Jamming & Preserving Your Harvest


July 14, 5:30 – 7:30pm at GRuB (Garden-Raised Bounty) 2016 Elliot Avenue NW, Olympia, 98502Workshop Facilitator: Heather Rudich Come join GRuB’s Farm Manager Heather in the GRuB Farmhouse kitchen to learn about the wonders of preserving your harvest. She will

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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.

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Apartment Gardening / Tomato Bucket Workshop June 24th


Apartment Gardening Workshop-Tomato Buckets – June 24th, 6:30pm.

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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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Register Now for 2015 WSU Master Gardener Conference


The conference will be held September 16-19 at the Hilton Vancouver, WA. Your full conference registration includes your choice of 8 of the 32 scintillating seminars presented by experts in the fields of Food Gardening, Environmental Issues, General Gardening and Volunteer Leadership Skills. Go to the registration website for detailed descriptions of each seminar as well as bios for our list of very qualified speakers.

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Seasonal Garden Transformations: August 8th Garden Tour


Saturday, August 8 – Summer Splendor – 5pm – 8pm. RSVP by July 29. Summer drought is in full force, but with a little care, the fuchsia, dahlia, hydrangea, late daylilies, oriental lilies, etc. are the ongoing treats of the

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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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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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