Composting Workshops

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


(10 a.m. start time unless noted)


Saturday May 16th Yard Waste Dirt Works
(Plant Sale*)
Saturday May 16th Worms/Kitchen Waste (11 a.m.) Dirt Works
(Plant Sale*)
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¬†

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]

October  2015
Events on Oct 10, 2015
  • Yard & Worm Composting Class
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: Oct 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Dirt Works Demonstration Garden and Composting Site, Alta Street Southwest, Olympia, WA
    Description: FREE Yard & Worm Composting Class. No pre-registration necessary.
    (Putting Worms to Bed for the Winter)
Events on Oct 14, 2015
  • MGFTC Board Mtg
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: Oct 14, 2015 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Thurston County Extension, Harrison Avenue Northwest, Olympia, WA, United States
Events on Oct 21, 2015
  • Annual Board Retreat
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: Oct 22, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: Location to designated.
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