Mark your calendars: 2015 Plant Sale on Saturday, May 16th

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Master Gardener Foundation of Thurston County presents our annual plant sale at Dirt Works in Yauger Park. Time: 9 am – 4 pm.

The sale features a wide variety of plants including Great Plant Picks, Perennials, Shrubs/Trees, Grasses, Native Plants, Heirloom Tomato starts, and Herb/Vegetable starts, as well as garden related items such as plant supports, stakes, hypertufa planters and live worms for worm bins.

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Learn To Save Seeds: South Sound Seed Coalition Training Sessions


The South Sound Seed Coalition will sponsor 4 quarterly, Saturday training sessions on February 7, April 18, July 11, and October 17. The training sessions will be held at the Eastside Urban Farm & Garden Center, located at 2326 4th

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Save the Date: Fern Workshop

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Tuesday, March 24th at 1pm at the WSU Extension office, 5033 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia. FREE.  Check website for more details. Volunteers and the public are welcome. Learn how to grow and establish ferns in your garden, including in the

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Make & Take Straw Bale Gardening Workshop


Saturday, April 18th  10am  Cost: $5. Register by March 13th so that we have a straw bale for you! WSU Extension Office-5033 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia 98502. Everyone who takes the class will walk away with a planted mini-straw bale.

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Check out 2014 Plant Sale Photos


The Master Gardener Foundation of Thurston County had our annual plant sale in May last year. (This year it’s May 16th, Dirtworks) These are some highlights from last year’s plant sale. Besides plants, we’ll have hypertufa containers, plant stakes, compost

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Seasonal Garden Transformations

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Watching a garden develop through the year is awe inspiring. In celebration of this, the MGFTC is offering an opportunity to experience one garden as it transforms from awakening to maturity and riotous color over four visits: Saturday, March 14th

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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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Fred Meyer Rewards can help us grow


Sign up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards card to the Master Gardener Foundation of Thurston County at their website: You can search for us by name or by our non-profit #91576.

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Soil Tests: Useful for the Home Gardener?


A soil test is the first step to improving your soil and all you have to invest is $25 and a little time. Fall is a good time to test soil because you then have time to add some soil

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Salmonberry Flower

RUBUS! Have you seen our old friend Rubus? Yes, you bet you have. Two familiar members of the genus Rubus we see locally are salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) and thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus), both native to western and northern America with fruit

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