Composting Information

Thurston County Master Recycler Composters provide training and workshops and also support composting activities at the Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens. The classes leading to Master Recycler Composter certification are available to the public. Go to the master/recycler/composter program page for information about the classes and how to sign up.

Composting workshops for the public will be held during the year. Composting information is also available from Master Recycler Composters working at the Demonstration Gardens, and there will be multiple workshops at the MGTFC Plant Sale at Dirt Works Garden. In addition, composting questions can be directed to the ask-a-master-recycler-composter page.

Can’t wait for a workshop to get started? The following will tell you everything you always wanted to know about composting your yard and kitchen waste:
http://gardening.wsu.edu/compost-and-mulch/.

Need a compost recipe? Composting DOs and DON’Ts? Compost troubleshooting help? These websites have recipes and problem diagnosis and treatment info:
http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/publicworks/pdf/solidwaste/easycomposting.pdf
http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/naturalyardcare/recipe.asp

King County Worm bin composting information

Thurston County-specific information and lots of other useful composting tips:
http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/solidwaste/organics/organics-home.htm.

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Events on Aug 2, 2015
  • Seasonal Garden Transformations
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: Aug 2, 2015 - 8:00 pm
    Description: Summer Splendor – 5pm – 8pm. RSVP by July 29 to Suzannah at klanies@co.thurston.wa.us and you will receive garden directions at that time. 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 summer garden. This last visit will include a demonstration of making semi-hard wood cuttings using currant and hydrangea plants. Dahlia cuttings will also be discussed, but this is really a technique to use in the spring. Wine and cheese for tasting will be provided as a special treat. Additional wine will be available at cost per serving.
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Events on Aug 4, 2015
  • Free Summer Gardening Programs for children ages years old
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: Aug 4, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Dirt Works Children’s Garden, Yaeger Park, Olympia WA
    Description: Programs are free but we ask that you please register so we can better prepare and serve you. Space is limited.

    Registration information will be posted here after June 1st.
    More Info at http://ext100.wsu.edu/thurston/gardening/
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Events on Aug 11, 2015
  • Free Summer Gardening Programs for children ages years old
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: Aug 11, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Dirt Works Children’s Garden, Yaeger Park, Olympia WA
    Description: Programs are free but we ask that you please register so we can better prepare and serve you. Space is limited.

    Registration information will be posted here after June 1st.
    More Info at http://ext100.wsu.edu/thurston/gardening/
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Events on Aug 12, 2015
  • MGFTC Board Mtg
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: Aug 12, 2015 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Thurston County Extension, Harrison Avenue Northwest, Olympia, WA, United States
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Events on Aug 18, 2015
  • Free Summer Gardening Programs for children ages years old
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: Aug 18, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Dirt Works Children’s Garden, Yaeger Park, Olympia WA
    Description: Programs are free but we ask that you please register so we can better prepare and serve you. Space is limited.

    Registration information will be posted here after June 1st.
    More Info at http://ext100.wsu.edu/thurston/gardening/
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Events on Aug 25, 2015
  • Free Summer Gardening Programs for children ages years old
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: Aug 25, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Dirt Works Children’s Garden, Yaeger Park, Olympia WA
    Description: Programs are free but we ask that you please register so we can better prepare and serve you. Space is limited.

    Registration information will be posted here after June 1st.
    More Info at http://ext100.wsu.edu/thurston/gardening/
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Events on Aug 27, 2015
  • Bloomin' Bingo
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: Aug 27, 2015 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Avenue Southeast, Olympia, WA 98503, United States
    Description: Play bingo and enjoy a dessert and drink. Master of Ceremonies will be Marianne Binetti and prizes are choice plants and garden items. Everyone takes home a gardening gift.
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