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Spring Greening-Gardening, Composting, Recycling Education Day

March 25, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm


Join us for a day filled with gardening, composting, recycling fun and information via workshops and hands-on demonstrations. Stay for one, two or all three sessions.

No pre-registration but space is limited to room capacity. Seats and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Workshop Topics:


Session One Workshops: 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

  • Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Growing Fruits and Veggies in Thurston County
  • Attracting Pollinators in Home Gardens
  • Changing Your Turf to Raised Beds

Break: 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Session Two Workshops: 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • Container Gardening
  • Gardening Practices-Myth, Miracle or Maybe
  • Yard & Food Waste Composting

Break: 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (Suggestion- bring a lunch from home if you are staying for the entire day)

  • Visit the demonstration/activity tables in the hallways and gathering spaces
  • Watch the following live demonstrations
    • Proper shrub/tree planting
    • Self-watering container gardens
    • Year round containers

Session Three Workshops: 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Pruning 101
  • Herbs-Growing & Preserving Culinary Herbs
  • Worm Composting

Hallway Demonstrations and Activity Booths:

(All booths will be staffed by WSU Master Gardener and/or Master Recycler Composter volunteers)

  • Gardening/composting/recycling question/answer booth (get your questions answered)
  • Tool care, repair and ergonomics
  • Weed identification
  • Propagation
  • Can this item be recycled?
  • Beneficial bugs

Select plants, upcycled garden art, and handi-crafts will also be for sale.



Refreshments will be served.


Online follow-up information and resources will also be available.



For further questions please contact, Cori Carlton at (360) 867-2162 or



March 25, 2017
9:30 am - 2:30 pm


Westwood Baptis Church
333 Kaiser Rd. NW
Olympia, WA 98502 United States
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