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December 2019

2020 WSU Master Gardener Volunteer Training Pre-Orientation

December 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
WSU Thurston County Extension Office, 3054 Carpenter Road Southeast
Olympia, WA 98503 United States
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WSU Master Gardener Pre-Orientation Sessions for Thurston County   The WSU Master Gardener program requires a significant time commitment. At the pre-orientation session you will learn what it takes to be a WSU Master Gardener including program expectations, as well as all the benefits you will receive being a WSU Master Gardener. The following sessions will allow you to see if the WSU Master Gardener Program is a right fit for you. Pre-orientations are held at the WSU Thurston County…

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2020 WSU Master Gardener Training Pre-Orientation

December 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
WSU Thurston County Extension, 3054 Carpenter Rd SE
Olympia, WA 98503 United States
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WSU Master Gardener Pre-Orientation Sessions for Thurston County   The WSU Master Gardener program requires a significant time commitment. At the pre-orientation session you will learn what it takes to be a WSU Master Gardener including program expectations, as well as all the benefits you will receive being a WSU Master Gardener. The following sessions will allow you to see if the WSU Master Gardener Program is a right fit for you. Pre-orientations are held at the WSU Thurston County…

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November 2020

Registration Open for the Home Horticulture Training

November 14, 2020 - December 18, 2020

On Saturday November 14, registration will open for the WSU Extension Home Horticulture Training. Registration closes on Friday December 18, unless the course fills before then. To register and get more information about the Home Horticulture Training with schedule and criteria, go to http://mastergardener.wsu.edu/home-horticulture-training/ Review the FAQ before registering. Learn to be a better home gardener and steward of the environment this winter with Washington State University Extension’s new online Home Horticulture Training program. Training focuses on a wide range…

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June 2021

Reliable resources for garden and plant problems (webinar)

June 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Grab your lunch, tune in, and learn! Join the WSU Master Gardener and Master Recycler Composter Programs of Thurston County on Tuesday June 1 from noon to 1pm to learn how to find localized, credible gardening and composting information. This virtual event is part of the 2021 Lunch ‘n Learn series hosted by the WSU Master Gardener and Master Recycler Composter programs of Thurston County. Registration information available at https://extension.wsu.edu/thurston/gardening/upcoming-workshops/ More about the 2021 Lunch ‘n Learn Series: Each 1-hour…

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July 2021

Building a Compost Pile

July 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Step-by-step demonstration on building a compost pile. This webinar is part of the 2021 Lunch 'n Learn Series hosted by the WSU Master Gardener and Master Recycler Composter programs of Thurston County. Tune in, eat your lunch, and learn! Each 1-hour session will focus on a specific topic related to gardening or composting. All sessions are from noon to 1pm. The Lunch 'n Learn webinars are free and open to the public. Registration is required. After registering you will receive…

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August 2021

Harvesting vegetables from the garden

August 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn some harvesting tips while getting a virtual tour of one of the Demonstration Gardens. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during the event. This webinar is part of the 2021 Lunch 'n Learn Series hosted by the WSU Master Gardener and Master Recycler Composter programs of Thurston County. Tune in, eat your lunch, and learn! Each 1-hour session will focus on a specific topic related to gardening or composting. All sessions are from noon to 1pm. The…

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September 2021

Tips for Fall Garden Clean-up

September 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn best practices for fall garden clean-up and preparing your compost bins for the winter. This webinar is part of the 2021 Lunch 'n Learn Series hosted by the WSU Master Gardener and Master Recycler Composter programs of Thurston County. Tune in, eat your lunch, and learn! Each 1-hour session will focus on a specific topic related to gardening or composting. All sessions are from noon to 1pm. The Lunch 'n Learn webinars are free and open to the public.…

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November 2021

Application period open for the 2022 WSU Master Gardener Training

November 8, 2021 @ 8:00 am - December 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Training details and application for the WSU Thurston County Extension Master Gardener Training are now available! Do you love to garden and want to share your knowledge with your community? If yes, then we want you to join the Washington State University Extension Master Gardener Program. The WSU Thurston County Extension Master Gardener Program is recruiting adults for the 2022 WSU Master Gardener Volunteer Training. The 2022 training course involves about 75 hours of comprehensive virtual, classroom and field-based instruction,…

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May 2022

Yard/Food Waste Composting and Worm Composting

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closed Loop Park, 2418 Hogum Bay Road Northeast, Lacey, WA 98516, USA
Lacey, Washington 98516 United States
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Free

To celebrate International Compost Awareness Week (May 1-7, 2022), the Master Recycler Composter Program of Thurston County is hosting 2 in-person workshops on Saturday May 7, 2022 at the Closed Loop Park Demonstration Garden. 10-11am, Yard and Food Waste Composting 11am-noon, Worm Composting From 10am to 11am will be a workshop on yard waste composting and from 11am to noon will be a workshop on worm composting. Come for one or both workshops. The workshops will be held rain or shine.  The…

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September 2022

Dividing Peonies

September 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Closed Loop Park, 2418 Hogum Bay Road Northeast, Lacey, WA 98516, USA
Lacey, Washington 98516 United States
Free

Join the WSU Thurston County Extension Master Gardener Program for this free lecture on dividing peonies with peony expert Frank Dickson.  The Closed Loop Park Demonstration Garden has over 70 peony varieties. Saturday September 24, 2022 11:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. Closed Loop Park Demonstration Garden Free and open to the public. Rain or shine. Be prepared to stand or bring your own chair. For more information and location directions visit: extension.wsu.edu/thurston/gardening/community-events-and-outreach/ Dividing Peonies Workshop Flier (pdf)

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