Founder of Wa Butterfly Association
Learn how to attract butterflies to your garden, the benefits of doing so, and common butterflies in this area.

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Hardy Fern Plant Sale and Fern Festival – June 5th& 6th


Hardy Fern Foundation Plant Sale & Fern Festival
Friday, June 5th from Noon to 6:30pm
Saturday, June 6th from 9am to 2pm Center for Urban Horticulture

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Fred Meyer Rewards Program Gaining Momentum

A Master Gardener works with two day-camp attendees at Thurston County's Dirt Works demonstration garden.

During the first quarter of 2015, 27 households designated MGFTC and we will be receiving a check for $41.95. Let’s keep going!!!! Link your cards and ask friends and family to link their cards. The more cards that are linked to the MGFTC organization means additional monies received.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Linking you FM Rewards card will NOT make a difference to your personal rewards rebate.

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Join the Master Gardener Foundation of Thurston County


For a yearly membership fee of $10, you can become a member of our Foundation. You don’t even need to be a master gardener or a master recycler-composter! Join our community and you will meet like-minded people interested in gardening,

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