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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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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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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Check out 2014 Plant Sale Photos


The Master Gardener Foundation of Thurston County had it’s annual plant sale on May 16th, 2014. (In 2015, it’s May 16th at Dirtworks) These are some highlights from last year’s plant sale. Besides plants, we’ll have hypertufa containers, plant stakes,

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Seasonal Garden Transformations: May 2nd Garden Tour

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There are lots of beautiful specimens just awakening in the Seasonal Tranformations Garden and others in full glory. For the second installment May 2nd, we’ll expect to see bleeding heart (formosa), podophyllum, arisaema (Jack in the Pulpit), clematis, Solomon Seal,

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Waste Not Swap April 22nd Fairgrounds

Join us Wednesday, April 22nd at Thurston County Fairgrounds Benoschek building from 6-8pm for the 1st annual WASTE NOT SWAP!

Tickets are $5 at the door per adult or $10 per family. Open to all. All proceeds go to the Master Gardener Foundation of Thurston County which supports the Master Gardener & Master Recycler Composter community education programs. Refreshments will be served.

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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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