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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Gardening/Composting/Recycling Question and Answer Clinic


Do you have a plant eaten-up by bugs or diseases? Maybe you have a plant or weed you cannot identify? Wondering how to turn your yard waste into compost? Not sure if something can be recycled?

That’s where the WSU Master Gardener and Master Recycler Composter volunteers of Thurston County can help. Our certified volunteers can answer your questions using the most accurate, unbiased, scientifically proven, local information and resources. This service is free to all Thurston County residents.

Gardening/Composting/Recycling Question and Answer Clinic –



YES, we are now “open”!

Our WSU Master Gardener and Master Recycler Composter volunteers are answering your questions via email only.

If you have a question please email it to:

NOTE: We are here to help, but wanted to let you know that we are receiving a larger than normal volume of questions. Our certified volunteers are working hard to answer your questions in a timely manner. We appreciate your patience and your desire for wanting accurate gardening/composting/recycling information. We look forward to serving you.


Question/Answer Clinic-CLOSED

Our in-person and phone consultation question and answer clinic is currently CLOSED due to the Washington State Stay Home, Stay Healthy emergency proclamation to minimize public health risk during COVID-19. Once it is safe, we will post details of when we plan to reopen on this site.

Located inside the WSU Thurston County Extension office
3054 Carpenter Rd. SE
Benoscheck Building
Olympia, WA 98503
Phone: (360) 867-2163 (This number is not being monitored at this time. Any messages left at this number will be responded once we are able to reopen our in-person clinic.)


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For more composting and recycling information visit.


The Gardens and Clinics are operated by WSU trained and certified volunteers. All services provided by Thurston County WSU Master Gardener and Master Recycler Composter volunteers are free to Thurston County residents. These volunteers can only provide information to home gardeners. Commercial farms and businesses need to contact Extension office for help, (360) 867-2162.