Workshops are offered from May through October at Closed Loop Park, Dirt Works and Olympia Farmers Market demonstration gardens. Workshops alternate between Yard Waste and Worms / Kitchen Waste.
Yard Waste Workshop
Master Recycler Composters will teach you how to make rich compost for your garden in a demonstration clinic. Free public workshop. Question and Answer atmosphere. No pre-registration is necessary.
Worm Bin (Food Waste) Workshop
Master Recycler Composters will teach a how-to workshop on worm bin composting. Free public workshop. Question and Answer atmosphere. No pre-registration is necessary.
2015 Composting Workshop Schedule
|Saturday||May 16th||Yard Waste||Dirt Works
|Saturday||May 16th||Worms/Kitchen Waste (11 a.m.)||Dirt Works
|Saturday||June 13th||Worms/Kitchen Waste||Closed Loop Park|
|Thursday||July 16th||Yard and worm composting for small spaces||Olympia Farmers Market Garden|
|Saturday||August 1st||Yard Waste||Dirt Works|
|Saturday||September 5th||Yard Waste||Closed Loop Park|
|Saturday||October 10th||Worm composting-putting worms to bed for the winter||Dirt Works|
Closed Loop Park is located just inside the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center entrance at 2418 Hogum Bay Road in Lacey (Hawk’s Prairie). Closed Loop Park is open the same hours at the Waste and Recovery Center. [map] For hours visit http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/solidwaste/garbage/garbage-hours.htm
Dirt Works Garden is located inside Yauger Park in West Olympia. Yauger Park entrance is on Alta Street off of Capital Mall Drive. The entrance to the garden is located at the end of the Yauger Park parking lot next to the new Community Garden. [map]
*During the Plant Sale, take home composting information will be available throughout the sale. Master Recycler Composter volunteers will be stationed by the composting area to answer questions.
Olympia Farmers Market Garden (Gallacci Gardens) is located on the East side of the Market. The Market is located at 700 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501 From I-5, take exit 105A, to City Center After passing through the Capital Campus underpass, turn right on Capitol Way. Proceed north through downtown Olympia,toward the waterfront. Plenty of free parking behind the Market, at the end of Capitol Way [map]